Women Religious Deacons - What difference, if any, would this make to the life and work of convents throughout the Church?

March 29, 2018

Women Religious Deacons - What difference, if any, would this make to the life and work of convents throughout the Church?

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With Pope Francis actively examining the possibility of women being ordained as deacons, one question presenting itself is: What difference, if any, would this make to the life and work of convents throughout the Church?

This is a question Phyllis Zagano examines in detail in Doctrine & Life.

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Phyllis Zagano is a member of the Pontifical Commission for the Study of Diaconate of Women, set up by Pope Francis. Here, she discusses whether there would be implications for convent life if some members were to be ordained to the diaconate.




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