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Witnesses
Anne Hansen
June 1, 2021

“The inclusion of women in ordained ministry is imperative for the future of the Catholic Church. Restoring women to the diaconate is a step that will enhance the life of the Church and demonstrate, particularly to young people, that Catholicism truly recognizes that both male and female are created in the image of God and called to ordained ministry.”

Anne Hansen is the executive director of Ignatians West.

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
Endorser
“It is time to open up the permanent diaconate to all who are qualified regardless of gender. The Church needs this witness.”
Keith Davis
Director of Deacon Formation (Archdiocese of Santa Fe) and National Association of Lay Ministry Board Member
Witness
“Having women present in leadership at Mass would truly reveal the importance of women in the church.”
Lena Denis

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