Women push for greater opportunities in Catholic Churches- Johnson City, NY

Women push for greater opportunities in Catholic Churches

Feb 25, 2014

The role of women in the Catholic Church has been a highly debated topic for centuries, and several proponents for the cause spoke out Monday evening.

 

Johnson City, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The role of women in the Catholic Church has been a highly debated topic for centuries, and several proponents for the cause spoke out Monday evening.

 

Margit Mayberry, Coordinator of the Spanish Apostolate of the Southern region for the Syracuse Diocese, holds the job of a deacon, without the title.

“I wrote a letter to Bishop Cunningham presenting myself as a candidate for the Deaconite, just because I wanted to force him to have to say ‘no you can’t’,” said Mayberry in the Rectory of St. James.

 

Sr Alma Jones, Sister of St. Joseph, has completed 51 years of religious life. Serving over 20 years in Peru as a missionary, she spoke about the opportunities that were open to her.

 

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