Tag: Diaconate

U.S. men and women religious superiors favor women deacons, study says

U.S. men and women religious superiors favor women deacons, study says

| August 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

A new study by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University surveyed men and women religious superiors in the United States about the possibility of ordaining women to the diaconate and found that the majority were in favor of the idea.

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Evangelizing, caring for others at core of deacons’ vocation, nuncio says

Evangelizing, caring for others at core of deacons’ vocation, nuncio says

| Peter Finney Jr. | July 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

The core vocational work of permanent deacons is to evangelize and care for others, not to perform office duties, the apostolic nuncio to the United States said July 22 to more than 1,300 deacons attending the 2018 National Diaconate Congress in New Orleans.

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Events of 9/11 put successful broadcast journalist on path to diaconate

Events of 9/11 put successful broadcast journalist on path to diaconate

| Peter Finney Jr. | July 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Greg Kandra was a good-enough Catholic, observant and Mass-going, although he admits his wife was by comparison the real lion of the faith as they attended Mass at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish in Forest Hills, New York.

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On ordination day, bishop calls deacons to life of service

On ordination day, bishop calls deacons to life of service

| Jonathan Liedl | December 7, 2015 | 1 Comment

“The purpose of this ordination is to allow you to give your life as a ransom for the Church, to allow your life to be taken by God and used as he desires,” said Bishop Andrew Cozzens, the archdiocese’s auxiliary bishop, during his homily.

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Deacons’ challenge: Changing a culture ‘bored with Christ,’ says Weigel

Deacons’ challenge: Changing a culture ‘bored with Christ,’ says Weigel

| May 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Western Christians are facing a culture “bored with Christ,” author George Weigel said April 23 before an audience including hundreds of permanent deacons and their wives in Minneapolis.

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In Minneapolis, nine ordained deacons at May 2 Mass

In Minneapolis, nine ordained deacons at May 2 Mass

Archbishop John Nienstedt ordained nine deacons during a May 2 Mass at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis. Seven were ordained for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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New director aims to spread understanding of deacons’ role

New director aims to spread understanding of deacons’ role

| April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Deacon John Belian said he should be better able to prioritize his work as the new director of the diaconate in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis after four listening sessions with deacons this spring.

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What does a Catholic deacon do?

What does a Catholic deacon do?

| April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s a commonly asked question, and local deacons are happy to respond

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Diaconate ‘an essential dimension’ of Church

Diaconate ‘an essential dimension’ of Church

| April 23, 2015

I have the distinct pleasure of welcoming the National Association of Diaconate Directors (NAAD) to the Archdiocese for their annual convention from Tuesday, April 21, through Friday, April 24. On their agenda for this gathering are preparations for their 2018 Congress, which will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the re-establishment of the permanent diaconate here in the United States of America.

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One step closer

One step closer

| May 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis was filled to capacity May 3 for the ordination of eight men to the transitional diaconate.

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