Pliny the Younger - I Timothy 3:8-13 - Richard Cardinal Cushing -
12,725. I judged it so much the more necessary to extract the real true with the assistance of torture from two female slaves who were deemed Deaconneses. (Christianity & Deacon & Torture) Pliny the Younger
69,422. Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;
Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.
And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.
Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.
Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.
For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus. I Timothy 3:8-13
69,423. The bishops will govern the Church, the priests will do all the work and the deacons will have all the fun. Richard Cardinal Cushing