The permanent diaconate and women’s diaconal ministry will be explored in a webinar to be held on September 3. Source: Catholic Outlook.
International scholar Phyllis Zagano and Broken Bay Deacon Anthony Gooley will lead the discussion, which flows on from the Plenary Council decree “That, should the universal law of the Church be modified to authorise the diaconate for women, the Plenary Council recommends that the Australian Bishops examine how best to implement it in the context of the Church in Australia.”
The webinar will discuss the role of a permanent deacon since its renewal following the Second Vatican Council and will explore precedents for women deacons and how their ministries might inspire the Church today.
The talks by Dr Zagano and Deacon Gooley will be followed by a moderated discussion and a response from former ABC presenter Genevieve Jacobs.
The webinar, celebrating the Feast of St Phoebe, will be hosted by Australian Catholics Exploring the Diaconate and supported by Catholic Religious Australia.
Details: Feast of St Phoebe Webinar Event
Upcoming webinar to unpack the Plenary Decree on Deacons and Women (Catholic Outlook)