National Catholic Reporter

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Jan 31-Feb 13, 2014

Psychologist's survey to study deacons' lives


Hoping to fill a gap in scholarly research about permanent deacons, Joseph Ferrari, a permanent deacon in the Joliet, Ill., diocese and a professor of psychology at DePaul University in Chicago, has designed a survey to collect data that when complete will provide a better understanding of the personal and spiritual lives of Catholic deacons.

The survey is open to deacons, deacon candidates and applicants to a diaconate formation program in a U.S. or Canadian diocese.



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