The Pope Plans to Allow Women to the Office of Lector
(11-13-2010, 12:58 PM)cgraye Wrote:
(11-13-2010, 12:31 PM)Servus_Maria Wrote: The office of lector no longer exists (at least in the Novus Ordo) so I don't understand what your article is about. There's no longer an office of lector to admit women to.

Yes there is.  It's not a minor order any longer, but Lector and Acolyte are still official ministries into which one can be instituted.  Usually men preparing for the priesthood and dioconate are, but any man can be as well (though not women).  Most people don't know this, however, because they don't see it much.

But it's not a step to Holy Orders and so there's really no problem with women being lectors (well, at least no more of a problem than there already is with having the laity doing the readings). Pre-Vatican II lectors were considered clerics, post-Vatican II one's not considered a cleric until they're ordained to the diaconate.

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Re: The Pope Plans to Allow Women to the Office of Lector - by Historian - 11-13-2010, 01:27 PM

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