General Norms for Restoring the Permanent Diaconate in the Latin Church Motu Proprio of Pope Paul VI issued June 18, 1967

Norms for the Order of Diaconate Apostolic Letter of Pope Paul VI (Ad Pascendum), 15 August, 1972

Basic Norms for the Formation of Permanent Deacons --- Directory for the Ministry and Life of Permanent Deacons 1998 document issued jointly by the Congregation for Catholic Education and the Congregation for the Clergy

Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations National Conference of Catholic Bishops/United States Catholic Conference. Contains directories, statistics, and resources

National Directory for the Formation, Life and Ministry of Permanent Deacons in the United States Promulgated in December 2004 by the American Bishops

Deacon Has Many Pastoral Functions Pope John Paul II

The Deacon Offers an Ecclesiological View of the Present Day Challenges in the Church and Society By Cardinal Walter Kasper

'I Have Not Come to be Served, but to Serve' Pastoral letter by Archbishop Harry J. Flynn of St. Paul and Minneapolis

Pastoral Letter on the Permanent Diaconate Pastoral letter by Bishop Michael Malone of Maitland-Newcastle in Australia

'Believe What You Read. Teach What You Believe. Practise What You Teach.' By Bishop George Stack in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the English Jesuits, May 2009

Origin, Role and Importance of the Permanent Diaconate in the Airport Ministry By Most Rev. Roberto Octavio Gonzalez Nieves, OFM, Metropolitan Archbishop of San Juan de Puerto Rico, in People on the Move, December 2006

The Diaconate in Ignatious' Epistles By Anastasios D. Salapatas. From A. Salapatas, "A short essay on Early Church History", Theologia, Athens 1999

Permanent Diaconate Office, Archdiocese of Boston Includes "What is a permanent deacon?" and an online magazine named "Diaconia."

National Association of Diaconate Directors Serving Diaconate Directors and Staff Nationwide Founded in 1976, NADD membership includes directors and staff members of diocesan diaconate communities across the country

Letter to Catholic Women By John N.Collins. From Letters to Deacons, 1999

When Women Were Deacons By John Wijngaards in The Tablet, 1999

The Diaconate - A Ministry for Women in the Church By Ida Raming in Orientierung, 1998

Why no diaconate in the South? By Bishop Fritz Lobinger in East Asian Pastoral Review, 1998

Did Deacons Preach? By Father James Monroe Barnett

The Dress and Address of Deacons By Duane L.C.M. Galles in Homiletic & Pastoral Review, August-september 1997

Deacons Yesterday and Today By Duane L.C.M. Galles

Learning About The Permanent Diaconate Conclusions drawn from the 1994-1995 Permanent Diaconate Study

The Deacon at Eucharist By Father Michael Gilligan in The Priest, April 1994

The Permanent Diaconate By Ernest J. Fiedler in Theology Today, 1979

Conclusions Regarding the Female Diaconate Note by Peter Hunermann (University of Munster)in Theological Studies, June 1975

Deacons Place Articles, documents, forum, email lists, homilies, and much more

Deacon Paul's World Information about the diaconate and stories of deacons

Permanent Diaconate Answers to frequently asked questions from the Archdiocese of Newark

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