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ASK FATHER: Are deacons permitted to distribute Communion in the Extraordinary Form?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: In the Extraordinary Form of the Holy Mass (EF), are Deacons (either transitional or permanent) allowed to distribute Holy Communion? Or is this a faculty reserved to only the Priest and Bishop? On the Correct Handling … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! POLL ALERT! “Should women be ordained deacons?” – UPDATED

Get to it! ___ ORIGINAL Published on: Oct 16, 2015 @ 09:15 I have an ACTION ITEM for you.  Perhaps other bloggers, in a spirit of collaboration, will pick this up. You might consider going over to CRUX – again, in … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Married deacons and the fascia

From a permanent deacon… QUAERITUR: Can a married Deacon use a fascia with his cassock, considering that it symbolises chastity? If it symbolizes chastity, most certainly then, a married deacon can wear it, since he should be living a life … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Bye for now, KC

It was a quick trip, too quick, but duty calls. As I leave Kansas City, I thank my amiable hosts, whose son was, today, ordained a deacon.  They always try to provide the best for the weary clerical guest. Thanks … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What can deacons bless?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I recently witnessed our parish deacon blessing an image of St. Francis. Do deacons have the power of blessing images. And if not, does the image to be “re-blessed” by a priest? Given that this is the season … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Priests acting as deacons in the Novus Ordo

From a priest reader… QUAERITUR: In light of par. 22 of the Ceremoniale which states that presbyters are not to wear diaconal vestments but also in light of the return of cardinal deacons and the Vatican’s explanation of it, what can … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Wives of deacons aren’t deacons too, are they?

From a reader: Over Mother’s Day weekend I attended mass at a church I do not usually attend. I noticed their bulletin listed a “Deaconite Couple.” Is that allowed? Women aren’t allowed to be deacons are they? This church is … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Are deacons “ministers of the cup”?

From a reader: I am a Candidate for Holy Orders as I prepare for ordination to the diaconate in 2015. We are being told that as deacons we are ministers of the Cup. For our formators this means when there … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Is it an insult for deacons to kneel during the consecration? (I’m not making this up.)

From a deacon: I was reprimanded today for kneeling at the altar during consecration and told there is an insult in the US church against this -I can find no documents that lead me to believe this is true. Any … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Word and Communion services with a deacon permissible?

From a reader: We have a shortage of priests in our diocese in England, not so short that we can’t have Sunday Mass. but occasionally weekday Mass might not be available in a Parish. When are these services of Word … Continue reading

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