The ACU Centre for Liturgy is proud to host Dr Phyllis Zagano for a public lecture on the topic: “Women Deacons and the Synod: What Happens Now?”
Time: Sunday, August 6, 2023, 8pm EDT (USA)
= Monday, August, 7, 2023, 10am AEST.
Australia and New Zealand made their synodal wishes known: the Church can and should restore women to the ordained diaconate. The historical facts of women deacons are well known. They ministered in different ways in different places during differing eras. In 2016, the International Union of Superiors General asked Pope Francis why, given that so many women were already performing diaconal ministry, women could not be ordained as deacons today. Since then, two commissions presented private reports to the pope.
The Instrumentum Laboris for the Synod on Synodality reports: “Most of the Continental Assemblies and the syntheses of several Episcopal Conferences call for the question of women’s inclusion in the diaconate to be considered. Is it possible to envisage this, and in what way?” What are the arguments for and against women ordained as deacons? What will happen in October? .”
For more information, and to register to attend, go here.