*** Update: On February 15th, 2012 I received notification from Bishop Boyea that during his ad limina visit, the pope's aides collected things intended for the pope. Bishop Boyea gave one of the aides my letter and asked for an acknowledgement. I will update this article if and when I receive such an acknowledgement.
*** Update: On February 20th, 2012, I received an email from Bishop Boyea that he did discuss the topic of female deacons with Pope Benedict. Based upon the pope's reaction, he felt that the issue was not going anywhere right now.