Women want to be deacons, want clergy to speak up about it

I'll admit it took me awhile to warm up to the idea of a female diaconate.

This is because 23 years ago, I was among the first in my home diocese to become a lay ecclesial minister. I feel strongly about the immense gift this ministry is to our parishes. Lay ecclesial ministers, and particularly female lay ministers are the too-often-invisible glue holding parishes together.

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