Posts Tagged ‘Permanent deacons’

Married Dunedin deacon may open door to others

Monday, June 12th, 2023

A married Balclutha man has been ordained the first permanent deacon in the Catholic Church in Dunedin. “I went to Fiji to complete my studies to become a priest in 2017, but I got married to Fania. “The following year we began the journey towards me becoming a permanent deacon.” Deacon Iosefa and Mrs Fania Read more

Permanent deacons are an antidote to clericalism

Thursday, June 24th, 2021
Exaudi Catholic News

Permanent deacons whose ministry focuses on service to the poor and hurting is an antidote to clericalism within the church. Their service illustrates that “to love is to serve and to serve is to reign,” Pope Francis says. Francis made the comment when he met most of the Diocese of Rome’s 137 permanent deacons, their Read more