Should a woman be a eucharistic minister?


#1

On another forum this is being debated. This troubled me a little because I am a female eucharistic minister. Is there anything wrong with women serving in this capacity?


#2

First of all, the correct term is not eucharistic minister but extraordinary minister of holy Communion (one can use extraordinary minister for short).

As to your question: The Church allows women to be extraordinary ministers of holy Communion. Since the Church allows it, a woman is free to choose to serve in this capacity. Those who feel uncomfortable performing the role need not apply but should not pass on their discomfort to others under the guise of Church teaching.


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