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Synonyms for ordain

Synonyms for ordain

to set forth expressly and authoritatively

Synonyms for ordain

order by virtue of superior authority


appoint to a clerical posts

invest with ministerial or priestly authority

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If a Catholic believes that the church should ordain women as deacons, it is important that this person express the conviction to their local priest or bishop," he said.
So they not only thought you could ordain a woman a deacon, they thought you could ordain a woman a bishop.
As Bishop Patricia Fresen has said, "the reason for ordaining women as bishops was only so that they in turn can ordain priests which is the traditional method for ordination in the Roman Catholic Church.
He is planning to ordain more women - and a bishop.
When you ordain a man a permanent deacon today, there's no expectation that he would become a priest.
reviews significant internal and external pressures on religious denominations to ordain or refuse ordination to women.
Is it presently possible to ordain women according to church teaching and the Second Vatican Council vision of the restored diaconate?
I equally know that the early church indeed did ordain local leaders who were married, had received brief local training, were chosen by the local community, and had proven their worthiness over some time.
The Bishop of Warwick, Rev John Stroyan will ordain nine priests on July 4 at 7pm and The Bishop of Coventry Dr Christopher Cocksworth will ordain 11 deacons on July 5 at 10.
The college is expected to ordain no more than 13 priests every year for the next six years.
For some the way to go is to find some validly ordained Roman Catholic bishop who agrees to ordain some women.
The TAC does not ordain women, opposes revisions to the Elizabethan Book of Common Prayer and opposes ordaining homosexuals or blessing gay couples.
ROME -- Cardinal Walter Kasper, the Vatican's chief ecumenical official, has warned of a chill in relations with the Church of England if it moves forward with plans to ordain women as bishops, reports Catholic News Service.
The Vatican has continually rejected the proposal because of its association with liberation theology and the expectation that the diocese would eventually ordain married men to the priesthood.