Deacon: Phoenix of the Clergy

An amazingly cogent historical work! Come explore the history and theology behind the most important challenges the Roman Catholic Church in America faces today; the ordination of Women and minority members of the faithful as deacons and their possible ecclesiastical roles in the life of the parish church.

The history of some of our church’s darkest days are still alive in the active memories of living victims. A new role for Deacons can bring the dawn of a new era, one of a less exclusive structure of clerical ministry, mitigating the isolation and elevation that challenged cleric’s human frailty and helped spawn a sexual abuse crisis.