ORGANIZATION, STRUCTURE, AND PERSONNEL FOR DIACONAL FORMATION
iv. Human maturity and psychological equilibrium : A right consciousness of oneself, of one’s own values and limits, honestly recognized and accepted v. A clear and mature capacity to love : An ability to be an example and model of the primacy of love in service—a capacity and inclination to offer self-giving attention to the other person, to an understanding of his or her concerns, and to a clear perception of his or her real good vi. Listening, dialogue, and the capacity for communication : The success of the formational relationship depends in great part on these three capacities vii. Positive and critical attention to modern culture : Inspired by the cultural richness of Christianity (i.e., rooted in biblical, liturgical, and patristic sources), a broad knowledge of contemporary culture—a positive and critical awareness of the transmission of contemporary culture, making it easier to enable students to form an interior synthesis in the light of faith. The following are additional criteria: i. Academic qualifications : An advanced degree in theology, religious studies, or a related field; a demonstrated ability as a competent teacher ii. Multicultural sensitivity : Experience with multicultural, gender, economic, and educational diversity iii. Adult formation : Ability to teach adults in theory and practice; knowledge and experience in adult developmental theory and methodologies iv. Diversity : Represent the ethnicity, racial, and cultural diversity of the diocesan Church v. Knowledge and experience of the diaconate : Knowledge of the identity and ministry of deacons in the Church 17 See CIC, c. 833 6°-7°. 18 BNFPD, no. 22. 19 CL. 20 DMLPD, no. 80. 21 See BNFPD, no. 21.The phrase “could be either a priest or a deacon” is applied equivalently in this National Directory to the position of the director of the permanent diaconate.
22 BNFPD, no. 21. 23 BNFPD, no. 21. 24 DMLPD, no. 80. 25 BNFPD, no. 24.
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