Survey assesses views of bishops, diaconate directors on women deacons

Should the Vatican permit the ordination of women as deacons -- a topic that has been studied by a papal commission -- a majority of U.S. bishops surveyed said they would expect the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to pave the way to implement it.
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Baltimore archdiocese deacon candidates ‘trust the Holy Spirit’s timing of that call’

Deacons and candidates for that ministry alike agree that the timeless call to serve transcends any crisis facing the Catholic Church. That was among the takeaways from a Deacon Day of Enrichment Oct. 6 at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Howard County, where approximately 25 deacons of the Archdiocese of Baltimore renewed their vows,...
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