Casey Stanton is the co-director of Discerning Deacons, a project serving the Church by engaging Catholics in the active discernment around women and the diaconate. She most recently served as Adult Faith Formation minister at Immaculate Conception Parish in Durham, North Carolina. She holds a BA from the University of Notre Dame, and a Masters of Divinity from Duke Divinity School where she graduated with a certificate in prison studies. Casey spent a decade working in the field of faith-based organizing where she witnessed the impact of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development as a key anchor in efforts to promote the common good and seek justice for those on the margins. Casey is proud to make a home in Durham NC with her husband Felipe, their two children Micaela and Teddy (and “Baby Synod” who is due to arrive in mid-October, 2023!) She is inspired by Pope Francis’ vision for a synodal church, and believes this synod is an invitation for each of us to recognize ourselves as pilgrims walking together in equal dignity, seeking communion.



October 15, 2023

Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

To say yes to walk the synodal way is be part of God’s work, reknitting the fabric of our belonging – to God, to one another, to creation – as Christ’s living body in the world.

August 2, 2020

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Come turn that hot anger into fuel that sustains your love of creation and the people of God entrusted to your care.

October 1, 2017

Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

What an awesome and terrifying mystery this is! Jesus gestures in this parable that somehow his authority here on earth is deeply bound to our own willingness to turn and do the work in the vineyard.

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