Discussion on Women Deacons NEW! Two ancient frescos of prominent Christian women re-discovered in the catacombs of Naples. List of Articles on the diaconate of women – published on our website Sacramental character of the Ordination of Women Deacons Opponents of the Sacramental Character of this Ordination Comments on an Excerpt of a Text on Deaconesses by the International Theological Commission, 2003 Report on the Handing in of a Petition to Pope Benedict XVI calling for the Restoration of Women’s Ordination to the Diaconate Why Women have to be Ordained This website is maintained by the Wijngaards Institute for Catholic Research. See also: Women in the Acts of the Apostles by Ivoni Richter Reimer . This book is on our sister website and covers the lives of Tabitha, Lydia and Priscilla.