What does the phenomenon of women acting as shepherds for a parish flock bode for the role of women in the Church?


Full Question

A nun is currently the administrator of my parish, as is the case in numerous parishes around the country. What does this phenomenon of women acting as shepherds for a parish flock bode for the role of women in the Church?

Answer

An administrator takes care of the temporal needs of the parish, not the spiritual. The latter is primarily the duty of the ordained. The ordained are more appropriately referred to as shepherds, not the administrator.


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