Serving deacons as the serve the Church
The Guardian of the Blood of Christ
Deacon James Keating
Editor’s note: The following is Part 2 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....
Both Sides of the Story
Deacon Joseph R. Ferrari
The TED Talk by a Nigerian-born female author (“The Danger of a Single Story”) educated in British schools speaks...
Created in His Image
Deacon David Parker
As a deacon, I have the great blessing of being married and experiencing the love of my bride while...
The Deacon and Authentic Faith
Deacon Ralph Poyo
Editor’s note: Scripture references in this article are taken from the New Revised Standard Version translation of the Bible....
The Diaconal Call to Teach
Deacon Anthony Clishem
Every deacon, by virtue of his ordination, becomes a teacher. During the Rite of Ordination, at the handing on...
A Dynamic Contribution to the Church
Black men have been a part of the permanent diaconate in the United States since the practice was revitalized...
Embracing the Hiddenness of the Diaconate
Deacon Joseph Michalak
At the NET Ministries annual vocations Mass for 1,500 high-energy high school students, the emcee was introducing the vocational...
Holy Orders: Deacons and Priests
Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers
There are several interesting characteristics of shepherds who lived in the time of Christ. Shepherds lived apart from society...
“The Bible is the only book whose author is present when one reads it.” I came across this profound...
Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant
Deacon Dominic Cerrato
At ordination, we kneel before the bishop and pledge fidelity to him and to his successors. Of course, this...