Deacons

With the Chicago skyline in the background, deacons pray as participants gather to end violence and promote peace during the eighth annual Sunrise Prayer Service and Mass on Aug. 26, 2017. (CNS photo/Karen Callaway, Chicago Catholic)
Joseph DeGrocco August 10, 2018
A man pursuing the diaconate must see his desire to serve as a true vocation.
A new survey has found that the majority of U.S. Catholic religious orders believe women should be allowed to serve as ordained deacons.
New Orleans Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond delivers the homily July 22 at the opening Mass of the 2018 National Diaconate Congress in New Orleans. (CNS photo/Peter Finney Jr., Clarion Herald)
Robert David Sullivan July 27, 2018
The number of permanent deacons in the Catholic Church has steadily grown, to more than 18,000 in the U.S. and more than 45,000 worldwide.
They stood out because they stood together, employing the wisdom of young parents, in the back of a hotel ballroom packed with 2,800 permanent deacons, their wives and children.
Kimberly F. Baker January 08, 2018
An interview with Cardinal Joseph Tobin on the changing place of women in the church.
DeaconChat highlights women who have “considered a call to the diaconate to share that discernment with the wider church.” Screenshot from Catholicwomendeacons.org
Their actions of several Catholic groups follow the appointment of a panel of experts set up by Pope Francis to consider the controversial question.