ASK FATHER: Deacon wore the priest’s stole

Posted March 9, 2016 2:20 pm by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

ASK FATHER: Deacon wore the priest’s stole

From a reader…
I am a sacristan at my parish. This past Friday we had Stations of the Cross and Benediction led by our Permanent Deacon. The strange thing was that the deacon wore the priest’s stole with the cope and not the deacon’s stole. I showed him that there were purple deacon’s stoles in the draw, but the deacon told me that it was no big deal and that he wears the priest’s stole every time he does benediction at the parish.
I did all I could to convince the deacon to wear the proper stole, but he refused. Is this

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