Charting steps along the path forward

Discerning Deacons was delighted to host two colloquium discussions about women and the diaconate and an exhibitor’s booth at the annual assembly of the Association of U.S. Catholic Priests (AUSCP) in Baltimore, June 20-23. The assembly drew more than 150 priests, in addition to lay and religious supporters. AUSCP priests are known for their ongoing […]

The Power of Listening to Build Community

As we complete this first listening and consultation phase of this synod process, we want to take a moment to say – Thank You! Thank you for taking a chance on the power of listening. The transformative, healing, generative power of listening. The power of listening to build connection and community. When Pope Francis celebrated […]

Moving forward with Roots & Wings

Discerning Deacons was thrilled to be invited to serve as exhibitors at the Raices y Alas (Roots and Wings) conference of the National Catholic Council for Hispanic Ministry (NCCHM) in Washington, DC, April 26-30. We were able to engage participants in conversations about synodality, women’s leadership roles, and the discernment of the Church about ordaining […]

DD making waves at Religious Education Congress!

March 30, 2022 Discerning Deacons recently hosted a booth at the annual Los Angeles Religious Education Congress. This year’s annual conference drew about 5,000 in-person participants, much fewer than in years past, but a good start to re-imagining an in-person conference since the pandemic began. A special thank you to Rosa Bonilla, Yolanda Brown, Anne […]