The Women’s Ordination Conference and co-directors, Erin Saiz Hanna and Kate McElwee, were mentioned in the following news outlets, responding to Pope Francis’ 12 May 2016 comments agreeing to open a commission to study women deacons. Read the full WOC statement here.
Democracy Now!: Pope to Form Commission to Study Women Serving as Deacons
Huffington Post: Catholic Women React to Pope Francis’ latest initiative
National Catholic Reporter: Major crack in the ice, studying women deacons
Religion News Service: Pope Francis: Let’s study idea of ordaining women as deacons