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Serving those on the margins

Whether it’s walking alongside men and women in prisons or detention centres or providing pastoral care and support to young or old, the call to serve those on the peripheries is at the heart of Sr Elizabeth Young's ministry. Emerging from this work is a vision for the Catholic Church in Australia to explore, discuss and discern the diaconate, including the reinstatement of women as deacons. It’s a conversation that she hopes will be led and guided by the Holy Spirit.

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Taking liturgy to the peripheries

South Australian Mercy SISTER ELIZABETH YOUNG has launched an online community for Catholics drawn to diaconal ministry or already leading liturgy ‘on the margins’ as an ordained or consecrated person, chaplain, pastoral worker or catechist. Currently ministering in the Wilcannia-Forbes Diocese of NSW, she wrote the following article for Just Mercy magazine.

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