Articles tagged Ordination Of Women

Pope Francis opens up formerly male liturgical roles to women

VATICAN CITY, Italy, January 11, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — In a newly released motu proprio, “Spiritus Domini,” Pope Francis permits the liturgical institution of female lectors and acolytes, rewriting canon law in the process. The ministries of lector and acolyte (formerly minor orders) are important stepping stones on the journey of a seminary candidate towars his eventual receipt of the sacrament of Holy Orders. The motu proprio, released Monday, effects a direct change on canon 230, §1, which, until Sunday, stated: Lay men who possess the age and qualifications established by decree of the conference of bishops can be admitted on […]