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.