“We wanted to go back to the essence of the message of the habit: we are one with the people around us.”
Archive for category Ordained Ministry
The Coptic Church selects its pope by lot. What does that mean for the elected, the non-elected, and the electors?
The existence of auxiliary bishops in the Catholic Church is comprehensible, but not very helpful for the theology of episcopacy according to the Second Vatican Council.
Orthodox theologians devoted to restoring the order of deaconess have published a book on the ordination of deaconesses and the question of women in ordained ministry dedicated to the Patriarch of Alexandria. This news is significant as it demonstrates that interest in and research on the deaconess is of international concern, and not merely a […]
I haven’t spoken with Fr. Gula or with Pope Francis about this. But here’s my suggestion: go read everything you can by Richard Gula on ministry. I think he’s on the same wavelength as the pope.
Segment 1: The Diaconate—History and Present Practice
What are deacons? How has this ministry changed through the centuries? Are deacons well-accepted in parishes today?
Could women deacons revolutionize pastoral ministry and transform the Church? How can the diaconate better meet the changing needs of the faithful today?
The question posed to Orthodoxy concerns the exercise of ministry in orders known and recognized by the Church, not the invention of something new.
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