Celibacy of Deacons
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(07-11-2010, 10:07 PM)MagisterMusicae Wrote: While I am certain there are many good and committed permanent deacons, my sense from growing up in the modern Church and talking to these deacons as I considered my vocation was that they were trying to have the best of both worlds and really did not seriously consider whether they had a vocation. They wanted to serve the church and live their own lives, too, which really is the antithesis of the clerical state, in which a man is supposed to die to himself for the good of the faithful.

The impression I got, growing up in the modern Church, was that it was sort of a 'second chance' at a clerical vocation.  A guy could go ahead with a normal life, have a family, and then if volunteering a lot and being a reader and EMHC at Mass wasn't enough to satisfy his desire to serve, he could take the next step up to deacon.

That's probably entirely wrong, canonically and process-wise, but I think it's the impression many people get today.
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Celibacy of Deacons - by randomtradguy - 07-07-2010, 06:12 PM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by HotRod - 07-07-2010, 07:00 PM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by glgas - 07-07-2010, 08:42 PM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by The_Harlequin_King - 07-07-2010, 09:03 PM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by RalphKramden - 07-07-2010, 09:42 PM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by moneil - 07-07-2010, 09:54 PM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by The_Harlequin_King - 07-07-2010, 10:18 PM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by Historian - 07-09-2010, 12:53 AM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by Historian - 07-09-2010, 01:05 AM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by glgas - 07-09-2010, 08:08 AM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by The_Harlequin_King - 07-09-2010, 03:44 PM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by moneil - 07-09-2010, 04:33 PM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by The_Harlequin_King - 07-09-2010, 05:00 PM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by Mhoram - 07-09-2010, 05:43 PM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by The_Harlequin_King - 07-09-2010, 05:52 PM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by moneil - 07-09-2010, 06:09 PM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by The_Harlequin_King - 07-09-2010, 06:18 PM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by randomtradguy - 07-09-2010, 07:34 PM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by MagisterMusicae - 07-11-2010, 10:07 PM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by The_Harlequin_King - 07-11-2010, 10:20 PM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by Mhoram - 07-12-2010, 10:31 AM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by randomtradguy - 07-13-2010, 12:40 AM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by The_Harlequin_King - 07-13-2010, 11:46 PM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by moneil - 07-16-2010, 02:19 PM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by SCG - 07-17-2010, 10:49 AM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by AxxeArp - 07-23-2010, 12:30 PM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by prostrateinawe - 07-23-2010, 03:15 PM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by DC - 08-10-2010, 08:17 PM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by SCG - 08-10-2010, 08:43 PM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by Credo - 08-10-2010, 08:49 PM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by The_Harlequin_King - 08-10-2010, 09:04 PM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by MagisterMusicae - 08-11-2010, 09:35 PM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by DesperatelySeeking - 08-12-2010, 09:23 AM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by DesperatelySeeking - 08-12-2010, 09:25 AM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by MagisterMusicae - 08-13-2010, 12:17 AM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by DC - 08-17-2010, 01:39 PM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by spasiisochrani - 08-17-2010, 05:33 PM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by MagisterMusicae - 08-18-2010, 10:34 AM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by PeterII - 08-18-2010, 12:01 PM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by Dominion - 08-18-2010, 01:13 PM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by The_Harlequin_King - 08-18-2010, 04:26 PM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by prostrateinawe - 08-18-2010, 04:54 PM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by PeterII - 08-19-2010, 01:05 AM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by The_Harlequin_King - 08-19-2010, 05:48 AM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by spasiisochrani - 08-19-2010, 08:20 PM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by PaterHieronymus - 08-21-2010, 03:19 PM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by AxxeArp - 08-26-2010, 12:32 PM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by Historian - 08-28-2010, 12:22 PM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by DC - 08-31-2010, 12:17 AM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by glgas - 08-31-2010, 09:51 AM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by DC - 09-21-2010, 08:54 AM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by Contemplator - 09-24-2010, 01:01 PM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by randomtradguy - 10-26-2010, 11:05 PM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by randomtradguy - 10-26-2010, 11:33 PM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by DC - 11-08-2010, 06:27 PM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by Geremia - 11-10-2010, 01:05 PM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by Geremia - 11-10-2010, 01:13 PM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by randomtradguy - 11-10-2010, 08:53 PM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by moneil - 11-11-2010, 12:24 AM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by Mixolydian - 11-16-2010, 01:06 AM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by Contemplator - 11-17-2010, 04:59 PM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by spasiisochrani - 11-17-2010, 07:22 PM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by Geremia - 10-17-2011, 11:28 PM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by Mithrandylan - 10-17-2011, 11:54 PM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by Geremia - 11-21-2011, 04:07 PM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by spasiisochrani - 11-22-2011, 11:14 PM
Re: Celibacy of Deacons - by Geremia - 11-24-2011, 06:40 PM



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