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  • Deacon Dan Wright serves the Diocese of Austin, Texas. His work outside the parish is as a special education teacher serving students with significant cognitive disabilities.



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January 06, 2008



Ah, so every day is Epiphany, really. I believe so, too. If we were sitting in the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament some 2 a.m. and a great wind came and knocked out all power and blew out the candle, would we see slivers of light emanating from tiny gaps around the Tabernacle door, illuminating us one to another enough to join hands in the darkness and not interrupt our prayer, even if that Light be not physically seen? Yes, because that has been going on for two millennia, now. The darkness grasps it not.


DDW, you may want to answer this as a post, but I have a question. We have a friend who was ordained in the permanent Diaconate. Does that mean he can't ever change his mind, and go on to become a priest? My husband was thinking that due to such a clerical shortage, this Deacon ought (and would be the type) to pursue that, but it's called permanent Diaconate for a reason-- yet it seems likely there is some dispensation or form to release him from the Diaconate into pursuing that?

Deacon DW

That's a good question, Just Me. I'll get back to it as a post either tonight or tomorrow. Also be looking for part two on the Doctrinal Note.


We'll look forward to reading both, DDW.

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