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Old Aug 4, '07, 5:27 am
AlexV AlexV is offline
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Default Re: Deacons and the Motu Proprio?

I have no problems with deacons.

That said, a priest IS a deacon. He doesn't stop being a deacon anymore than a bishop stops being a priest.

It's not "playing dress up" to have a priest exercise the diaconal function at a Solemn High Mass (obviously, in the absence of a man who is "only" a deacon).

That priest remains a deacon until death, just as a bishop remains a deacon, and a priest.