Deacons

Luke Hansen, S.J. November 07, 2019
Deacon Andrade de Lima, the son of farmers who grew up on the banks of the Amazon River in the Solimões region, said he is involved in the formation of pastoral workers in the region and assists the bishops in the implementation of their decisions.
Luke Hansen, S.J. October 13, 2019
Participants expressed support for proposals to ordain women deacons and warned of the deadly consequences of climate change.
A man walks past the former Church of the Nativity in New York City in December 2018. It was deconsecrated in 2017. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz) 
Robert David Sullivan June 14, 2019
The number of U.S. parishes without resident pastors has leveled off to about 3,400, according to the latest data from CARA—but only after dioceses have closed down thousands of churches since 1990.
Pia de Solenni May 28, 2019
As a woman in leadership in the church, I think we are having the wrong conversation when we focus so narrowly on the question of women deacons that we fail to see the ways Catholic women can—and already do—lead.
Kerry Weber May 17, 2019
Our survey of Catholic women found little opposition to the ordination of women as permanent deacons, but a survey of U.S. bishops revealed more skepticism of the idea.
Colleen Dulle January 16, 2019
This week on “Inside the Vatican,” we explore the topic of women deacons.