Thursday, May 12, 2016

Francis: Open to the possibility of "Women deaconesses."

Catholic Family News is reporting:

"After crippling moral theology, opening the door to Eucharistic sacrilege and undermining Catholic doctrine on Matrimony by means of the latest Synods and Amoris Laetitia, Francis now turns his sights to the possibility "woman deaconesses."

It's almost as if he lies awake at night thinking, "What can I disrupt next?"

In this he aligns himself with the destructive program of Modernists, warned of by St. Pius X in Pascendi:
"There is no part of Catholic truth which they leave untouched, none they do not strive to corrupt.”

Francis has also learned, by means of
Amoris Laetitia, that he can mangle Catholic doctrine and practice with virtually no resistance from the hierarchy, except for some 'careful' responses from a tiny handful of conservatives. He has good cause to believe there will be no organized opposition from prelates."

If Francis intends to ordain women to the diaconate, he is not only engaging in heresy but will foment schism in the Church.  There is absolutely no basis whatsoever for considering this. 
Gerhard Ludwig Muller, Professor of Dogmatic Theology in Munich, explains in his scholarly work entitled "Priesthood and Diaconate" (Ignatius Press) that the consecration of deaconesses in the early Church was not an ordination of women to the diaconate.  He writes:

"The institutionalization of charitable services performed by widows in the Christian community, of the assistance rendered by women during baptismal ceremonies, and of liturgical functions in a convent of consecrated virgins is apparent from the beginning of the third century in the ecclesiastical  neologism: diaconissa/diacona.  For Koine Greek, unlike Latin, could not construct the female form of 'servant' by a change of ending, but could only indicate it with the feminine article (cf. Rom 16:1). Aside from that, we also encounter the title diaconissa (and, similarly, presbyterissa and episcopissa) as a designation for the wives of deacons - for example, in papal instructions or conciliar canons that admonish higher clerics to practice celibacy, in the sense of continence.

Although there are records of the liturgical installation of deaconesses dating back to the fourth century, one must not overlook the fact that the selfsame authors who testify to this practice also make clear that the consecration of deaconesses was not the ordination of women to the diaconal ministry; on the contrary, it was a question of a different ecclesiastical office.
To the early Church it was clear that, without prejudice to the various degrees of bishop, presbyter, and deacon, which assumed a definitive form in the transition to the postapostolic age, these ministries owe their existence to the historical initiative of the apostles and to the special presence of the Holy Spirit in the foundational phase of the Church; whereas the latter, so-called nonsacramental consecrations were introduced by ecclesiastical authorities and thus are not matters of divine law but only of Church law." (pp. 48-49).

The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches clearly that: "Deacons share in Christ's mission and grace in a special way. The sacrament of Holy Orders marks them with an imprint ('character') which cannot be removed and which configures them to Christ, who made himself the 'deacon' or servant of all. Among other tasks, it is the task of deacons to assist the bishop and priests in the celebration of the divine mysteries, above all the Eucharist, in the distribution of Holy Communion, in assisting at and blessing marriages, in the proclamation of the Gospel and preaching, in presiding over funerals, and in dedicating themselves to the various ministries of charity." (CCC, 1570).

And again: "Since the Second Vatican Council the Latin Church has restored the diaconate 'as a proper and permanent rank of the hierarchy,' while the Churches of the East had always maintained it. This permanent diaconate, which can be conferred on married men, constitutes an important enrichment for the Church's mission. Indeed it is appropriate and useful that men who carry out a truly diaconal ministry in the Church, whether in its liturgical and pastoral life or whether in its social and charitable works, should 'be strengthened by the imposition of hands which has come down from the apostles. They would be more closely bound to the altar and their ministry would be made more fruitful through the sacramental grace of the diaconate.'" (CCC, 1571).

Women cannot receive Holy Orders.  Period.  End of story.  The Sacrament of Holy Orders is conferred in the degrees of Bishop, Presbyter, and Deacon (See Lumen Gentium Nos. 18-29). Tradition in its entirety has always firmly held that all degrees of ordination are essentially rooted in one sacrament, as being a repraesentatio Christi capitis [a representation of Christ the Head].

Related reading here.


Ryan T. said...

Francis identifies more with women, homosexuals and effeminate men than he does authentic men. He's committed to building an effeminized "church" where men are disvalued and relegated to the fringe.

Women already occupy virtually all of the roles within any given parish: Extraordinary Minister, Lector, Altar Girl, Choir, Ushers, parish secretary, housekeepers, Cooks, CCD coordinators, nauseam. They float around the sanctuary in abundance.

What one does NOT see in abundance - if at all - is the presence of real men.

This is by design as the modernists build their effeminized church.

Brian said...

Francis is a modernist wreckovator intent on destroying the Church from within.

Derek said...

I'm tired of hearing the endless complaints of man-hating radical feminists and their sissy male counterparts.

This is why men are, increasingly, deserting HomoChurch.

Unknown said...


Penance Penance Penance
to avoid Divine vengeance
for not showing any remorse
and trying our will to enforce
The reign of the Impostor has arrived
the Church, of TRUTH is being deprived
the whole world hangs on his lips
while being readied for a total eclipse
The true followers of Christ
trying to pull off the heist
are persecuted for non-compliance
and being countered with defiance
When it will seem that all is lost
everything sacred has been tossed
God will deliver us from our agony
and reign forever in all His Majesty

Rita Biesemans, December 19 2013

Unknown said...

One night while waiting to deliver a baby, the head of our department Prof.Dr Schoysman, a high ranked freemason, professor at the Freemason University in Brussels,(one of the first in the world to perform IVF and human cloning), was irritated by the screaming of a sick elderly woman on the 3-rd floor. He said : "if I become like that when I'm old I would request euthanasia, but of course that catholic church would fight against it (in those days euthanasia was still illegal in Belgium)". He said : "How long are we atheists, freemasons, fighting against the catholic church now? It's almost gonna be a 100 years and I guarantee you before the end of the 20th century they won't talk about the catholic church anymore, it will be over and done with."
All of the sudden I heard the words spoken by Our Lady at La Salette : "satan will be given a 100 years to attack the Church..!

"Well this was more than proof of who is working at the downfall of the Church.
Please Lord, my Jesus, hasten the coming of Your Kingdom on this earth III Rita Biesemans

Robert G. said...

Bergoglio needs to accept the facts.

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