"The reinstitution of the female diaconate does not constitute an innovation..but the revitalisation of a once functional ministry'
Bridget Mary's Response: Yes, the groundswell is building! Notice women deacons are being reinstated in the Greek Orthodox Church! The Vatican may follow the example of the Patriarch of Alexandria.
I believe that women deacons will be a step toward the full equality of women in Sacred Orders in the Roman Catholic Church! Our international Roman Catholic Women Priests Movement will continue to grow and flourish as a renewed model of priestly ministry in a community of equals. The full equality of women in all roles in an inclusive church where all are welcome is our mission! This is the holy shakeup that I desire for the church I love- all of us living Gospel compassion, justice and equality- as we follow the example of Jesus who called both women and men as disciples and treated them as equals. Bridget Mary Meehan ARCWP, www.arcwp.org