National Directory

Abbreviations AGD : Second Vatican Council, Decree on the Missionary Activity of the Church ( Ad Gentes Divinitus ) (Washington, DC: United States Catho lic Conference, 1965) ADUS : St. John Paul II, The Heart of the Diaconate: Servants of the Mys teries of Christ and Servants ofYour Brothers and Sisters , Address to Dea cons of the United States, Detroit, Michigan (September 19, 1987) BNFPD : Congregation for Catholic Education, Basic Norms for the Formation of Permanent Deacons ( Ratio Fundamentalis Institutionis Diaconorum Permanentium ) (Washington, DC: United States Catholic Conference, 1998) CCC : Catechism of the Catholic Church , 2nd ed. (Washington, DC: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops–Libreria Editrice Vati cana, 2000) AP : St. Paul VI, Apostolic Letter Ad Pascendum (August 15, 1972)

CCLV : Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life andVocations, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

CIC : Code of Canon Law Latin-English Edition ( Codex Iuris Canonici ), trans. Canon Law Society of America (Washington, DC: Canon Law Society of America, 1983) CL : Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacra ments, Circular Letter, Scrutinies Regarding Suitability of Candidates for Orders , Prot. No. 589/97 (November 28, 1997), and-teachings/vocations/diaconate/upload/CDVDS28Nov1997.pdf

DMLPD : Congregation for the Clergy, Directory for the Ministry and Life of Permanent Deacons ( Directorium Pro Ministerio etVita Diaconorum

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