Kresta in the Afternoon – November 4, 2019 – Hour 1

+  What is the Female Diaconate? (full hour)

  • Description: The Final Document of the Amazon Synod has brought the issue of the female diaconate back to the forefront. Many people don’t realize that there actually is a history of a female diaconate in the Church – but the key question is what exactly that diaconate was. We look at the history of female deacons and the role of women in the early Church with Monica Miller.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Dr. Monica Miller
      Dr Monica Miller is the Director of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society and the author of many books including "The Authority of Women in the Catholic Church," “Abandoned: The Untold Story of the Abortion Wars” and “Theology of the Passion of the Christ" Check out prolifesociety.com.
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    • The Authority of Women in the Catholic Church

      The Authority of Women in the Catholic Church elucidates the essential role women play in the covenant of salvation. With the support of Scripture, the writings of the Fathers of the Church, and contemporary theological insights, Monica Migliorino Miller explains how Christian women exemplify the reality of the Church in relation to Christ and the ministerial priesthood. (learn more)

    • Sexuality and Authority in the Catholic Church

      Monica Migliorino Miller articulates a theology that breaks open the essence of ecclesial authority.  Authority, if it is authority at all, derives from and exists for authentic Christian worship, namely, the Holy Eucharist. If authority is derived from Eucharistic worship, then authority is fundamentally the authority of a covenant.  This book shows that this covenant is spoken according to a primordial sexual language rooted in creation itself. (learn more)

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