Women are unfortunately still not allowed ordination to the priesthood in the Roman Catholic Church, but there is new talk of allowing them to be ordained as deacons. A Catholic deacon is the equivalent of an ordained minister in the non-Catholic world. Â Currently Catholic Deacons, like ordained pastors and ministers are called “Reverend”, and areÂ allowed to officiate weddings and do other clergy functions.
The current movement would make women eligible for more jobs in the Roman Catholic Church than just becoming nuns. They might be eligible for ordination, not as a priest, but at least as a Roman Catholic deacon. A deacon goes thru an ordination, it is considered one of the Holy Orders. Having women as deacons in Catholic ChurchesÂ would be awesome, and at least a step in the right direction. They would be female clergy.
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