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.
If we look at the qualities required to fulfill the request rather than the connotation of the word itself, what is simply being asked of women and men is sacrificial love.
The church is discerning its mission for the 21st century. These Catholic leaders got together to talk about it.
Over 3,000 Catholic leaders gathered to encourage unity on the path to becoming “evangelizing disciples.”