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Women Deacons

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by KatherineS, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. WarriorAngel

    WarriorAngel I close my eyes and see you smile Supporter

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    ADDITIONALLY; the deaconess did NOT baptize the women - she only oiled them down before they 'redressed' in white to be baptized by the priest.

    Suggesting their role was anything more is like saying - the make up artist is the director of the movie.
     
  2. AvilaSurfer

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    This thread is about 375 posts too long.
     
  3. Esdra

    Esdra Senior Contributor

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    Yes it is. I tried to explain our dear sister katherine. And now it's explained to her again, by some other users. I'm out...

    Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't mind "female deacons" as Katherine implies them. It is already custom that female laity do pastoral ministries and even do liturgies of the word throughout the Catholic world. And they do a good job at least in my parish.

    But at the moment the deaconate won't be opened for women in the cc.

    So why think about things that can't be or aren't changed at the moment over and over again?
     
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  4. Esdra

    Esdra Senior Contributor

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    double posting!
     
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  5. Esdra

    Esdra Senior Contributor

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    Love your comparison with the make up artist! :D
     
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  6. KatherineS

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    I have no idea how old you are. The diaconate was something reformed by Vatican Council II after a long debate in the Council. Before then, deacons were celibate and transitional.
     
  7. KatherineS

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    And I don't disagree that it may be imprudent at this time. No disagreement.