Women Called to the Diaconate
|Moya St Leger, resident in Great Britain, journalist and political reformer. She offered herself as a candidate for the diaconate to her bishop.||Angelika
Purple Stole Action, member of Maria of Magdala, Germany
|Feel free to tell your story, if you feel, or felt, called to the diaconate!|
- Women Deacons: Goodwill Gestures, by Moya Frenz St Leger, The Catholic Herald, August 19, 1990, p. 5.
- Should Roman Catholic Women seek to be ordained Deacons? by John Collins, Ordination of Catholic Women Newsletter vol. 3, no. 1 (April 1996) pp. 5-11.
- The diaconate - a ministry for women in the Church, by Ida Raming, Orientierung 62 (1998) pp. 8-11.
- Contextualising Dorothea Reiningers Women Deacons, by John Collins (WOCIL 2001). This is an excellent introduction to the complex issues surrounding the future diaconate of women.
- Bibliography on women deacons by John Collins
- Letter to Catholic Women, by John Collins, from Letters to Deacons, 1999.
- Once again, women are being cast out of the Catholic Church, by Angela Cornyn, Sunday Independent 15th Oct. 2000.
- More articles to follow!
From at least the 3rd to the 8th centuries women were sacramentally ordained as deacons in the Catholic Church!
Read more about this here:
- General survey of the women deacons of the early Church
- Women Deacons in historical records
- Lists of Women Deacon Saints
|Six options for Catholic women who feel called to the priesthood?|
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