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Nationwide “Day of the Deaconess”

Catholic women in Germany have voiced their demands for reforms in the church. There was a central event in Speyer for the nationwide “Day of the Deaconess” on the day of remembrance of Saint Catherine of Siena.

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Representatives of several Catholic women's associations and the Central Committee of German Catholics (ZdK) spoke in the cathedral there.

They called on church leaders to open all services and offices in the Catholic Church to women. Until now, the offices of deacon or priest conferred by ordination have been reserved for men.

The Liturgy of the Word was led exclusively by women

This year, for the first time, the central event was called “Deaconess Day +plus” and had the motto “Allow abundance!”. The event began with a service in Speyer Cathedral, which was attended by around 300 participants. The special feature: the liturgy of the word was led exclusively by women. The Catholic Women's Community of Germany (kfd), the Catholic German Women's Association (KDFB), the ZdK and the Diaconate of Women Network had invited.

With regard to this year's motto it was: "The wealth of talents and callings of women given by God must finally be recognized in the Roman Catholic Church." It is "incomprehensible and no longer comprehensible that the decision-makers in our church have remained inactive for so long," said Ulrike Göken-Huismann from the spiritual leadership of the kfd. "It is a form of abuse of power when non-male people are excluded because of their gender remain excluded," emphasized Göken-Huismann.

The Catholic office of deacon, conferred by ordination, is one of the oldest in the church. Deacons are allowed to baptize, marry, bury and preach, but are not allowed to lead Masses or hear confessions.

Ute Zeilmann, Vice President of the KDFB Federal Executive Board, said with regard to the first-ever “Day of the Deaconess +plus” that this painfully points out that in the Catholic Church so far only “men are supposed to have a plus of sacramental encouragement, episcopal support and divine blessing "is entitled to". This is “a plus that is denied to women, intersex, trans and non-binary people”.

ZdK Vice President Birgit Mock pointed out that women are already giving a “diaconal church” a face. "But this still remains invisible in the formal and sacramental structure of our church."

Further training “Diaconal leadership services for women”

After the service, the participants exchanged ideas in the cathedral garden at a festival intended to celebrate "the fullness of women's vocations". Some graduates of the extensive training course “Diaconal Leadership Services for Women” that has just ended were there in Speyer. According to the organizers, we will do our utmost to ensure that these appointed and highly qualified women can ultimately be ordained as deacons.

The nationwide “Day of the Deaconess” has existed since 1998. It is always held on April 29th, the memorial day of St. Catherine of Siena (1347-1380), who was made a Doctor of the Church.

Women's associations are not the only ones in favor of opening the diaconate to women. The chairman of the Catholic German Bishops' Conference, Georg Bätzing, said at the end of March that he would find it "wonderful" if he could ordain women as deacons. “I am of the opinion that it does not distort the essence of the church if women assume leadership, responsibility and decisions on an equal basis with men,” said Bätzing at the time in “Bild am Sonntag”.

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Cathcon: Saint Catherine of Sienna has some choice words for the reformers of her own day and ours.

For this reason no one has excuse to say, “I am doing no harm, nor am I rebelling against holy Church. I am simply acting against the sins of evil pastors.” Such persons are deluded, blinded as they are by their own selfishness…. It is me they assault, just as it was me they reverenced. To me redounds every assault they make on my ministers: derision, slander, disgrace, abuse. Whatever is done to them I count as done to me….

By not paying me reverence in the persons of my ministers, they have lost respect for the latter and persecuted them because of the many sins and faults they saw in them. If in truth the reverence they had for them had been for my sake, they would not have cut it off on account of any sin in them. For no sin can lessen the power of this sacrament, and therefore their reverence should not lessen either. When it does, it is against me they sin.