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At LifeSite there is a story related to the final report of the study commission set up by Francis to look into the historical issues of female deacons, deaconesses, deaconettes, whatever.

It was not the job of the commission to make a recommendation about the possibility of reviving deaconettes. They were simply to look into historical questions.

Commission - Evidence - Women - Diaconate - Way

The commission found that there is no evidence that women were ordained to the diaconate, in the same way that men were ordained.

We knew that. And we know that ordination of women to the diaconate is not possible because of the harmony of the three grades of the Sacrament of Holy Orders. Only men can receive that...
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