Q&A: The Social Impact of Pope Francis’ Commission on Female Deacons

Last week, Pope Francis announced a new commission that could pave the way for women to serve as deacons in the Roman Catholic Church, which currently mandates an all-male clergy.

For University of Virginia Assistant Religious Studies Professor Nichole Flores, the announcement was an exciting step in ongoing debates about female leadership in the Catholic Church, which she has followed closely as both a theologian and a Catholic woman.

Read More at UVA Today.

Somos familia: An interview with U.S. Catholic magazine

Dr. Flores recently sat down with the staff of U.S. Catholic magazine to discuss family, faith, and ethics. An excerpt of the interview appeared on their website in April; the entire interview is published in the July 2016 issue of the magazine and on their website.