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‘She Loved Life’: A Father & Deacon on His Daughter’s Mental Illness & Suicide

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“Katie was not bipolar — she had an illness called bipolar disorder — Katie herself was a beautiful child of God.” A grieving father’s writes honestly about suicideA Father & Deacon on His Daughter’s Mental Illness & Suicide

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5.12
Pope Francis Open to ‘Study’ Women Deacons

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Deacon ordination at St. Peter's

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.

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10.3
A Deacon’s Education

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Deacons during Ember Days
(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?

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