The picture to the right shows the 20 men who were recently ordained to the Permanent Diaconate for the Archdiocese of Atlanta.
The Georgia Bulletin, the Archdiocese of Atlanta newspaper, has the complete story of their ordination HERE.
A diaconate of faithful men, truly called and well formed, can and will be a tremendous asset to the life of the Church. The infusion of the new members of the clergy have the potential be a great relief to many of our Priests on the frontlines!
Note: I have created a new sidebar section of suggested reading for the Permanent Diaconate. One read of particular interest might be the Motu Proprio "SACRUM DIACONATUS ORDINEM" which restored the Permanent Diaconate in 1967.
If you are actively discerning a vocation to the Priesthood, Diaconate, Consecrated Life, or Marriage and you are looking for information to help in your discernment, BE SURE TO CHECK the section at the bottom of the right sidebar for the "labels" on all posts. By clicking on one of these labels it will take you to a page with all posts containing that subject. You will also find many links for suggested reading near the bottom of the right sidebar. Best wishes and be assured of my daily prayers for your discernment.