In regards to my previous post, I wish to present again a post I wrote in 2010 , when now pope-emeritus Benedict exhorted the Scottish bishops to care for their deacons and reinforced the deacon as heralds of the Gospel. Here it is:
In the midst of his homily today in Scotland, Pope Benedict included the following at he addressed the bishops of that country:
“Have a care also for your deacons, whose ministry of service is associated in a particular way with that of the order of bishops. Be a father and a guide in holiness for them, encouraging them to grow in knowledge and wisdom in carrying out the mission of herald to which they have been called.” www.ewtn.com/library/papaldoc/b16ukbella.htm
It is good to be mentioned, especially in relation to the ministry of the bishop, as the Holy Father does. Ours is a ministry of service, but also of herald of the Gospel.