Hearing the Voice of God: An Urgent Appeal

In his Confessions, St. Augustine wrote, “What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has the eyes to see misery and want. It... Read More

Liturgy from the Heart

In his apostolic letter Sacrum Diaconatus Ordinem (General Norms for Restoring the Permanent Diaconate), Pope Paul VI says that...

‘A Concise Guide to Canon Law’

Deacons in pastoral ministry should have “A Concise Guide to Canon Law” (Ave Maria Press, $17.95) on their bookshelves...

The Deacon, the Family and the Sacramental Life

The deacon is called to be a prime example of Christian discipleship at work, at play, in the Church...

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Benedict XVI’s Theology of Diakonia

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Deacon Greg Kandra has written a wonderful reflection on “The Diaconate of Benedict XVI” in the March/April publication of... Read More

‘Remembering Why We Preach’ Is a Self-Guided Retreat

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I have had the pleasure of meeting both authors of “Remembering Why We Preach” — Dr. Karla J. Bellinger... Read More




The Church of the Future

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The Church of the future lies in the present. This observation may seem rather apparent, so much so that... Read More

Living the Now

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So many of the spiritual masters agree: a great aid — and challenge — for holiness is to live... Read More



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Epidemic of Loneliness

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Ecclesiastes 1:9 tells us, “Nothing is new under the sun!” This verse came to mind not too long ago... Read More

Deacons and Dalmatics

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During the last 20 years, I have had the honor and privilege of serving at the altar with my... Read More