Hundreds of faithful were also present at the ordination Mass, which was more subdued than past years because of travel restrictions and limited seating due to the pandemic.
Inside the Vatican July 01, 2020
This week on “Inside the Vatican," Colleen Dulle speaks with Phyllis Zagano about the church’s history not only of ordaining women deacons, but also the conversation around ordaining them again.
Brianne Jacobs April 27, 2020
While Phyllis Zagano thoughtfully draws out the theological implications of her research, her main point is historical: There is simply no precedent on which to base the exclusion of women from the diaconate in the Catholic Church.
The ordination of a transitional deacon in Kansas shows how even a pandemic can't stop one of the church's cherished rituals, even if it sets limits on participation by family and loved ones.
An extraordinary minister of the holy Eucharist distributes Communion during Mass at Transfiguration Church in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, N.Y.  (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
This is the second commission established by Pope Francis to study the question of a women’s diaconate.
Sean Salai, S.J. March 02, 2020
The Very Rev. Mark Morozowich on the role of women deacons in the early Eastern church and how historical theology shapes our discussion on the question of women deacons now.