Resources & Media

Church Documents

Sacrum Diaconatus Ordinem: General Norms for Restoring the Permanent Diaconate in the Latin Church, motu proprio of Pope Paul VI promulgating the restoration of the diaconate by the Second Vatican Council

Basic Norms for the Formation of Permanent Deacons & Directory for the Ministry and Life of Permanent Deacons, published jointly in 1998 by the Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education and the Congregation for the Clergy

National Directory for the Formation, Ministry, and Life of Permanent Deacons in the United States, published in 2022 by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

https://usml.edu/wp-content/uploads/apostolic-letter-containing-norms-order-diaconate.pdf  , Apostolic Letter Containing Norms  for the Order of Diaconate, Paul VI Ad Pascendum, August 15, 1972