Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Dispensation for a transitional deacon who was laicized and now married to be admitted to the permanent diaconate, 2012, Private.


A Diocesan Bishop requested a dispensation for a laicized and married transitional deacon to be readmitted to serve the Church as a permanent deacon. The letter and rescript of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments follow.




CONGREGATION FOR DIVINE WORSHIP AND DISCIPLINE OF THE SACRAMENTS

Prot. N. ____

His Excellency

The Most Reverend ____

Archbishop of ____, USA

Your Excellency,

Enclosed with this letter please find the Rescript of dispensation requested on behalf of Dr. ____, a transitional deacon for the Diocese of ____, who has been laicized and was married in 1972, and recently retired from a long and dedicated career working as a layman for the ____, so that he now can be readmitted exceptionally to serve the Church as a permanent deacon incardinated in your Archdiocese.

This Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of Sacraments would ask that, though communicating this dispensation to the aforementioned deacon with all pastoral sensitivity, Your Excellency would impose upon him as a salutary penance, the making of a Thirty-Day retreat.

With every good wish and kind regard,

Devotedly yours in Christ,

(Signed)

+ Antonio Card. Cañizares Llovera

Prefect

His Excellency

The Most Reverend ____

Archbishop of ____, USA




DECREE

UNOFFICIAL ENGLISH TRANSLATION

Prot. N. ____

Most Holy Father,

Mr. ____, formerly a deacon of the Diocese of ____, dispensed from the obligations flowing from Sacred Orders and dismissed from the clerical state, bowing at the feet of Your Holiness, humbly begs to be enrolled among clerics again and reintegrated in the diaconal ministry since the reasons for which he lost the clerical state are no longer operative.

From an audience with His Holiness ____ 2012

His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, after hearing a report from the Cardinal Secretary of State in an audience granted him, in view of the circumstances mentioned in the petition and responding favorably to the votum of the Ordinary, grants the faculty that has been sought in accord with the norm of canon 293 of the Code of Canon Law.

Anything to the contrary notwithstanding.

Given in Rome at the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, ____ 2012.

(Signed)

Antonius Cardinal Cañizares Llovera

Prefect

(Signed)

+Ioanes Michael Ferrer Grenesche

Sub-Secretary




Prot. N. ____

Beatissime Pater,

Dominus ____, olim diaconus ____ dioecesis, ac iam dispensatus ab obligationibus Sacrae Ordinationi conexis et dimissus e statu clericali, cum desint rationes quibus statum clericalem amissit, ad pedes Sanctitatis Vestrae provolutus, humiliter postulat denuo adscribi inter clericos ac reintegrari in ministerio diaconali.

Ex Audientia SS.mi diei ____ 2012

SS.mus D.N. BENEDICTUS PP. XVI, audita relatione Em.mi Cardinalis Secretarii Status in Audientia Eidem concessa, attentis circumstantiis in supplici libello relatis ac votis Exc.mi Ordinarii ____. Accedens, petitam facultatem concedit, ad normam can. 293 Codicis iuris canonici.

Contrariis quibuslibet minime obstantibus.

Datum Romae ex aedibus Congregationis de Cultu Divino et Disicplina Sacramentorum, ____ 2012.

(Signed)

Antonius Card. Cañizares Llovera

Praefectus

(Signed)

+ Ioanes Michael Ferrer Grenesche

Sub Secretarius




Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Dispensation for a transitional deacon who was laicized and now married to be admitted to the permanent diaconate, 2012, Private, CLSA, Roman Replies and Advisory Opinions, 2013, 28-30.