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Present Day women Called to the Diaconate


Moya St. Leger
resident in Great Britain,
journalist and political reformer.
She offered herself to her bishop
as a candidate for the diaconate


Angelika Fromm
Purple Stole Action,
member of Maria of
Magdala, Germany


Women Deacons: Goodwill Gestures, by Moya Frenz St Leger, The Catholic Herald, August 19, 1990, p. 5.

‘Should Roman Catholic Women seek to be ordained Deacons?’ by John Collins, Ordination of Catholic Women Newsletter vol. 3, no. 1 (April 1996) pp. 5-11.

‘The diaconate – a ministry for women in the Church’, by Ida Raming, Orientierung 62 (1998) pp. 8-11.

‘Contextualising Dorothea Reininger’s Women Deacons’, by John Collins (WOCIL 2001). This is an excellent introduction to the complex issues surrounding the future diaconate of women.

Bibliography on women deacons by John Collins

‘Letter to Catholic Women’, by John Collins, from Letters to Deacons, 1999.

‘Once again, women are being cast out of the Catholic Church’, by Angela Cornyn, Sunday Independent 15th Oct. 2000.