Jul 7, 2019 - EWTN Franciscan Friars.....growing in number! 74. Ecclesiastical norms regarding ongoing formation (229) have constantly emphasised the obligatory nature of such formation for the apostolic life and stressed the need for it to be global, interdisciplinary, profound, scientific and propedeutic. In supporting families in their difficulties and sufferings, (130) this responsibility will extend from moral and liturgical questions to difficulties of a social and personal nature, and can be exercised at diocesan or, subject to the authority of the parish priest, local level in promoting the catechesis of Christian marriage, the personal preparation of future spouses, the fruitful celebration of marriage and help offered to couples after marriage. CIC, canon 284; Directory for the Ministry and Life of Priests of the Congregation for the Clergy (31 January 1994), pp. 3. John Paul II, Address to the permanent deacons of the USA, Detroit (19 September 1987), n. 3, Insegnamenti, X, 3 (1987), p. 656. (215) This love of the Virgin Mary, handmaid of the Lord, which is born and rooted in the word, will cause deacons to imitate her life. Assiduous meditation on Sacred Scripture will achieve familiarity and worshipful dialogue with the living God and thus an assimilation of the revealed word. (153). (21) Second Vatican Council, Dogmatic Constitution, Lumen gentium, 29. In those commercial and business activities(60) permitted under particular law, deacons should exhibit honesty and ethical rectitude. It eschews possessive behaviour, undue pursuit of professional success and the incapacity to programme time. Obviously such a spirituality must integrate itself harmoniously, in each case, with the spirituality related to the state of life. The diocesan Bishop will proceed or not in this regard, after having prudently heard the recommendation of the Council of Priests and, if it exists, the Pastoral Council, and taking account of concrete needs and the specific situation of his particular Church. $25.00 From $25.00 ex VAT $25.50 inc VAT Two excellent teachers - one a priest, one a deacon - team up to host a series on the blessings and challenges of living out the vocation of ministry. Watch wherever you are and support our work. In every case it is important, however, that deacons fully exercise their ministry, in preaching, in the liturgy and in charity to the extent that circumstances permit. As servant of the Father in the work of salvation Christ constitutes the way, the truth and the life for every deacon in the Church. 58. (53) Cf. The National Catholic Register is a service of EWTN News, Inc. in Irondale, AL. In judicial, administrative and organizational matters, deacons should always strive to avoid unnecessary forms of bureaucracy, lest they deprive their ministry of pastoral meaning and value. 72. (134), 34. Directed by Fred Williams. Ad pascendum, Introduction: l.c., pp. cit., p. 125. Those, however, who receive remuneration by reason of a secular profession which they exercise or have exercised are to see to their own and to their families' needs from that income”. “assisting” vs. “accompanying”) highlights perhaps a privilege of bishops to have their deacon-chaplains accompany them when incensing, as opposed to priests doing so alone (comparable to bishops remaining seated before the Gospel procession when adding incense, as opposed to standing like priests), or if this is purely a difference in wording that gets across the same idea of all deacons accompanying the celebrant. (photo: Courtesy of Deacon Greg Kandra) ... EWTN … 56. (153) Cf. “God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that all who believe in Him might not die but have eternal life” (John 3:16). cit., p. 125: “Accipe Evangelium Christi, cuius praeco effectus es; et vide, ut quod legeris credas, quod credideris doceas, quod docueris imiteris”. Such prayer is carried over into the lectio divina, arduous mental prayer and the spiritual retreat prescribed by particular law. Lett. The charitable function of deacons “also involves appropriate service in the administration of goods and in the Church's charitable activities. The Code of Canon Law likewise attributes to the Episcopal Conferences the competence to specify, by means of complementary dispositions, the discipline regarding the recitation of the liturgy of the hours,(19) the required age for admission (20) and the formation given; can. (65) Deacons are strictly prohibited from all involvement with political parties or trade(s) union movements which are founded on ideologies, policies or associations incompatible with Church doctrine. 16. 