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What is seen to actually occur if a female were to be the subject of laying on of the hands in ordination?

What is seen to actually occur if a female were to be the subject of laying on of the hands in ordinations, according to the Catholic Church? The short answer is nothing. The woman in question is ...
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What is seen to actually occur if a female were to be the subject of laying on of the hands in ordination?

To my mind, there is a similar question to that of "re-baptism". If someone who is already baptised undergoes the baptism ceremony a second time, it doesn't have an effect. As a priest of mine once ...
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How do denominations that ordain women at the same time justify not ordaining homosexuals?

There's really nothing comparable between the two issues: no one thinks that being a woman is sinful, but many Christian denominations think that all sex outside of heterosexual marriage is sinful. ...
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Do all Catholic seminary schools require instruction in Latin and/or Greek?

Do all Catholic seminary schools require instruction in Latin and/or Greek? Not all Catholic seminaries require their seminarians to learn Latin unfortunately. Greek is often an elective in many ...
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When do adult male LDS converts receive what priesthood?

The Aaronic Priesthood is the preparatory priesthood--boys growing up in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will generally progress through the offices of deacon, teacher, and priest in ...
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When was the first African American ordained in a US Presbyterian denomination?

You are correct that John Chavis, although he is reported to have been the first college-educated Black/African in America, was never ordained. He was licenced to minister. It appears that John ...
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According to Protestants, must clergy be ordained by other ordained clergy?

John Calvin, whose theology heavily influenced every Reformer (here I exclude the Anabaptists and other such groups), has a chapter in his Institutes of the Christian Religion which discusses the ...
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Were the reformers able to ordain other people to be elders, deacons, and bishops?

Two factors about the Reformed Protestant position back then need to be understood. (1) They believed in "the priesthood of all believers" - the Bible describes every Christian as part of &...
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Must a man first be a priest before being consecrated a bishop?

Yes. He must be priest for at least 5 years before being consecrated a bishop: Can. 378 §1. In regard to the suitability of a candidate for the episcopacy, it is required that he is: […] 4/ ordained ...
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Evidence that Peter alone was made a Bishop by Christ?

St. Robert's opinion that St. Peter consecrated the other Apostles bishops doesn't seem common. For example, D. I. Lanslots, O.S.B., says in his The Primitive Church: The Church in the Days of the ...
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When did the use of formal, seminary-type education begin and why?

The earliest mention we have to Cathedral Schools is from the Second Council of Toledo in 527; they were set up in order to guarantee the formation of priests after the fall of the Empire caused the ...
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In what ways is the term "priesthood" used in Catholic tradition?

In what ways is the term “priesthood” used in Catholic tradition? Traditionally, there are only two ways that term priesthood is used within the Church as well as one in the Ancient Covenant of the ...
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Was any transgender person ever ordained as a Catholic priest?

Was any transgender person ever ordained as a Catholic priest? The short answer is no. According to the Catholic Church's moral doctrine, homosexual attraction is disordered, and homosexual acts ...
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Are the ordination-statuses in this list exclusive and comprehensive?

The list is not exclusive - curates are ordained. (Did you mean, ordinand - someone who is training for ordination?). Also there are several statuses for lay people who are not ordained: licensed lay ...
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In the Eastern Orthodox tradition, is it possible to laicize a bishop?

It appears that for autocephalous Orthodox Churches, their Holy Synod has the authority to laicize them. Although the person in question was "demoted" to monk and not fully laicized, I ...
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Who are the remaining Apostolic Succession lineages that are non-Rebiban Succession?

Who are the remaining Apostolic Succession lineages that are non-Rebiban Succession? Within the Roman Rite there are four active lines that account for 48 bishops: the Ravizza line, the de Bovey line, ...
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Theoretically, could a lay person, by virtue of their baptism, validly consecrate Holy Eucharist?

No, the ability to validly transubstantiate bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ comes from the sacramental character on an ordained priest's soul in the sacrament of Holy ...
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Is attending a priestly ordination, bishop's consecration, or religious profession an indulgenced act (pious work)?

If my searching is correct, attending the ordination of a priest (or deacon), consecration of a bishop, or religious profession in itself is not an indulgences act; but the first Mass of a newly ...
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Did priests ever ordain other priests?

If it is possible, it is almost impossible to state something never happend. So either there is an account of it happening, and then we know it happend, or it can be proven it cannot have happend, and ...
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Foreordination - based on choices in premortal or in mortal life?

Foreordination does not happen retro-casually/retroactively, with the veil the only way one can know it one was foreordained is through revelation (prophecy, patriarchal blessing, or other other ...
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Commissioned or Ordained?

Commissioned or Ordained? Unfortunately there is no clear cut definition to be invoked here for the entire Christian family of believers. The definitions, terms and even expectations of different ...
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Was 30 the canonical age for Catholic priesthood in the 1700s?

The Council of Trent (1545-1563) wrote a decree Sacrificium et sacerdotium on the holy orders dealing with this question: Nullus in posterum ad subdiaconatus ordinem ante vigesimum secundum ...
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How do denominations that ordain women at the same time justify not ordaining homosexuals?

The Free Methodist Church has a long history of ordaining women; in fact women were pastoring Free Methodist churches before they had the right to vote in the United States. The head pastor of my own ...
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