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Witnesses
Iris Lorena Ortiz Arce
June 2, 2021
“Our ministry as consecrated women is incredibly powerful, but some of us, who feel called to be ordained as deacons, could do even more than what we are doing now. Having served as a missionary in various places in Africa with no priests, I have seen there are many services that could perfectly be carried out by women deacons. The way to lead the community would be much more circular, synodal and domestic. The biblical and theological contribution of a woman is often more connected and more likely to penetrate daily life issues.”

Iris Lorena Ortiz Arce is a vocation promoter in San Jose, Costa Rica.

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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