I was taught that with most things in Catholicism, it isn’t either/or but both/and. Can’t a permanent deacon serve the altar and also the ministries assigned to him and work a secular job and be a husband, father and political figure? One of our p. Deacons is a Judge.
Deacon Kendra updates his post with what Pope St. John Paul II said about clericalzing the laity. Please note that there is no need here to scratch your head and squint your eyes 👀: