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Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Excellent Article on the Holy Diaconate: "Who we are"

Deacons are a living sacramental sign of Christ the servant, today


BY JOSEPH MICHALAK   
TUESDAY, 08 SEPTEMBER 2009
Whenever I tell people I work in the Office of Diaconate, the most common response is “The office of what? Can you spell that?”

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Joseph Michalak
And whenever I speak with Serra Clubs or at parishes about the vocation and role of the deacon, the most common question is: “What does a deacon do that a priest or lay person can’t do?”

The response is: That’s the wrong question — at least to begin with. As with any vocation (marriage, religious life, priesthood), we first need to answer “who we are” before we can describe “what we do.”

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http://thecatholicspirit.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2453&Itemid=27

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