Cookies must be enabled to use this web application.

To allow this site to use cookies, use the steps that apply to your browser below. If your browser is not listed below, or if you have any questions regarding this site, please contact us.

Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • 1. Select "Internet Options" from the Tools menu.
  • 2. Click on the "Privacy" tab.
  • 3. Click the "Default" button.
  • 4. Click "OK" to save changes.
Chrome Chrome
  • 1. Click the "Spanner" icon in the top right of the browser.
  • 2. Click Options and change to the "Under the Hood" tab.
  • 3. Scroll down until you see "Cookie settings:".
  • 4. Set this to "Allow all cookies".
Firefox Firefox
  • 1. Go to the "Tools" menu and select "Options".
  • 2. Click the "Privacy" icon on the top of the window.
  • 3. Click on the "Cookies" tab.
  • 4. Check the box corresponding to "Allow sites to set Cookies.
  • 5. Click "OK" to save changes.
Opera Opera
  • 1. Click on the "Tools" menu and then click Preferences.
  • 2. Change to the Advanced tab, and to the cookie section.
  • 3. Select "Accept cookies only from the site I visit" or "Accept cookies".
  • 4. Ensure "Delete new cookies when exiting Opera" is not ticked.
  • 5. Click OK.
Netscape and Mozilla Suite Netscape and Mozilla Suite
  • 1. Select "Preferences" from the Edit menu.
  • 2. Click on the arrow next to "Privacy & Security".
  • 3. Under "Privacy & Security" select "Cookies".
  • 4. Select "Enable all cookies".
  • 5. Click "OK" to save changes.
Safari Safari
  • 1. Click on the "Cog" icon in Safari.
  • 2. Click Preferences.
  • 3. Change to the Security tab.
  • 4. Select "Only from sites I visit" or "Allow".
  • 5. Close the dialog using the cross.
Book Image Not Available
Book details
  • Genre:RELIGION
  • SubGenre:Christianity / Catholic
  • Language:English
  • Pages:154
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781543955576

Called and Chosen

Ten Catholic Women Tell Their Stories of Invitation and Ordination

by Sheila Durkin Dierks

Book Image Not Available
What would it be like if Catholic women could become priests? This book answers the question by giving ten women the opportunity to tell the stories of their paths to ordination.
According to historical church documents, during the first millennium tens of thousands of women served the Catholic Church as ordained deacons. Since that time women have been denied both diaconal and priestly ordination. In this book ten contemporary women tell the stories of journeys that have been both difficult and joyful on the path to ordination as deacons, priests, and bishops, and of the ritual experience at altar and in living rooms where they are led to rediscover the sacred meal, with all its meanings, hopes, humility, and blessing.
About the author
Sheila Durkin Dierks earned a master's degree from the Iliff School of Theology and is currently a Pastor in Boulder, Colorado. She experienced a persistent invitation to ordination beginning when she was called at age seven. She has been married to Peter for fifty-three years, and is mother to four, grandmother to eight, and mentor to many. She was ordained a deacon in the Ecumenical Catholic Communion in 2017, and a priest in 2018. She loves her journey.
Thanks for submitting a review!

Your review will need to be approved by the author before being posted.

See Inside
Session Expiration WarningYour session is due to expire.

Your online session is due to expire shortly.
Would you like to extend your session and remain logged in?

Session Expired

Your session has expired.We're sorry, but your online session has expired.
Please log back into your account to continue.