Ireland ordains seven more men as deacons

Details from the Irish Independent:

Two former seminarians were among the seven married men ordained to the Catholic Church’s permanent diaconate at Carlow Cathedral.

The Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin is the fifth diocese to ordain men to this reinstated ministry, bringing the total number of permanent deacons in the Irish church to 28.

In his homily, Bishop Denis Nulty described the ordination as a “powerful” witness in a society and culture that weakens that word “permanent”. He described the seven as coming from “a unique position of being immersed in family life” as well as work life and parish life.

Read more.  Congratulations and welcome, brothers!  Ad multos annos!

UPDATE: Check out a photo gallery from the ordination and read Bishop Nulty’s homily right here. 

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