Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Permanent Deacons and Sex

Ed Peters is kicking up a controversy about whether or not permanent deacons can be sexually intimate with their wives.

Most Church teaching is straight-forward in the Catechism.   Sometimes, Church teaching and discipline is a puzzle that is pieced together by the fullness of Scripture explained by the Catechism, Canon Law and the encyclicals of our Popes.

You can follow the conversation on Ed's blog where he is responding to, as you can imagine, the say WHATs?! all over blogosphere.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It applies only to permanent deacons in the Roman/Latin/Western Church, because the Code of Canons (Church law) of the Oriental (i.e., Eastern Catholic) Churches does not have such a prescription (or law).