Posted by: matt25 | September 6, 2013

Deacon Reader, Not Just for the Diaconate

A couple of nice insights. I may have to pick this book up after seeing this review.


deacon reader

I recently finished reading “The Deacon Reader“, edited by James Keating.  In the introduction he states, “The essays collected in this book aim to give the reader an overview of the theological and pastoral nature of the diaconate and thus to clarify the fundamental identity of the deacon, for those who are discerning such a call as aspirants and those who are already candidates for the office.”  I would add that it would be informative to any catholic who has had questions or just wants to learn more about the diaconate.

For those who don’t know a Permanent Deacon is when a man enters the diaconate not as a step on to priesthood, but as an end in the ministry itself.  A Transitional Deacon is when a man is ordained into the diaconate on his way to becoming a priest.  A Permanent Deacon, from here on referred to…

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