I heard the call to rebuild the church…in a new way. To use my position as a male permanent deacon to advocate for the ordination of women as deacons. I now understand why Discerning Deacons does the work that they do, and I encourage you to get involved.
Father Roy Donovan, Association of Catholic Priests, is calling on the Irish bishops to halt the introduction of the permanent diaconate in Ireland until women can be included. An interesting intervention! It's not often one finds such publicly passionate advocacy of women's ministry in the Roman Catholic church. https://www.ncronline.org/news/world/irish-priests-call-diaconate-pause