Jul 24, 2009
Book edited by James Keating. New York: Paulist Press. Paperback. 280 pages. May 2006. ISBN 0-8091-4389-5. $22.95.
This book is directed at current deacons, those studying for the diaconate and for those just interested in knowing more about it. Keating’s book is a collection of 14 essays on various subjects connected with the diaconate such as: the history of the diaconate by Fr. Edward J. Enright; the contemporary renewal of the diaconate by Deacon William T. Ditewig; the deacon and Gaudium et Spes by Fr. Paul McPartlan; the diaconate as medius ordo: service in promotion of lay participation by Fr. William S. McKnight; the deacon: icon of the sign of hope by Deacon Michael Ross; the moral life of the deacon by Deacon James Keating, who is also the editor of this book; theological education and the diaconate by Deacon Charles A. Bobertz; father and shepherd by Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas; the deacon and personal prayer by Deacon Owen F. Cummings; the deacon at work by Deacon Thomas Baker; the sacramental ministry of the deacon in the parish life by Deacon Ray R. Noll; the diaconate and marriage by Fr. Mark A. Latcovich; the deacon’s wife by Dr. Rebecca Meehan; the kenotic leadership of deacons by Deacon William T. Ditewig.