Christmas is so comfortable that we want to settle in and stay there forever. That’s where the liturgical calendar hits us upside the head with the bracing news that Herod, and his descendants, are still on the march. More from Melissa Musick after the jump:Read More
In an historic decision Pope Francis says he wants to study the possibility of women deacons. More from America here: Pope Francis Open to ‘Study’ Women Deacons. The history and controversy surrounding women deacons from Phyllis Zagano here: Catholic Women Deacons. This is a study about the rights and responsibilities of the baptized.Read More
(Above: Catholic deacons bless livestock during Ember days.) Wonderful article about the role of deacons in the Catholic Church and one deacon’s life changing experience in America magazine here: A Deacon’s Education. I hope that someday women will be returned to the deaconate. Wouldn’t that be a blessing?