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Witnesses
Joan D. Martin
Ignatian Volunteer Corps Member, parishioner at New Roads Catholic Community in Belmont, MA
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."

Organization
“This was such a great learning experience for all of us, and even more so, a chance to build momentum and connection.”
St. Basil's Catholic Parish
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Organization
“We are proud to stand on the shoulders of the many women who have ministered to the people of God throughout time!”
Holy Name of Jesus Parish
New Orleans, LA
Organization
“Learning about the history of women in the diaconate gave context to efforts to enable women’s participation in the diaconate today, and it was powerful to celebrate St. Phoebe and uplift the ministry of women in our own community.”
St. John Fisher Parish
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

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