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Thursday, April 29, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT

On the Feast of St. Catherine of Siena, a lay member of the Order of Preachers, the leadership team of Discerning Deacons led a conversation about the historical and contemporary diaconal ministry of Catholic women; the potential impact of women deacons in your parish, community and beyond; and how to participate in Pope Francis’ vision for a “synodal church” that walks together.

 

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Endorser
“It is time for our Church to acknowledge the role of countless women serving the people of God in positions of ministry and leadership.”
Endorser
“It is time for the Church to heed the Spirit’s voice, recognizing women’s call to the diaconate and allow the Spirit to restore and renew the Body of Christ so that it may fully live into its identity of missionary discipleship.”
M. Therese Lysaught, Ph.D., Theologian
Theologian, Doctor of Philosophy - Loyola University Chicago and the Pontifical Academy for Life (Chicago, IL/Madison, WI)
Witness
“I feel that the Catholic Church as it is structured is not what Jesus envisioned for his followers—so many of them were women of his day. What happened?”
Joan D. Martin
Ignatian Volunteer Corps Member, parishioner at New Roads Catholic Community in Belmont, MA

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