Basic Norms for the Formation of Permanent Deacons and the Directory for the Ministry and Life of Permanent Deacons (Vatican Congregations for Catholic Education and for the Clergy, 1998)

National Directory for the Formation, Ministry, and Life of Permanent Deacons in the United States (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2019)

Sacrum Diaconatus Ordinem (Norms for Restoring the Permanent Diaconate in the Latin Church, Pope St. Paul VI, 1967)

Ad Pascendum (Pope St. Paul VI, 1972)

Ministeria Quaedam (Pope St. Paul VI, 1972)

Deacons: Active Apostles of the New Evangelization (Pope St. John Paul II, 2000)

From the Diakonia of Christ to the Diakonia of the Apostles (International Theological Commission, 2002)

Our Life of Service (Dcn. Harold Burke-Sivers)

A look at Our Life of Service – book review (Leon Suprenant)

A Deacon’s Retreat (Dcn. James Keating)

The Heart of the Diaconate (Dcn. James Keating)

Understanding the Diaconate (Bishop W. Shawn McKnight)

Encountering Christ the Servant: A Spirituality of the Diaconate (Dcn. Dominic Cerrato)

The Character of the Deacon (Dcn. James Keating, ed.)