Public Affirmation

We invite Catholic individuals, parishes, ministries, organizations and religious communities to sign this public affirmation:

We are Catholics who

embrace the ministry of deacons,

witness the gifts of women for this ministry,

hope that our Church receives these women.

Sign Public Affirmation Here

We will update this page with the names of signers who proclaim, “Receive her in the Lord.”

We must not be afraid! Fear closes doors. Freedom opens them. And if freedom is small, it opens at least a little window.

Pope Francis, in an interview with the German newspaper Die Zeit, March 2017, describing the work of the papal commission on women deacons.
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