In what appears to be a strategy to avoid ordaining women to the permanent diaconate, Pope Francis appointed members to a second commission on April 8, 2020
The promise of a global movement for women's equality in the Catholic Church.
Schenk argues convincingly in this historical analysis that many women in the early centuries of Church history were viewed by their contemporaries as “persons of authority with significant religious influence.
In determining the AUSCP priorities for the next year, the assembly voted to keep women’s equality high on the list.
DeaconChat brings Catholics - both lay and ordained - into dialogue.
The theme of this year's AUSCP conference was "Peacemaking in Our Fractured Society" and focused on healing the racial divide in the world and within the Church.
They dreamed new dreams, healed old wounds and tenaciously carried forward the vision, even when it was lonely, so that the Church might be whole, holy and more fully equipped to carry out the work of the Gospel.
When Pope Francis agreed to “constitute an official commission” to study the question of women deacons, FutureChurch had already laid the groundwork for this unforeseen opportunity.
FutureChurch Survey Finds Thirty-nine Percent of Female Respondents May Be Experiencing a Call to the Diaconate
FutureChurch Convenes the First Ever Retreat for Women Discerning a Call to the Permanent Diaconate
Names of the members of the Commission to Study Women Deacons have been announced; equal numbers of men and women will serve.
Father Charles Curran and Archbishop Paul-Andre Durocher addressed FutureChurch supporters at 26th Annual Fall Event.