Ordo and Ordination. The Second Vatican Council rediscovered and honoured the sacerdotium commune, the common priesthood of the faithful. This was also co-incided with a reconfiguration of the ministerial priesthood. It is no longer conceived as a sacerdotal special status, but as apresbyteral task. The ecclesiastical institution, however, continues to be organised according to a logic of status. This logic has been clearly identified as a structural risk factor for clericalism and abuse of power. In a post-clerically renewed church, there is still a need for an ordained ministry, for a sacramental ordination of those who exercise pastoral care and leadership. But there is no longer a need for a distinction of the faithful into «duo genera Christianorum».