Should a Transitional Deacon be addressed as "Father"?


#1

How common is it for a transitional deacon in a religious order to be called “Father”?

Thanks,

Tom


#2

Dear Tom,

It is not common because it is not the term for a deacon. “Father” is reserved for priests in the Catholic Church. That a deacon belongs to a religious order makes no difference.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.


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