Archbishop, It Starts with Deacons…

Or is that, Deaconesses?

Germany’s top Roman Catholic has called for women to be allowed to become deacons, which would enable them to perform baptisms and marriages outside of mass – a novelty for Catholic women…

But it doesn’t stop there. Priestesses follow, as a natural sort of progression. And soon enough, you’ll sit with:

Just saying…

 

4 thoughts on “Archbishop, It Starts with Deacons…

  1. As an European, believe me: stay as far as possible from the German Catholic Church. She is full of heresies, very close to the homo-loving Evangelical Lutheran Church, and all her riches she gets from the ecclesiastical taxes have even more rotten her. Here in France, we are not rich, less people come to church, but at least our Church isn’t (anymore) a beacon of revolt against Tradition and the authority of the Pope.

    + pax et bonum

    • Don Henri – tell me from your perspective – are average catholic churchgoers in France more orthodox and attached to the Church teaching then in German?
      A ask because as far as I read on INTERNET, and told by some friends who live in France – I see that 1/3 French churchgoers are traditionalists (fully orthodox), 1/3 NOMists (fully orthodox), and the last 1/3 are liberal NOMists (with more or less respect to catholic Magisterium)

      • The number of Traditionalists is exaggerated, I’d say they account for about 10% of church-going people. But they account for about 1/4 of all vocations to the religious life. Most church-going people believe what the church teaches, because here church-going is very counter cultural (much more than in Germany where it’s part of the local Bavarian/Rhinelandian identity), and cultural Christians don’t go to church at all excerpt at Christmas and Easter. The liberals are now steeply declining (even if in some places such as the Secretariat for Inter-religious Dialog or the Catholic Committee against Hunger and for Development and some dioceses such as Poitiers they are still very powerful) because these opinions have absolutely no attraction to young people. Seminarians and young and middle-aged priests are all orthodox. We have less people than the German Church, but they are more faithful, and also the ratio of young people going to church is much much higher here than in Germany, partly because here Catholic families use to have many children. Last Sunday I was having lunch with a mother of 8, and while it is not the norm indeed (the norm is 3 or 4), it is rather frequent.

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