No they are two totally distinct missions or apostolates. However it should be noted among the regular clergy- while there are no (Co-Ed) Monastery/Convents at least not at the present time, there are both male and female branches of many relgiious orders with some exceptions. For example there are both Benedictine Priests and Benedictine Nuns(St.Benedict)- the same applies to the Franciscans and Dominicans. If there was major doctrinal surgery, unlikely inthe extreme, at least there would be the physical and relgiious structure already established. there would be enormous problems of protocol- how would one address a female priest- she coulnd"t be called Mother as Mothers-superior already exist, likewise you coud not use Sister for a female sacerdotal practitioner. they might be able to come up with some new rank title much as we have specialists in the Armed forces= like Intrerpreters, medics, forward observers, with their own task ratings and limitations. it is not very likely this will happen in the near future but...
No, there are many, many saints who were not priests or nuns.
No there are no female priests in the Roman Catholic Church. A priest represents Jesus on the Alter and a woman cannot do that. Religious women can become nuns but not priests.
Catholic priests & nuns are not allowed to get married.
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people in the catholic faith become nuns and preist because they surrender their life to God and commit their lives to him.
The Catholic clergy included Bishops, priests, monks and nuns.
The priests and nuns were guillotined, the Churches were desecrated, and the relics destroyed.
As you know, Catholic Priests are not allowed to marry. As part of the "vetting" process for suitability for priesthood, nuns interview prospective priests to decide if they are suited to a celebate life. The result of this is that the nuns were inclined to select gay priests as they were, obviously, very unlikely to want to get married. As a result, it has been estimated that 30% of Catholic priests are gay - although that figure is pretty much an educated guess.
The simple answer is that no matter what he may have claimed to be, he clearly was not a Christian by any reasonable definition of the term.
Some roles and positions in the Catholic Church are the Pope, Cardinals, Bishops, and Priests. Other roles are nuns and deacons.
Vatican City is the very small nation where the Catholic Pope lives and works. The only women that normally live there are nuns, and nuns and priests do not have sex.
No, because the Catholic church has yet to allow women to be ordained as priests (they are only allowed to become nuns), and the Pope is selected from the world's cardinals--who were once priests.
No. Only men are allowed to become Priests in the Catholic Church. Women however can become Nuns. It's just Catholic, not Roman Catholic. Roman is an epithet first commonly used in England after the protestant revolt to describe the Catholic Church. It is never used by the official Catholic Church.
Most people refer to priests, brothers, nuns, and sisters as "religious". As in, Sr. Clare is a religious.
Any school which has a Catholic focus and tradiition is normally called a Catholic school. They typically have names of a form "St. XYZ's School/College" and were historically run by priests or nuns.
NO. What a foolish thing to ask.
Yes there are. However, unlike Catholic monks, nuns, & priests, Orthodox clergy do not belong to different orders.
Nuns change their names because for them, it indicates their new life in Christ. Priests rarely change their names.
The French revolution was extremely hostile to the Catholic Church. They guillotined priests, nuns, and sisters by the hundreds, desecrated Churches, and destroyed priceless relics.
One, the killing of the Catholic priests was part of an effort to secularise rather than exterminate (which was the Holocaust).
A large number of Catholic priests, monks and nuns met their deaths during the French Revolution.
None, Catholic priests are Christian priests.
The Missionaries of Charity. Actually, the Missionaries of Charity are not just sisters. The group also has priests, brothers and lay volunteers who are both Catholic and non Catholic.
Roman Catholic AnswerNuns can't "give" the sacraments because they are nuns not priests. However, nuns can be Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist and distribute communion at mass or take it to the sick and shut-ins. Any trained lay person can do this. Also, nuns can baptize (as can any lay person) in the case of an emergency when a priest is not available.
There are two Orders of Friars (Carmelite priests), the Order of Carmelites which was founded in 1209 and the Discaled Carmelites which where founded by St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross in the 16th century during the Catholic Reform. There are three branches to each, priests, nuns, and seculars (third Order).