About two weeks back, Phyllis Zagano, one of our NCRonline columnists, published a public letter to Pope Benedict XVI.
You may remember it. The headline read: Your Holiness, it is time for women deacons.
Zagano, who is a professor and a senior research associate-in-residence at Hofstra University, urged the pope to "make a decision" about whether women deacons will be allowed to serve the church.
Now, another professor has also written a public letter to the pope.
Daniel G. Van Slyke's headline? Your Holiness, It Is Time for a Theologian Who Is Not Clamoring for Women Deacons to Write an Open Letter to You.
Van Slyke, who is an associate professor at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, writes: