The Deacon and the Eucharist

Part of the mystery of the diaconal vocation is that the deacon participates in the sanctifying ministry of the bishop, a ministry that calls all to holiness (cf. Catechism of the Catholic Church, No. 1558). The ministry of the... Read More

The Bible and the Eucharist: A Symbiotic Relationship

From what sources should a deacon’s spiritual and ministerial life be nurtured? Two which are of primary importance are...

Preparation of the Gifts

Speaking as a layman on behalf of my fellow laity, I think we are becoming more acquainted with deacons...

The Mixture of Water and Wine

At the heart of our lives as Catholics is the Eucharist, the “the summit toward which the activity of...

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A Eucharistic Catechesis

People frequently pay hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars to get front-row seats at sporting events or concerts. Having... Read More

The Eucharist and Hospital Chaplaincy

When I was in grade school, I became an altar server. My relationship with the Eucharist could be described... Read More




Carrying the Lord with Us

The reality of Christ’s presence in the Eucharist is at the heart and soul of what it means to... Read More

Mass and Our Mental Health

Despite all the many COVID-19 challenges that continue to face the Church, it should be an encouragement to those... Read More




Serving the Suffering Church: The Serenity of Surrender

“We are not self-sufficient; by ourselves we flounder: we need the Lord like the ancient navigators needed the stars.”... Read More

Serving the Suffering Church: Planting Spiritual Victory Gardens

During the global wars of the 20th century people were encouraged to plant gardens in every available plot of... Read More

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