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Brief Note on Women Deacons

Phyllis Zagano of Hofstra University and a leading authority on women deacons in the Catholic Church recently published a note on the issue in the Harvard Divinity Bulletin. Dr. Zagano summarizes the back-and-forth that has ensued since Vatican II among those theologians and scholars who acknowledge the evidence for women deacons and those who say that any ordination of a female, even as a deacon, cannot be allowed.