Serving deacons as the serve the Church
Deacons as Guardians and Promoters of the Animating Mystery of Christ
Deacon James Keating
The following is Part 1 of an In Focus on the Blood of Christ and the role of deacons. This essay was the inaugural Mitchell Lecture for the Institute for Diaconal Renewal at Franciscan University of Steubenville. Within the...
The Uniqueness of My Situation
Recently, I was approached by a parishioner after Mass telling me what a unique position I was in by...
Silence and Discernment of the Deacon
Deacon Carl Sommer
The other day I saw a young lady I know who had a sticker on her backpack that said,...
Dumbing Down and Deacons: A Catholic Alternative
Karl A. Schultz
One of the key concepts in society and the modern Church is accessibility. Given steadily declining attention spans and...
‘Configured to Christ’ Digs Deeply into Human Nature
Deacon David A. Lopez
“Believe what you read; teach what you believe; practice what you teach.” This exhortation to newly ordained deacons (and...
Speaking of NFP in This New Apostolic Age
Deacons and their wives are often at the forefront of marriage preparation in their parishes. In the Catholic Church,...
Diaconal Relationships Surrounding the Hour of Death
Deacon Steve Kramer
“Merciful Lord, you know the anguish of the sorrowful, you are attentive to the prayers of the humble. Hear...
Lamentations of the Assumption
Father Deacon Basil Ryan Balke
Summertime in the Byzantine rite always ends with the great feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos on Aug....
I still remember the awe and wonder I felt as a child when I looked up at the night...
Sharing Diaconal Spirituality with the Laity
Deacon Dominic Cerrato
While writing my previous book, “Encountering Christ the Servant” (OSV, $18.95), I gave some of the early drafts to...