18Apr 18th April. Saturday of Week 2 of Easter

To serve the Church's real needs

The appointing of the first deacons suggests a possible solution for a major need facing our Church today: how to ensure continuation of sacramental service to the People of God. It is clear that the apostles did not seek to end all debate on disputed issues by dogmatic decree, forbidding all further discussion! And their process of selecting the deacons -- seeking consensus among the faithful about worthy candidates -- has much to recommend it...

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