Friday, June 04, 2010

are deacons the new nuns?

This guy asks the question. Dear Lord, I hope not. The mannish, pant suit nuns have done a whole lot of damage.

1 comment:

steve said...

Interesting question.

One one hand are we replacing pantsuit wannabe women priests with retired men playing wannabe priests?

On the other hand, with solid formation, permanent deacons could play an important role in the Church. Permanent deacons could hired and used for paid positions such as DRE or parish administrator or what-have-you. Doing so would get rid of some of the female priest wannabees currently in those positions. Perhaps it would also increase the ranks of younger deacons.

To be honest, I've been underwhelmed by the few permanent deacons I've met. Then again, you get what you pay for.