9. They should be particularly careful in their relationships with others lest familiarity create difficulties for continence or give rise to scandal. Thus formation cannot be reduced merely to participating at courses or study days or other such activities: it calls for every deacon to be aware of the need for ongoing formation and to cultivate it with interest and in a spirit of healthy initiative. Shop for Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers at EWTNRC.com and support the ongoing mission of Mother Angelica. Br. Lett. In every case, the deacon should hold before him the primary and indefeasible necessity of always presenting the truth without compromise. Therefore, both Dicasteries were requested to undertake the drafting of these documents which are published simultaneously and prefaced by a single, comprehensive introduction. 1034, § 1; Paul VI, Ap. Human formation leads to and finds its completion in spiritual formation, which constitutes the heart and unifying centre of every Christian formation. (51) Cf C.I.C., can. The primary and most fundamental relationship must be with Christ, who assumed the condition of a slave for love of the Father and mankind. (229) Paul VI, Apostolic Letter Sacrum Diaconatus Ordinem, II, 8-10; III, 14-15: l.c., 699-701; Apostolic Letter Ad Pascendum, VII: l.c., 540; CIC, canons 236, 1027, 1032 § 3. All such associations are forbidden because they are injurious to the exercise of the sacred ministry, which, in this context, is considered as no more than a subordinate activity, and because they promote conflict with the bishops who are similarly regarded purely as employers. 212-216; Second Vatican Council, Decree Christus Dominus, 13. For the choice of activities, account should be taken of the instituted ministries received, and their exercise should be evaluated. (184) When “their ministry is consistent with this spirit (deacons) clearly highlight that quality which best shows the face of Christ: service (185) which makes one not only 'servants of God' but also servants of God in our own brethren”. Or call 800-854-6317. Entirely dependant on Christ who gives mission and authority, ministers are truly “slaves of Christ” (cf. The community into which a deacon comes can have a highly important formative effect, especially when he realizes the importance of respect for well proven traditions and knows how to listen, discern, serve and love as Jesus Christ did. Rome, 14 August 2018 (ZENIT)Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. In the light of this certainty, deacons should form themselves according to the various types of prayer: the celebration of the Liturgy of the Hours, as prescribed by the various Episcopal Conferences, (209) should inform their whole prayer life since deacons, as ministers, intercede for the entire Church. The competent authority, bearing in mind the requirements of ecclesial communion and of the fruitfulness of pastoral ministry, shall evaluate individual cases as they arise, including a change of profession after ordination to the permanent Diaconate. 40. 45-47: l.c., 43-48. The holders of office, who are invested with a sacred power, are, in fact, dedicated to promoting the interests of their brethren, so that all who belong to the People of God, and are consequently endowed with true Christian dignity, may, through their free and well-ordered efforts towards a common goal, attain to salvation”. Those means which encourage constructive and patient collaboration between deacons and others involved in the pastoral ministry should be promoted with generosity and conviction. (152), The canonical mission of permanent deacons, 39. And when one member suffers, we all suffer,” Haddad added. In the Church's care for her children, the first figure, therefore, is the Spirit of Christ. In this way it will be possible to ensure a certain stability of approach which takes account of legitimate plurality and in turn guarantees that indispensable unity, necessary for the success of the ministry of the permanent Diaconate which has been fruitful and which, at the threshold of the Third Millenium, promises to make an important contribution to New Evangelisation. The deacon is to observe faithfully the rubrics of the liturgical books without adding, omitting or changing of his own volition (114) what they require. (112) They should therefore work to promote liturgical celebrations which involve the whole assembly, fostering the interior participation of the faithful in the liturgy and the exercise of the various ministries. With gratitude, the Church recognises the gift of celibacy which God gives to some of her members and, in different ways, both in the East and West, she has linked it to the ordained ministry with which it is always particularly consonant. 