[quote=Brendan]Where to these people come up with this wierd theology?
I thought dioceses that forbid the ‘permanent’ deacon from wearing clerics, or from being referred to as “Rev. Mr.” was bad.
But to forbid the wearing of the dalmatic??
Many do, mostly on either coast. I’m surprized to hear of a Nebraska diocese doing the same.
No kidding. It’s not like the Church lost the Permanent Diaconate, it’s always had it. Why can’t a bishop just pick up a phone and ask a Eastern bishop how to treat a deacon. They have 2,000 years of history there, why not leverage it?
Brendan: I was actually quoting another poster. It’s not here in the archdiocese of Omaha, but rather in Muledog’s diocese.
I wear a dalmatic all the time.
And use the honorific “Rev. Mr.” regularly, for that matter.
We are ordaining our largest class ever of deacons on November 5th - 17 of them! Last year, when I was ordained we had 9, and each year we usually have 6-8 ordained. Pray for these men as they assume Sacred Orders.
Peace to you all,