Tag Archives: diaconate

First meeting of Study Commission on the Diaconate of Women

In my email a Communiqué of the Holy See Press Office Today, November 25, 2016, the first meeting of the Study Commission on the Diaconate of Women took place. This commission was established by the Holy Father on August 2 … Continue reading

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Proponents of deaconettes use “dialogue” as a distraction

At the fine Crisis there is a good analysis piece which looks into what the pro-women’s ordination crowd do to push their agenda: dialogue. I think we’ve all seen how this works: libs demand something – authority says “No” – they … Continue reading

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German theologian on women deacons

I’ve been looking around for information on the members of the newly appointed Commission that will study the question of deaconettes. I found an interview with the German theologian Karl-Heinz Menke at Die Welt.   HERE   It doesn’t have an auspicious … 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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Amusing Diaconal Hijinx

Every once in a while you will encounter the bizarre practice of listing the names of wives of permanent (and married) deacons together with the names of their clerical husbands.  You might also see the wives troop into a church 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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D. Madison Solemn Mass Eyecandy (new deacon alert!)

Our very own “acardnal”, frequent commentator, assisted today at the Solemn Holy Mass celebrated by the undersigned at Holy Redeemer in downtown Madison.  He took some photos and has graciously shared them. This was the first time that one of … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Must the Exsultet be sung by a cleric?

From a reader QUAERITUR: Must the Exultet be sung by a cleric? Short and simple. The short answer is: It ought to be. In the Novus Ordo I believe it is permitted for a non-cleric to sing the Exsultet. I … 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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Promoter of women “deacons” can’t speak in Archdiocese of Philadelphia

NB: The Deacon in question posted a comment, below.  Be sure to check it out. The Fishwrap is having a little nutty these days about the ordination of women. First, there is an editorial openly declaring that women should be … Continue reading

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The Canonical Defender responds to a claim about the ordination of deaconesses

The Canonical Defender, Dr. Ed Peters, has on his fine blog about canon law again drilled into an aspect of the question of women deacons. Further re female ordination to diaconate by Dr. Edward Peters I saw the recent comments … Continue reading

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A bishop writes about the role of deacons

His Excellency Most. Rev. Alex Sample, Bishop of Marquette – a fine man and priest I have known for many years – issued a letter about deacons. There is some CNA coverage: Marquette, Mich., Jun 21, 2011 / 05:54 am … Continue reading

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What are deacons really for?

It seems these days that I am writing fairly often about matters concerning deacons. I was alerted to a post on the blog of the learnéd Anglican Fr. Hunwicke‘s site. My emphases and comments: I recently heard a immensely depressing … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Why do deacons distribute Communion? Are they just glorified EMHC’s?

From a reader: What makes a Deacon an “ordinary” minister of the Eucharist? Is it simply that he is ordained? I tried to ask our local Deacon, and was expecting a more theological treatment, but maybe I was expecting too … Continue reading

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