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Women Deacons: Phyllis Zagano on the Current Debate and the Papal Commission -
Check out this new Subject Matters video by Salt and Light Media, Phyllis Zagano, PhD. argues why women should be admitted to the permanent diaconate of the Catholic Church.
Women Deacons, Disney and Doors:
Read what Fr. Luke Hansen, S.J. said in his first homily -
"In order to fulfill its mission, the church needs the unique gifts the Spirit has given each person. No one is excluded: man or woman or child; black, brown or white; gay or straight or bi or transgender; clergy or lay; C.E.O. or service worker; Republican or Democrat or neither. What matters is that you are baptized priest, prophet and king. And the church and the world need your unique gifts."
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Luke Hansen, S.J., who has participated in programs at the Ignatian Spiritual Life Center is a former associate editor of America, he will begin a licentiate in sacred theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome in October.
Catholic Women Preach
Catholic Women Preach is an innovative project designed to address some of the most pressing challenges facing the Church today by responding to Pope Francis’ call for broader and more active engagement of the baptized in the preaching mission of the Church. This project is a deeply faithful, hopeful and joyful initiative intended to build up the Church.
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A ministry of St. Agnes Parish in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco, the Ignatian Spiritual Life Center has a three council structure that discerns the programming we need to live an Ignatian life of devotion and service. Our areas of focus are Church Justice, Global Justice and Spiritual Life. Each council offers programming aimed at mobilizing the larger community to love the world the way God intends. Programming includes adult education and faith formation, the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, spiritual direction, opportunities for prayer and retreat, and an ongoing commitment to dialogue and service in our Church and world.