Another item ticked on the St. Gallen agenda. Not quite there with the priestesses but looks like deaconesses in all but name. Presumably there'll be some kind of ceremony for them that won't be called ordination - not yet: https://www.ncregister.com/cna/pope...ies-of-lector-and-acolyte-in-new-motu-proprio At this rate, our churches will have more people in the sanctuary than in the pews. I don't know about other parishes but there's a notable absence of men of all ages in our parish. Does anyone believe that Gretas and Susans wearing vestments will bring a resurgence of faith?