1042, are: 1) the exercise of an office or administration forbidden to, or inappropriate to, the clerical state; 2) the state of being a neophyte (except when the Ordinary decides otherwise). (180) John Paul II, Catechesis at the General Audience of 20 October 1993, n. 1: Insegnamenti, XVI, 2 (1993), p. 1053. They are all dedicated to the same purpose — building up the Body of Christ — in union with the Supreme Pontiff(43) and subject to the authority of the bishop. Bishop Peter Elliott describes this in his book “Ceremonies of the Modern Roman Rite”: “403. In order to live this ministry to the full, deacons must know Christ intimately so that He may shoulder the burdens of their ministry. “With regard to deacons, 'strengthened by sacramental grace they are dedicated to the People of God, in conjunction with the bishop and his body of priests, in the service (diakonia) of the liturgy, of the Gospel and of works of charity'”. ad Philippenses, 5, 1-2: F. X. Funk (ed. (100). The Supreme Pontiff John Paul II has approved this “Ratio fundamentalis institutionis diaconorum permanentium”, and ordered it to be published. 576. Presbyterorum ordinis, 10; Decr. They must not be slanderers, double-tongued, or lovers of money, but temperate in all things, compassionate, industrious, walking according to the truth of the Lord, who was the servant of all”. It is for the deacon to proclaim the Gospel and preach the word of God. (144) St. Polycarp, Epist. CIC, canon 275. Lett. The identity of these ministries and their pastoral relevance are illustrated in the Apostolic Letter Ministeria quaedam, to which reference should be made. (35) Cf. 23. The pastoral theology programmed for the deacons will pay particular attention to those fields which are eminently diaconal, such as: a) liturgical praxis: administration of the sacraments and sacramentals, service at the altar; b) proclamation of the Word in the varied contexts of ministerial service: kerygma, catechesis, preparation for the sacraments, homily; c) the Church's commitment to social justice and charity; d) the life of the community, in particular the guidance of family teams, small communities, groups and movements, etc. (129) Cf. Being more present and active in the secular world than priests, deacons should strive to promote greater closeness between ordained ministers and activities of the laity for the common service of the Kingdom of God” (Catechesis of John Paul II at the General Audience of 13 October 1993, n. 5, Insegnamenti, XVI, 2 [1993], pp. 100-142. CIC, canon 247, § 1; canon 277, § 1, canon 1037. In fact it offers the co-ordinates for establishing and guiding the formation process and, at the same time, lays down the end to be attained. The ministry of deacons also includes preparation of the faithful for reception of the sacraments and their pastoral care after having received them. CCL, 148, pp. 18. (12) Cf Ecum. (57) Paul VI, Ap. Second Vatican Council, Dogmatic Constitution. Where the bishop has deemed it opportune to institute parish pastoral councils, deacons appointed to participate in the pastoral care of such parishes are members of these councils by right. Self-formation has its root in a firm determination to grow in life according to the Spirit and in conformity with the vocation received, and it is nourished in being humbly open to recognising one's own limitations and one's own gifts. (10) Cf Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 1570. 68. Deacons are thus obliged to foster fraternity and co-operation with the priests of their dioceses and sincere communion with their bishops. He was ordained a deacon on June 2, 2012. 43. 102, 103; Caeremoniale Episcoporum, n. 67, editio typica, Libreria Editrice Vaticana 1995, pp. Exhort. "My mother [Mary] wears combat boots," the former U.S. army enlistee would often say in his sermons. Rome, given at the Offices of the Congregations, 22 February 1998, Feast of the Chair of Peter. He underlines that the ministry of deacons is nothing other than “the ministry of Jesus Christ, who was with the Father before time began and who appeared at the end of time”. The liturgical ministry of the deacon is also distinct from that of the ordained priestly ministry. (41) When a deacon is transferred to a community in another diocese, the superior shall be obliged to present him to the local Ordinary and obtain permission for him to exercise his ministry in accordance with the procedures agreed upon, between the bishop and the superior. Love of the Mother of God, based on faith and expressed in daily recitation of the Rosary, imitation of her virtues and trust in her, are indeed signs of authentic filial devotion. 