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
Two years ago I was on a panel at the University of Notre Dame where a fellow presenter lamented the almost total absence of women in leadership in the church. Perhaps she did not read my bio or listen to
The following comes from a Jan. 22 story by Crux. A new study released on Tuesday found that a high majority of U.S. Catholic bishops and deacon directors believe that if the Holy See gives the green light to ordination
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
Part of a series of events at the Jesuit School of Theology on The Papal Commission on Women Deacons: On Tuesday, May 2, there will be a panel discussion on "Women Responding to the Call to Ministry in the Church"
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
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