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John Paul II Continues to Inspire Vocations

HONG KONG, JULY 30, 2010 (Zenit.org).- One of Hong Kong’s four new permanent deacons says his vocation is linked to Pope John Paul II, and particularly to the Pontiff’s death.

U.S. Directory on Permanent Deacons Published

WASHINGTON, D.C., MARCH 25, 2005 (Zenit.org).- The National Directory for the Formation, Ministry, and Life of Permanent Deacons in the United States is now available from USCCB Publishing.

Permanent Deacons Increase by 17%

WASHINGTON, D.C., FEB. 10, 2003 (Zenit.org).- The number of permanent deacons rose 17% in the period 1998 to 2001, while data show that half the world’s deacons are in the United States.