The Most Rev. Emil A. Wcela, a retired auxiliary bishop from the Diocese of Rockville Center, Long Island, talks about new developments in Rome that may allow for the ordination of women to the diaconate. Associate Editor Kerry Weber spoke to Bishop Wcela from Garden City, New York. Bishop Wcela's article on the subject, "Why Not Women," appears in the October 1 issue. Bishop Wcela served as president of the Catholic Biblical Association in 1989-90. He also served on the Pastoral Practices, Liturgy and Doctrine committees and the Translations subcommittee of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
A New Role for Women?