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Catholic Word of the Day: TRANSITIONAL DIACONATE, 12-07-11 ^ | 12-07-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary

Posted on 12/07/2011 9:03:25 AM PST by Salvation

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The temporary state of men who intend to go on for the priesthood. Before their ordination as deacons they must indicate whether they wish to enter the permanent or the transitional diaconate. They must also decide whether to marry or remain celibate. Once they are ordained deacons, they cannot marry and continue in the Church's ministry.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

TOPICS: Apologetics; Catholic; History; Theology
KEYWORDS: catholic; diaconate; priesthood
I believe our Archdiocese had nine transitional deacons last year -- that makes for nine ordinations this year!


1 posted on 12/07/2011 9:03:38 AM PST by Salvation
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2 posted on 12/07/2011 9:05:19 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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