Tag: Permanent diaconate

Ten men to be ordained permanent deacons Dec. 9

Ten men to be ordained permanent deacons Dec. 9

| December 5, 2017 | 2 Comments

The 10 men who’ll be ordained permanent deacons for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis Dec. 9 prove what Deacon Joseph Michalak knows to be true about the permanent diaconate — that there is no certain type of man who is called to the vocation.

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The permanent diaconate at 50: Memories and modern challenges

The permanent diaconate at 50: Memories and modern challenges

| Susan Klemond | December 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

When Deacon Thomas Langlois was ordained one of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ first permanent deacons in 1976, he couldn’t ask advice from a veteran deacon — there had been almost no permanent deacons in the Church for a thousand years.

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Study of women deacons won’t be first, but might answer questions

Study of women deacons won’t be first, but might answer questions

| Carol Zimmermann | May 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

The pope’s agreement on the idea — raised by members of the International Union of Superiors General, the leadership group for superiors of women’s orders — was interpreted by some as a thumbs-up to women deacons and eventually women priests, which the Vatican spokesman was quick to rebut the next day.

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Seven men to be ordained permanent deacons Dec. 5

Seven men to be ordained permanent deacons Dec. 5

| November 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

When seven men step forward to be ordained permanent deacons Dec. 5 at the Cathedral of St. Paul, it will be the first time since 2010.

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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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