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Francis’ Alternative To Deaconesses: Lay-Catechists Instituted By FORMAL RITE

Francis issued on May 11 the Motu Proprio Antiquum ministerium instituting the Novus Ordo ministry of the lay "Catechist."

The Motu Proprio insists that this commitment "must be carried out in a fully 'secular' manner, avoiding any form of "clericalisation." The Congregation for Divine Worship will soon make up a "Rite of Institution" for catechists.

They are described as a “stable form of service” carried out by the laity. At the press conference at which the document was presented, Archbishop Rino Fisichella emphasised this aspect saying that it is not just a role for a certain time - whatever that means.

Fisichella said that his office spent, at Francis' request, the past five years studying the possibility of instituting this ministry.

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Ultraviolet
If it "must be carried out in a fully 'secular' manner," then The Congregation for Divine Worship doesn't need to make a "Rite of Institution". Typical Francis, says one thing, does another.
Dr Bobus
I like this--it reveals the Novus Ordo for what it is. For years the pretense has been that the NO Church is the same Catholic Church with just a few minor changes. It is not.
P N F
Get ready. The groundwork is now officially laid for the "episcopal conferences" to institute women catechists to proclaim the Gospel and preach the homily, which Canon 767 forbids. This is how Bergoglio gives women one of the functions canonically-reserved for males, priests and deacons, without officially opening the diaconate to women.

From Cardinal Bergoglio, Antiquum Ministerium:

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Get ready. The groundwork is now officially laid for the "episcopal conferences" to institute women catechists to proclaim the Gospel and preach the homily, which Canon 767 forbids. This is how Bergoglio gives women one of the functions canonically-reserved for males, priests and deacons, without officially opening the diaconate to women.

From Cardinal Bergoglio, Antiquum Ministerium:

"It is essential that they be faithful co-workers with priests and deacons, prepared to exercise their ministry wherever it may prove necessary, and motivated by true apostolic enthusiasm."

From 1983 Code of Canon Law:

"CHAPTER I : PREACHING THE WORD OF GOD

Can. 766 The laity may be allowed to preach in a church or oratory if in certain circumstances it is necessary, or in particular cases it would be advantageous, according to the provisions of the Episcopal Conference and without prejudice to can. 767 §1.

Can. 767 §1 The most important form of preaching is the homily, which is part of the liturgy, and is reserved to a priest or deacon. In the course of the liturgical year, the mysteries of faith and the rules of christian living are to be expounded in the homily from the sacred text.

From St. Paul, 1 Corinthians 14:

"34 Let women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted them to speak, but to be subject, as also the law saith. 35 But if they would learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home. For it is a shame for a woman to speak in the church. 36 Or did the word of God come out from you? Or came it only unto you?"

Sacred Scripture, through the pen of St. Paul, makes clear that because "the word of God" (i.e., the words of Jesus in the Gospels) came out of the mouth of a man (i.e., Jesus) that no woman should dare speak His words during the official liturgy of the Church. In the Parable of the Sower, "the word" is compared to the "seed," as coming from a male and growing in the "earth," a feminine metaphor. To disregard this male-female paradigm is to reject the order created by God and frustrate the end of evangelization within the Mass.
Louis IX
The first time a lay catechist steps up to preach at Mass I will be out the door before she clears her throat.