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Erlinda Perlado-Mertens
June 1, 2021
“It is a gift of Christ to the Church to ordain women to the diaconate. It will increase the reach and depth of Christian ministry and also add to the efficacy of being ekklesia, the people of God, which includes men and women.”
Erlinda Perlado-Mertens is a chaplain in House Springs, Missouri.
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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