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Witnesses
Deacon Joseph DePage
June 2, 2021

“In ministry, I have been blessed to know many excellent and Spirit-driven women in our parishes, social organizations and classrooms. More than once, I have thought, ‘Ah, now that person has a sense of diakonia!’ Just as the Church is richer for having deacons, the diaconate will be richer and more representative when we see the restoration of women to the Order.”

Deacon Joseph DePage is assigned to Holy Cross Catholic Church in Santa Cruz, California, in the Diocese of Monterey.

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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