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Witnesses
Joan D. Martin
February 14, 2022

"It is unsettling to see that men control the institution of the Catholic Church. Being a Christian is more than being a member of an institution. 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?"

"To have a woman as a deacon in my church would truly indicate that women are valued and that the Church is a true body of Christ. With all that women have suffered throughout the world, the Church as an institution should model how women should be treated and valued. Seeing a woman deacon in my parish would testify to the belief that the laity —women and men— are the Church."

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
Endorser
“What a blessing it would be to see women … preaching the Good News from the pulpit and feeding God’s people at the Eucharist table as an Ordinary Minister of Holy Communion.”
Frank "Jay" Vocelka, OblSB
Retired Deacon from Fulltime Parish Ministry (Diocese of Austin)

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