Pope John Paul II defined that “priestly ordination” can only be conferred on men (baptized of course). “Wherefore, in order that all doubt may be removed regarding a matter of great importance, a matter which pertains to the Church’s divine constitution itself, in virtue of my ministry of confirming the brethren (cf. Lk 22:32) I declare that the Church has no authority whatsoever to confer priestly ordination on women and that this judgment is to be definitively held by all the Church’s faithful.” ORDINATIO SACERDOTALIS 1994) The diaconate is part of the sacrament of holy orders, therefore “priestly”.
V for Victory, Miss Anita Moore, O.P., Esq. (Third Order Dominican):
Comes the news that Pope Francis is forming yet another commission to study the question of female deacons.
Millions of children are being destroyed in their mothers’ wombs every year. A post-Christian world is trying to redefine marriage and even obliterate the whole concept of male and female. Atheistic secularism, hostile to Christianity, is the predominant world view. A small minority of leftist elites is out to destroy Western culture and concentrate as much power as possible into their own hands. The Catholic Church in China has been sold out to the communists. Idols have been worshiped in the heart of Christendom on earth, in the presence and with the apparent approval of the Pope himself. Sexual abusers have proliferated within the Catholic priesthood and episcopate. And now, we’re in the middle of a worldwide crisis where some people are getting sick and dying; many more are losing their livelihoods because of quarantines and the shutting down of “non-essential” services; and Catholics all over the world cannot receive the Sacraments or even pray in their churches. Some bishops are going as far as to try to forbid priests to administer the Sacrament of Extreme Unction. Hospitals are denying the dying access to priests.
And this is the time the hierarchy decides to fiddle with the impossible and futile project of ordaining women to the diaconate. See here