Card. Des. laments that so many bishops and theologians are once again sowing confusion in this area. But let's face it Pope Francis has destabilized the Church after so many years of clarification by John Paul and Benedict. Pope Francis has returned us to the squalor of the 1970's pre-John Paul II confusion. Just read liberal Praytell and you see what Ladaria is talking about!
But what about female deacons. There has never be a definitive statement about male deacons being a part of the Ordinary Magisterium. And what about minor orders like sub deacon, lector, acolyte, tonsure (candidacy) porter and exorcist?
Ladaria is the head of the commission looking in to female deacons. Should they look into transsexual ordinations too?
Do deacons act in Persona Christi when reading the Gospel especially when they read the Words of Christ which the Gospel records in the First Person? Can a women be a sacramental "sign or icon" of Jesus Christ the Bridegroom made visible in the Mass?