08Aug Edward Daly R.I.P.

Edward Daly R. I. P.

08Aug Women Deacons; ready, willing and able

With the appointment of a 'Commission of Study on the Diaconate of Women' by Pope Francis there might be a temptation to suspend the debate on the issue until they publish a report. However as Vatican commissions tend to be very long running affairs it is necessary and good that the debate continues in all local churches.
Judith Valence writing in America Magazine gives a very interesting account of how the issue is perceived in Chicago.
"Maureen Garvey often serves alongside her husband, Deacon Kevin Garvey at their parish ....... 'We had the exact same training, two nights a week, one weekend a month, summer internships,” she says of her husband’s formation studies. “I wrote every paper he wrote. The only thing that was different was on the day of ordination, I had tears in my eyes when all the guys were called up [to the altar] and they left their wives sitting in the pews' "

08Aug 08 August. Monday, Week 19

Saint Dominic, memorial

1st Reading: Ezekiel 1:2-5, 24-28

God’s chariot-throne borne by four cherubim, accompanying the people into exile

On the fifth day of the month (it was the fifth year of the exile of King Jehoiachin), the word of …

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