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Witnesses
Gloria J. Slagle
May 28, 2021
“Our diocese in Alaska has over 38 ‘bush parishes’ where many people have not had Eucharist in over six months or a year. There is no one to lead a communion service, preach, witness a wedding or preside at a burial. We could ordain women as deacons from each village and/or send women from Fairbanks until local women could be trained. The Catechism says that men and women were created by God in perfect equality as human persons. When we deny women a voice in our church, we deny this teaching.”
Gloria J. Slagle is a retired pastoral administrator in Two Rivers, Alaska.
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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