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diaconate

the office, sacramental status, or period of office of a deacon
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5: One result of the Second Vatican Council is the restoration of the diaconate as a permanent vocation, now lived by more than 45,000 men worldwide and some 18,000 in the United States.
The first thing that needs to be done in order to include women in leadership positions is to separate the diaconate from the priesthood.
Diaconate formation requires completion of a comprehensive four-to six-year program through the Institute for Diaconal Studies or the Instituto de Liderazgo Pastoral, both located at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake in Mundelein.
However, in a conference presentation of 17 Oklahoma men entering the diaconate, Ashworth and Dilks (2012) found deacons were rigid and moralistic with perfectionistic tendencies.
The Iona Report is part of a much larger renewal of the diaconate in the Canadian Anglican church that has been taking place since the 1980s, explained the Rev.
It is a detailed and erudite historical analysis of the ordination of women to the diaconate in the East.
The seminar is just what it sounds like--a chance for worldwide discussion about restoring women to the ordained diaconate in the Catholic Church.
The Friendly Haven Shelter for abused women and their children was established in 1996 as a project of the Ecumenical Social Diaconate Action (ESDA) for those who need a safe place to stay away from an abusive environment because they believe that everyone has the right to be safe.
Will the church take note of the many liturgies used in the past to ordain women to the diaconate?
These women were to be trained in nursing and other diaconal arts and receive a general Christian education, after which they would return to their hometowns to care for the sick and needy, theoretically in cooperation with one of the local daughter societies for the female diaconate. Once they were out in the field, there would be no more connection with the mother society.
The vexed question of the ordination of women in the Catholic Church (1) has widespread and deep implications for ecumenical dialogue between and among churches that ordain women, either to the diaconate or to priesthood or to both.