A deacon can be male or female.
A deacon can only be female.
A deacon can only be male.
By making a vow of obedience and celibacy to the Bishop.
By receiving the sacrament of Holy Orders from the Bishop which marks them with an imprint ("character") which cannot be removed and which configures them to Christ, who made himself the "deacon" or servant of all.
A person automatically becomes a deacon by receiving baptism since we all join the priesthood of Christ through baptism.
Is married can become a deacon.
Is a deacon can become married.
Consecrate the bread and wine into the Eucharist.
Witness and bless marriages.
Distribute Holy Communion, preach, proclaim the Gospel.
Preside at funerals and do other works of ministry.
A man who receives ordination (the Sacrament of Holy Orders) from his Bishop.
In the ordained state; he is a cleric.
A woman or man who recieves ordination (the Sacrament of Holy Orders) from her or his Bishop.
A man who has received the fullness of Holy Orders.
In the ordained state.
A successor of the Apostles.
A person who can confer the Sacrament of Confirmation.
A person who can ordain priests, deacons, and with the permission of the Holy Father, other bishops.
A sacrament when between two baptized persons.
Entered by vows mutually exchanged by the man and woman.
A sacrament conferred by the man and the woman.
A sacrament conferred by the priest or deacon.
The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, and is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring.
This vocation is open to both men and women.
This vocation is definitively entered through solemn profession of vows accepted by a legitimate superior.
Non ordained men and women are considered to be in the lay state.
Religious men and women are in the consecrated state.
Only holy men and women can think about joining religious life.
Lives in strict solitude.
Makes vows (or professes other sacred bonds) in the hands of his/her Bishop.
Cannot be married.
Follows a rule of life which he or she has written and the Bishop has approved by decree.
Is a person getting ready to join a religious order.
Is made a bride of Christ by the prayer of consecration said by her Bishop (no vows are made).
A female who has never voluntarily lost her virginity and who resolves to remain perpetually a virgin.
Is a pious laywoman under private vows.
Is a member of the consecrated state.
Is dedicated to the service of the Church.
Is in semi-public vows or sacred bonds which have been accepted by a superior.
Remains an ordained person or a lay person, and so does not enter the consecrated state, but lives out a form of consecrated life.
Can be a man or a woman depending on whether the secular institute is for men or women.
Must wear a habit.
Lives according to a particular charism and is a "leaven" in the world.
Who is not under public vow, ordained, or consecrated is in the lay state.
Is called to holiness.
Might be called to make a private vow binding in the eyes of God to remain celibate for the sake of the Kingdom and so become a "dedicated" single person.
Should carefully discern whether he or she may be called to a lifelong commitment known as a vocation in order to reach Heaven more easily.
Has no place in the Church.