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Witnesses
Fr. Joe Doran
July 17, 2021

“I find in Discerning Deacons a genuine understanding of and commitment to the process of discernment. The Second Vatican Council is just one modern example of what happens when the Church, as the whole people of God, comes together to discern the movement of the Spirit among us. The result is what Pope Francis terms ‘overflow.’ When we approach important and sometimes difficult questions in this spirit, it sheds light on the entire mystery of the Church and opens to us unexpected pathways. I would encourage all who love the Church to engage in this process.”

Fr. Joe Doran is the pastor of St. Pius V Catholic Community in Pasadena, Texas.

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Witness
Women need to share their spiritual gifts with others as deacons, serving those who are currently unserved, reaching towards the fullness of the expression of our faith.
Jill Caldwell
Parish and diocesan volunteer in Helena, Montana
Endorser
Many women I know are competent Catholic ministers, discern a call, and deserve to be empowered by our institution and fully recognized in our communities. It would dignify our Church to recognize this reality.
Deacon Dennis T. Duffell
Regional Coordinator of Pax Christi Northwest in Seattle, Washington
Witness
“I dream of a Church that receives and empowers the gifts that the Holy Spirit has given to each member. Ordaining women to the diaconate is one important way to recognize and strengthen the diaconal ministry that is already exercised by Catholic women everywhere.”
Luke Hansen
Campus minister and teacher, San Francisco, California

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