"I have some concern
about deacons having perhaps too much of a role today."
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We understand your
concern. This is difficult territory, because the Church presently may allow
this. However, it can be argued that it does not come without problems,
including serous problems. Traditionally deacons embraced celibacy & progressed
to the priesthood (this is still the case in traditional orders). Since the
Second Vatican Council, there may be married 'permanent' deacons. This lack
of celibacy is no small matter (try
here for some reasons).
In any event, if there are problems at a particular parish
with respect to deacons having "too much of a role", you might consider bringing
your concerns to the parish or diocese. Or it may be useful to consider another
parish. You might especially want to consider parishes that (licitly) welcome
traditional Latin 'Tridentine' Mass, as they may be less likely to embrace
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