(UPDATED) Germany’s Top Catholic Bishop to Pope: Consider Ordaining Women to the Diaconate

The Catholic spring has already begun and now it appears to kicking into high gear.

Germany’s top prelate Archbishop Robert Zollitsch of Freiburg has appealed to Pope Francis for the consideration of ordaining women to the diaconate.

In comments at the conclusion of a four day meeting of the German bishops, he said that the question of female deacons should no longer be considered “taboo.”

Among other possibilities the German hierarchy also discussed included the possibility of allowing Catholics who are divorced and remarried to receive Communion.

Here’s the $10,000 question: will Timothy Cardinal Dolan, the United States’s top bishop, follow suit?

If he does, this Catholic spring might be an unstoppable force.

[UPDATE at 9:52 AM]: Millennial has sought comment on this situation from both the Archdiocese of New York’s communication office and from the Cardinal’s personal spokesperson in Washington, DC. We will update this with any comments we receive.

[UPDATE at 12:25 PM] Kim Daniels, Cardinal Dolan’s new Washington-based spokesperson, has declined comment, saying the USCCB doesn’t comment on press reports regarding another country’s episcopal conference.

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