Holy Saturday: An Argument for the Restoration of the Female Diaconate in the Catholic Church

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Crossroad Pub., 2000 - Religion - 182 pages
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CTS Book of the Year. A serious effort to faithfully investigate the history and canonical viability of the female diaconate. Based on thorough research, as well as sound historical and theological analysis and reflection, this book makes a significant contribution to the discussion and development of women’s roles in the modern church.

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With meticulous documentation, Zagano (communications, Boston Univ., and chair of the Roman Catholic group American Academy of Religion) provides scholarly argument supporting restoration of the role ... Read full review

Contents

THE ARGUMENT
21
The Church has given reasons why women although
36
The judgment that women cannot be ordained priests
64
Women are and have been called to the diaconate
73
Women have continually served the Church in diaconal
111
The ordained ministry of service by women is necessary
133
CONCLUSIONS
167
Index
175
Copyright

About the author (2000)

Phyllis Zagano is a founding cochair of the Roman Catholic Studies Group of the American Academy of Religion—the world’s largest society of scholars of religion—and author or editor of fifteen other books. She holds five academic degrees and has taught at major universities on the East Coast.

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