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Second Commission Studies Question of Women Deacons

The Tablet (UK)

Dr. Phyllis Zagano, senior research associate-in-residence and adjunct professor of religion, was interviewed by Christopher Lamb for The Tablet (UK) about Pope Francis’ second commission to study the question of women deacons. She was referenced in The Tablet again in a blog titled “Women Are Already Deacons.” Dr. Zagano was appointed in 2016 to serve on the first commission to look at this issue and has researched and written extensively on the historical, theological, canonical, sociological, ecclesiological dimensions of the question of women deacons.

She has also recently been the subject of an article in America: The Jesuit Review, titled “Phyllis Zagano Makes the Case for Women Deacons” and featured on the podcast Where Peter Is.

Earlier this year, Dr. Zagano published the book, Women: Icons of Christ, 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.

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