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Center on Religion and Culture to host “The Future of Women Deacons”


Join us for “The Future of Women Deacons: Views from the Papal Commission and the American Pews,” the first event of 2019 sponsored by Fordham’s Center on Religion & Culture.

January 15, 2019 | 6 p.m.
12th Floor Lounge | Lowenstein Building
Fordham University | 113 West 60th Street | New York, NY 10023

At this symposium on women deacons past, present, and future, two members of the Papal Study Commission on the Diaconate of Women will speak publicly for the first time since Pope Francis created the commission in 2016. They will be joined by an American woman religious who has done research on how women deacons would be received in U.S. parishes.


Commission member Phyllis Zagano, senior research associate-in-residence at Hofstra University and author of several books on women deacons.

Commission member Fr. Bernard Pottier, SJ, faculty member at the Institute D’Etudes Théologiques in Brussels.

Sr. Donna Ciangio, O.P., Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Newark and Principal and Founder of Church Leadership Consultation.

Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, President of Salt & Light Media, will moderate the panel.



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