A gathering of the senior deacon community hosted by Deacon Ernie Kociemba, diocesan director of the diaconate, and former director Deacon Vern Schmitz, was held Aug. 30 in St. Cloud.
A new book titled “Pope Francis: Deacons — Servants of Charity” available from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops “draws the reader into the sacred ministry of the diaconate.”
Without baptism can a person be buried in a Catholic cemetery and what are deacons sacramentally authorized to do by the laws of the Catholic Church.
The pope set up the commission at the request of the International Union of Superiors General, the organization for the leaders of women’s religious orders around the world.
When Pope Francis accepted a proposal at the Vatican May 12 to form a commission to study the possibility of women serving as deacons today, it generated plenty of buzz. 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 […]
Pope Francis “did not say he intends to introduce a diaconal ordination for women,” and he certainly did not speak about the ordination of women priests, the Vatican spokesman said. Pope Francis met members of the International Union of Superiors General, the leadership group for superiors of women’s orders, May 12 and accepted a proposal […]