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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 to Fr. … 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 for ordinations, this … 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 be done? … 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 very … 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 are … 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 insight … 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 and … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Dalmatics on deacons! Maniples all around!

From a priest:
I enjoyed reading your post a month or so ago about how the use of maniples is really a sine qua non for the New Evangelization.  [Do I hear an “Amen!”?] As a relatively-new, hip, young priest, I … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Priests crossing their stoles… not

From a reader:
I’ve noticed that there seems to be a trend where priests don’t cross their stole anymore. If some do, they are ridiculed. Why has this happened?
Where to begin.
Really?  Ridiculed?  I have never heard or seen that happen.  If … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Deacons and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

From a reader:

A deacon did Benediction at our parish today (full-fledged, cope and all.) Is that legitimate?

Yes, in the Latin Church deacons, transitional or permanent, can preside at, give, Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.  They dress in their choir dress … Continue reading

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