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ANN GILROY RSJ: A Response to Pope Francis’s Commission on Women Deacons

Women Religious welcome any development in Church that responds to women’s repeated call to have an equal share in the decision-making. Pope Francis’s proposal to set up a Commission to study the possibility of having women deacons, while not yet … Continue reading

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CAROLINE RYAN. Women deacons or women cardinals?

While I welcome anything authentic that promotes the capacity of women to be truly influential in the church, I am not really keen on the diaconate idea of female deacons. Essentially this is because I think it is unnecessary. That … Continue reading

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PAUL COLLINS. ‘Theodora the Bishop’: Pope Francis and Women Deacons

The Via di Santa Prassede is a back lane close to the imposing Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Pope Francis’ favourite church in Rome. But there is a very significant historical building just nearby: the basilica of Santa Prassede in … Continue reading

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