Card. Müller on the ordination of Deaconettes: “not necessary and not possible”

Posted February 17, 2017 2:30 pm by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Card. Müller on the ordination of Deaconettes: “not necessary and not possible”

As you may remember, some months ago Pope Francis saw to the creation of a group to study the question of female deacons (aka deaconesses, aka deaconettes).  Last November, when the group met for the first time, I wrote: “Their slow march to the vanishing point has begun.”
Perhaps that march won’t be so slow after all.
I saw an interesting story at the German language site Kathnet.   Gerhard Ludwig Card. Müller, Prefect of the CDF, isn’t encouraging the proponents of the ordination of women.
Kardinal Müller, Präfekt der Glaubenskongregation, im Interview mit der „Rheinischen Post“: Bischofs-, Priester- und Diakonenweihe für Frauen „nicht notwendig und

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