Serving deacons as the serve the Church
God Bless You, Gesundheit, Salud!
Deacon Victor Puscas
I remember it like it was yesterday. The first Mass I ever served as a deacon following ordination. Just before the entrance procession, the pastor leaned over to me and said, “You’re all full of the grace of holy...
Cancer and the Multidimensional Function of Ministry
Deacon Donald Michael
The lessons learned these many months, with my fight against cancer, are both personal and professional. As a deacon...
The Bishop with His Deacons
Bishop Jeffrey M. Monforton
Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there also will my servant be. The Father will...
The Call to be Spiritual Directors
A little over three years ago, Franciscan University of Steubenville piloted a new School of Spiritual Direction in response...
Do Not Hide Your Faith
Last year, when Deacon Nabil Halaby and his wife moved from Mokena, Illinois, to Orlando, Florida, to live closer...
Inspiration from St. Lawrence the Deacon
Deacon Keith Fournier
I often write or speak about the challenges we face during this time of crisis engulfing both the Church...
Intentionality and the Diaconate
Deacon Dominic Cerrato
It’s often the case that, when I ask a newly ordained deacon what makes his ministry “diaconal,” he replies,...
Authentic Human Freedom
“Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but having the right to do what we ought” (Pope St....
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.”...
Serving the Suffering Church: Planting Spiritual Victory Gardens
Deacon William T. Ditewig
During the global wars of the 20th century people were encouraged to plant gardens in every available plot of...
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