Several religious and laypeople met to discuss whether or not women could be admitted to the diaconate April 8 in California.
A small c catholic: Why does it require a seminary degree and ordination to be able to baptize people and to oversee the Eucharist?
Seminary Guidelines: In banning women and gays from priestly ordination, is Pope Francis campaigning for married priests?
WOMEN DEACONS?: ESSAYS WITH ANSWERS
Edited by Phyllis Zagano
Published by Liturgical Press, 270 pages, $24.95
Simply Spirit: If the diaconate and priesthood are not irrevocably linked, there is strong precedent for ordaining women deacons.
Commentary: Pope Francis' call for a discussion of reestablishing women deacons in the church raises three very important questions.
NCR interviewed the editor-at-large of America about women deacons, social media and increasing participation in the church.
NCR Today: The Vatican's chief spokesman sought to downplay expectations that Pope Francis will allow women to serve as deacons in the global Catholic church.
Just Catholic: Donald Trump has said women are after his money and his power. Rather like the arguments against ordaining women.
Pope Francis personally will preside over the episcopal ordination of Msgr. Peter B. Wells, a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, appointed papal nuncio to South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho and Namibia.