Women deacons considered.
George discussed the issue with Mapes-Riordan and the leadership at St. Nicholas last winter, the Tribune reported.
The Catholic church does not ordain women for the priesthood, but it has not ruled out the diaconate.
Earlier this year, George said during a forum at the Union League Club that the diaconate was a more open question than the priesthood for women, the newspaper reported.
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|Date:||Aug 31, 2012|
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