Deacon Vincent of Saragossa

Just like they do today, deacons during the third century preached the word of God, but, for one Spaniard back then, proclaiming God’s Gospel truths led to a heroic witness of faith — and his torture and death. Deacon... Read More

The Diaconate of Pope Benedict XVI

I’ve lived in New York City for most of my adult life, but I’ve only been to the original...

Live Like a Saint Today

Some people are raised Catholic. Some people are raised Methodist. I was raised a Notre Dame fan! As a...

Respecting the Sanctity of Life

Long before my husband’s diaconate ordination in 2020, we were involved in ministry at both the parish and diocesan...

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The Liturgical Foundation of the Deacon’s Vocation and Mission

The modern world tends to separate the question of who we are from what we are called to do.... Read More

Mission Stations: College Campus Ministry

As a deacon, I feel very blessed that my ministerial assignment is also my full-time job. I was ordained... Read More




Martyrdom in the Diaconate

At this time of year, many of us are celebrating ordination anniversaries, and this got me thinking about the... Read More

All Baptized are Called to Mission

The season of Lent is a time for deep introspection. We are reminded that human beings are created out... Read More



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A Trinitarian Perspective

The great revelation of the Incarnation was the Trinitarian nature of God. God had revealed himself as one throughout... Read More

The Diaconate and the Collar

About 27 years ago, I was meeting with my bishop just prior to ordination. I would be the first... Read More