Tag: Deacons

Seeking blue-collar deacons

Seeking blue-collar deacons

| December 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Seeking blue-collar deacons

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Ten new permanent deacons respond to Jesus’ call to serve the Church

Ten new permanent deacons respond to Jesus’ call to serve the Church

| Susan Klemond | December 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

John Utecht, 24, participated in his father Joe Utecht’s Dec. 7 ordination to the permanent diaconate in a special way: He was one of the seminarians serving at the liturgy at the Cathedral of St. Paul, and he helped vest his father.

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Archbishop Hebda: Deacons help make Jesus present in the Church

Archbishop Hebda: Deacons help make Jesus present in the Church

| Susan Klemond | December 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Jesus, who is Emmanuel, desires to be present to us and his love inspires us to respond, Archbishop Bernard Hebda told 10 men at their ordination as permanent deacons Dec.  7 and about 2,500 of their family members, friends and supporters at the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul.

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Synod calls for more Church roles for women, but stops short of diaconate

Synod calls for more Church roles for women, but stops short of diaconate

| Cindy Wooden | October 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Members of the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon asked that women be given leadership roles in the Catholic Church, although they stopped short of calling for women deacons.

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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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Ten men to be ordained permanent deacons Dec. 9

Ten men to be ordained permanent deacons Dec. 9

| December 5, 2017 | 3 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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New initiative aims to support clergy ‘from seminary to cemetery’

New initiative aims to support clergy ‘from seminary to cemetery’

| October 10, 2017 | 1 Comment

Priests and deacons in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis can expect to find more avenues for support, thanks to an initiative underway to provide stronger comprehensive care for clergy.

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Knights honor clergy, religious from parishes in Dakota County

Knights honor clergy, religious from parishes in Dakota County

| May 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

On an evening dedicated to clergy and religious appreciation, Father Charles Lachowitzer gave an overview of the state of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, painting a hopeful picture of the future.

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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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What privileges do deacons have? Do beliefs matter?

What privileges do deacons have? Do beliefs matter?

| Father Kenneth Doyle | December 10, 2014 | 2 Comments

Q. Often, I have been at a Mass where the deacon reads the Gospel. But then, sometimes, the deacon goes on to give the homily while the priest watches. Is this a new function in the Church today?

Q. Please help me to know how to answer people who say, “It doesn’t matter what religion or beliefs you have, since we’re all going to the same place anyway.”

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