NCR interviewed the editor-at-large of America about women deacons, social media and increasing participation in the church.
NCR Today: The Vatican's chief spokesman sought to downplay expectations that Pope Francis will allow women to serve as deacons in the global Catholic church.
Faith and Justice: Pope Francis' commission to study the possibility of women deacons shows how he wants discernment to be the process by which the church makes decisions.
Simply Spirit: Gifted women are serving the church in diverse and ecclesial ministries, but their work often goes unseen. Opening the diaconate to women would change that.
We say: A shift in demographics, including drops in the number of priests, is changing the face of U.S. Catholicism.