WOMEN’S MINISTRY: AMAZONS FROM THE AMAZON

Fr. Dwight Longenecker | 6/17/2019 | Dwight Longenecker
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For those who remember their Greek mythology, the Amazons were a tribe of women warriors. The document published from the recent synod of the Amazon not only calls for the consideration of the ordination of older married men, but also pleads for a recognized role for women.

Catholic Herald reports here:

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Published by the Vatican June 17, the document also said the church should consider “an official ministry that can be conferred upon women, taking into account the central role they play in the Amazonian church.”

The document, drafted after input from bishops’ conferences and local communities, acknowledged that in the church “the feminine presence in communities isn’t always valued.”

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Those responding to a synod questionnaire asked that women’s “gifts and talents” be recognized and that the church “guarantee women leadership as well as increasingly broad and relevant space in the field of formation: theology, catechesis, liturgy and schools of faith and politics,” the 45-page document said.

Catholic women warriors! Amazons from the Amazon for the Amazon!

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An “official ministry that can be conferred upon women”? That would be code for women deacons I suppose.

But what will these Amazons from the Amazon do?

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women’s “gifts and talents” be recognized and that the church “guarantee women leadership as well as increasingly broad and relevant space in the field of formation: theology, catechesis, liturgy and schools of faith and politics,”

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