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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.

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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