3. (3) Second Vatican Council, Lumen gentium, 18. (21) Ecum. EWTN | 5817 Old Leeds Rd. The Cardinal Members together with the Archbishop and Bishop Members carefully considered the various consultations and numerous submissions made in the matter. Rom. In addition to priests, deacons are ministers of the exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament and of Eucharistic benediction. 23, 24, 28, 29, editio typica, Typis Polyglottis Vaticanis 1977, pp. (135) Exultate Deo of the Council of Florence (DS 1325); Doctrina de sacramento extremae unctionis of the Council of Trent, cap. It also has a great social significance in contemporary life for service to the People of God”. “It is the competence of legitimate assemblies of Bishops or Episcopal Conferences to decide, with the consent of the Supreme Pontiff, whether and where the diaconate is to be established as a permanent rank in the hierarchy for the good of souls”.(18). 236 and numbers 41-44 of the present Ratio. 658-659. The canon lays down that it is the Episcopal Conferences, on the basis of local circumstances, which issue the appropriate norms to ensure that candidates for the permanent diaconate, whether young or of a more mature age, whether single or married are “...formed in the spiritual life and appropriately instructed in the fulfilment of the duties proper to that order...”. (16) This brings out how the diaconal ministry has its point of departure and arrival in the Eucharist, and cannot be reduced to simple social service. 78. Lett. (99), In addition to indispensable orthodoxy of doctrine, these new fields demand specialized training, but they are very effective means of bringing the Gospel to contemporary man and society. The rite of ordination emphasizes another aspect of the diaconal ministry — ministry at the altar. While it is a duty of deacons to respect the office of parish priest and to work in communion with all who share in his pastoral care, they also have the right to be accepted and fully recognised by all. II, Decr. (29) John Paul II, Post-synodal Ap. (49) Cf. (16) Cf. In performing the works of charity entrusted to them by their bishops, deacons should always be guided by the love of Christ for all men instead of personal interests and ideologies which are injurious to the universality of salvation or deny the transcendent vocation of man. (195) Second Vatican Council, Decree Presbyterorum Ordinis, 12. Ministeria quaedam, VIII a): l.c., p. 533. Personal concern and commitment in ongoing formation are unequivocal signs of a coherent response to divine vocation, of sincere love for the Church and of authentic pastoral zeal for the Christian faithful and all men. Second Vatican Council, Dogmatic Constitution Lumen Gentium, 29. Dehoniane, Bologna 1991, pp. I know EWTN has a very reverent OF mass. Religious books, artwork and holy reminders. Clearly, this diaconia at the altar, since founded on the Sacrament of Orders, differs in essence from any liturgical ministry entrusted to the lay faithful. It says there have been no other accusations against him. (129), 33. 32-35. | Irondale, AL 35210 |. (9) Cf Pontificale Romanum – De Ordinatione Episcopi, Presbyterorum et Diaconorum, n. 207: ed. 1087). Second Vatican Council, Dogmatic Constitution Lumen Gentium, 28; Decree Christus Dominus, 27; Decree Presbyterorum Ordinis, 7; CIC, canon 495, § 1. In this way the principles and criteria on the basis of which the formation of permanent deacons can be programmed with surety and in harmony with the other Churches shall be illustrated, without stifling the creativity or originality of the particular Churches. 36. Purvis, along with her co-host, Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, are Black. 49. The Church must be well aware of this sacramental relevance of its educational work. Now based in Montana, he worked as a priest in Sacramento, Calif., Hudson, N.Y., and Robstown, Texas, but was best-known for his television ministry, where he would commonly use military imagery to describe his faith. The basis and motivation of this formation, therefore, “is the dynamism of the order itself”, (231) while its nourishment is the Holy Eucharist, compendium of the entire Christian ministry and endless source of every spiritual energy. Enkindle in them enthusiasm and joy for the Gospel!' EWTN is also suspending broadcasts of his programs during the investigation. When the third typical edition of the Roman Missal was published it incorporated many of the precisions of the Ceremonial, changed a few, and generally described the rites with greater detail. The outlines of the specific spirituality of the deacon flow clearly from his theological identity; this spirituality is one of service. 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