Pope Francis's response to the Synod's call for the ordination of married men and for women deacons eagerly awaited.
The recommendation to lift the restriction on ordaining married men limits it to those who are already permanent deacons and to the Church in the Amazon.
Catholic peer Baroness Nuala O’Loan tells conference ‘Women and the Catholic Church’ there is “change afoot” in the Church in relation to women.
From the earliest days of the church, women rightly served in key leadership roles: Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich.
Introduction of overseas missionaries aims to offset the decline and ageing profile of Kilmore's priests.
Irish peer urges Church to ordain women as deacons.
Radical proposals include ordination of women as deacons, inviting back men who left priesthood to marry and ordination of married men of good standing.