Love Become Service

The Integration of the Sacraments of Matrimony & Holy Orders

Michael J. Chaback

Married deacons in the Catholic Church often face difficulties in reconciling the seemingly competing demands of family and Church. In striving to live out service to the People of God in two different sacraments, Matrimony and Holy Orders, often the
Publication date:
September 2013
Publisher :
Dufour Editions
Language:
English
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Paperback
ISBN : 9780802313577

Dimensions : 216 X 140 mm
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Overview
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Married deacons in the Catholic Church often face difficulties in reconciling the seemingly competing demands of family and Church. In striving to live out service to the People of God in two different sacraments, Matrimony and Holy Orders, often the first approach is to try to manage the demands according to predetermined priorities: "Which one comes first?" Yet, in this extended reflection Chaback completely reframes the question as one of integrated servanthood. Theologically profound, yet very pastoral in their practical approach, these essays help to explore the dynamic of living these two sacraments side-by-side, and indicate how the lived presence of Christ in the life of the deacon can shine forth as an integrated whole. Written from the Catholic perspective, Chaback's approach will be of interest to the married clergy of all traditions. Reflection questions are included.


 


"Most valuable, both from the perspective of formation for the permanent diaconate, and the fruitful exercise of this important ministry in the Church." - Archbishop Beniamino Stella, Prefect of the Congregation of the Clergy. Msgr Chaback has been director of the Office of the Permanent Diaconate for the Diocese of Allentown since 2008. Ordained by Paul VI in 1970, Chaback earned his STD from the Pontifical Lateran University. He taught at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary from 1972 until 1992.


 


"A small book with profound implications for married permanent deacons." - Catholic Lib. World