Talks on Ordaining Women Deacons in the Catholic Church with Pope Francis as considered by John Allen

No doubt, the big story on the Vatican beat this week was Pope Francis’ apparent willingness to entertain whether women can serve as deacons in the Catholic Church. The word “apparent” is required because, as with so many other things in the Francis era, exactly what the pontiff meant is disputed. The question came up… Continue reading Talks on Ordaining Women Deacons in the Catholic Church with Pope Francis as considered by John Allen

Canadian archbishop: Let’s allow women to be deacons

Canadian Archbishop Paul-Andre Durocher of Gatineau, Quebec, said the synod should reflect on the possibility of allowing for female deacons as it seeks ways to open up more opportunities for women in Church life. Where possible, qualified women should be given higher positions and decision-making authority within Church structures and new opportunities in ministry, he… Continue reading Canadian archbishop: Let’s allow women to be deacons