Who’s in favor of women deacons?
In first for a U.S. bishop, San Diego's Robert McElroy declares himself sympathetic to the idea

San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy said he supports allowing women to serve as deacons in the Catholic Church, in what appears as the first such public disclosure of a U.S. prelate since Pope Francis reopened consideration of the history

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2019-10-29T14:46:33-07:00October 29th, 2019|Categories: Vatican News|Tags: |17 Comments

Most religious superiors in U.S. support ordaining women as deacons

A survey of both male and female religious superiors in the U.S. found that most believe that the Church can and should ordain women as deacons. Almost three-quarters of responding superiors said they think it is possible to sacramentally ordain

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2018-08-05T19:18:46-07:00August 5th, 2018|Categories: Other News|Tags: |15 Comments

Members named for commission that will study women deacons

The following comes from an August 2 Catholic News Agency article by Ann Schnieble: Pope Francis has instituted a new commission for the study of women deacons, the Vatican announced Tuesday. Pope Francis further told journalists during the June 26

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2016-08-03T10:56:08-07:00August 3rd, 2016|Categories: Other News|Tags: , |45 Comments

Pope Francis: Let’s study idea of ordaining women as deacons

The following comes from a May 12 Religion News Service article by Rosie Scammell and David Gibson: In an opening with historic import, Pope Francis has said he wants to study the possibility of ordaining women as deacons, a step

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2016-05-12T09:30:24-07:00May 12th, 2016|Categories: Other News|Tags: , , |84 Comments