Dr. Phyllis Zagano is an internationally acclaimed Catholic scholar who has lectured throughout the United States, and in Canada, Europe, and Australia. Her many awards include the 2014 Isaac Hecker Award for Social Justice from The Paulist Center Community in Boston for “her prolific body of work that has constantly echoed the cry of the poorest of our society for dignity and for justice both inside and outside the church....specifically the dignity of all women.” Her groundbreaking work on women in the diaconate led to her appointment to the Pontifical Commission for the Study of the Diaconate of Women in 2016. She has taught at Fordham, Boston, and Yale Universities, and currently holds a research appointment at Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York. Her most recent book is Just Church: Catholic Social Teaching, Synodality, and Women (Paulist Press, 2023).



September 3, 2023

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

[Phoebe and Gregory] were, at heart, both deacons, and their hearts contained the Good News, the message of the Gospels.

November 7, 2021

Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

You do not need to be a cleric or a teacher of the law or a millionaire to belong to the people of God. You are the people of God.

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