I’ve been wondering… Among a number of our famous US based Catholic teachers why are so few of them Deacons?
*Examples: Tim Staples, Dr. Scott Hahn, Dr. Tim Gray, Dr. Edward Sri, Jimmy Akin, Steve Ray, Patrick Madrid, Dr. Taylor Marshall, Mike Aquilina, Dr. John Bergsma, Jeff Cavins, Jason Evert, Matt Fradd, Dr. Mark Giszczak, Marcus Grodi, Matthew Kelly, Ralph Martin, Curtis Martin, Dr. Brant Pitre, Scott Powell, Scott Sollom. Christopher Stefanic, etc.
Of course, each has their own individual reasons, but some of the converts (like Dr. Scott Hahn, Dr. Taylor Marshall, Tim Staples, Jeff Cavins, etc) were ministers in their protestant communities, and even they did not become a Deacon.
And I’m not saying that one needs to be a Deacon in order to be a good Catechist, Apologist, and/or Theologian. However, I am wondering if there a common theme regarding why many of these apologists/theologians/etc do not become ordained?
Do they feel they are more free to properly do their job if they refrain for ordination, etc? Or do they feel that their travel schedule may make it difficult to be a dedicated Deacon?
Of course, there are some who are Deacons, like Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, but there are not many.
Just something that I’ve been wondering as I slowly discern my own future.