Phyllis Zagano is an internationally acclaimed Catholic scholar and lecturer on contemporary spirituality and women's issues in the church. Her many books include her award-winning Holy Saturday: An Argument for the Restoration of the Female Diaconate in the Catholic Church (First Place, Catholic Press Association and College Theology Society) and Women & Catholicism: Gender, Communion, and Authority.
Her writing is widely translated -- her best-selling On Prayer: A Letter for My Godchild is in Indonesian, Spanish and Italian as well as English -- and she edited the Liturgical Press’ "Spirituality in History" series.
Winner of two Fulbright awards, her biographical listings include Marquis Who’s Who. Her professional papers are held by the Women in Leadership Archives, Loyola University, Chicago. She holds a research appointment at Hofstra University, Hempstead, N.Y.