The draft of the Synod's final document will contain a proposal to introduce "female deacons," writes Christopher Lamb (TheTablet.com, October 22).
Abolishing celibacy is also proposed. The bishops who were carefully selected for this task, will vote on the final document on Saturday. This text will be the basis for a post-synodal document published by Francis in several months.
It is possible that a female diaconate may not achieve a two-thirds majority, but exaggerated demands could be a scheme for at least abolishing celibacy usingthe tactic: demand 200%, get 100%.
And just to clarify the Final document is voted on paragraph by paragraph, a supermajority needed for the i paragraph to remain in the Final document. The Final document is then voted on as a whole, again with a supermajority needed for it to pass. The Pope then decides what next
How stunning (sarcasm). I expect the worse. The end of celibacy,"female deacons," and a third major error that will likely catch everyone off guard. The third could be the worse.