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Witnesses
Fr. Theodore K. Cassidy, S.M.
Campus Minister, University of Dayton
July 16, 2021

“I am very pleased to see the Church, through Pope Francis and the Commission he has established, investigate in an open way the diaconate for women. In this matter, as in all the important issues we face, the Church will grow as we discern together with an openness to the Holy Spirit. I strongly support the recognition of women as deacons. It is part of our history. There is a vital need to amend canon law to give women official recognition for their roles in the ministries of the Church. I encourage members of the Church to have open minds and hearts so we are able to grow in unity, strength and effectiveness as the Church of Jesus following the Holy Spirit in this matter. This is very important for the future of our Church.”

Fr. Theodore K. Cassidy, S.M., is a member of the Society of Mary (Marianists) and a campus minister at the University of Dayton.
Organization
“Our St. Phoebe Day celebration was a Catholic mass at its best—coming together, unified at the Eucharistic table, getting nourished through meaningful ritual, prayerful and relevant songs, a challenging message on synodality from scripture, and engaging and honest testimonies from two women in our community. St. Joan of Arc parish today did what Jesus did years ago—fed souls and gave people hope.”
St. Joan of Arc Catholic Community
Minneapolis, MN
Organization
“Together, we are grateful that the ministry and example of St. Phoebe enlivens our community to participate in exploring the unique gifts of women in our faith community. Here at Cranaleith, we feel strongly about creating space for all those seeking wholeness and transformation for themselves, their communities and society. This retreat was an opportunity for us to do just that.”
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Philadelphia, PA
Organization
“The icon of St. Phoebe is still present in our Chapel today, where we are able to remember her witness and ask her to intercede on our behalf.”
Rosemont College
Rosemont, PA

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