Dr. Phyllis Zagano, Senior Research Associate in Residence in the Department of Religion, wrote a column, “To ordain Catholic women as deacons,” that was originally published in the Harvard Divinity Bulletin and reprinted in Spanish by Criterio Digital, an online publication on society, faith and culture.
Dr. Zagano is currently serving on Pope Francis’ commission to study women deacons in the Catholic Church. She has been widely published on the subject of women deacons. Her books include Holy Saturday: An Argument for the Restoration of the Female Diaconate in the Catholic Church. She is a Fulbright scholar and the 2014 recipient of the Isaac Hecker Award for Social Justice.
Dr. Zagano also published another installment of her blog for the National Catholic Reporter – “There Goes the Neighborhood” – about climate change, the worsening condition of the environment and the U.S.’s withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement.