Ok, I did a search to see if this had been asked or covered…and I diden’t see anything…so I thought I’d ask for views and opinonions.
I do NOT question the Churches teaching on the Priesthood being men only…infact I support it, but this is not a question about the Priesthood, this is a question about the permanant Deaconate.
Should women be allowed to be Deacons. The job and responsibility of Deacons is somewhat different…their mission, 'not unto the priesthood, but unto the ministry."CCC:1569, suggests that they do not act “in persona Christe” which as I understand it is one of the impediments for women being ordained. Deacons are also "ordinary ministers of the Eucharist…they can NOT consecrate but they can distribute, women can do this also as Extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist. Deacons can preach and read the Gospel during the Mass… Women can lector/Cantor but not Preach or Read the Gospel…but why not…if they could be Deacons then they could do this. It just seems to me that allowing women to be Deacons would be a reasonable way to allow then to serve in a larger function in the church and still keep the Priesthood still “in persona Christe” for men only.
I hope my rambelings have made sense here.