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Book Traces the History of Ministry by Women

Women: Icons of Christ by Phyllis Zagano, senior research associate-in-residence and adjunct professor professor of religion, has been described as a groundbreaking review of the sacramental ministry of women throughout Christian history and the answer to current Catholic disciplinary objections to restoring women to the ordained diaconate.

Dr. Zagano was appointed to the Pontifical Commission for the Study of the Diaconate of Women in 2016.

Though Church histories demonstrate precedent, women cannot be ordained to the renewed diaconate. In her new book, Professor Zagano presents cogent arguments supported by history to refute arguments against restoring women to the ordained diaconate.

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