50 Years Later: Harvesting the First Fruits

In the debates surrounding the First Vatican Council (1869-70), Blessed John Henry Newman said it takes about 100 years to receive a council. Well, we are just over the halfway mark since the end of the Second Vatican Council... Read More

Icons of Christ the Servant

During the Second Vatican Council the diaconate as “a proper and permanent rank of the hierarchy” was re-established, as...

The Deacon as Servant Leader

Much has been written about the important role of the Catholic deacon as a servant leader in the parish....

St. Stephen

As the Church in the United States celebrates the 50th anniversary of the restoration of the permanent diaconate, may...


Ready to Serve

A few months ago, I received a call from Gretchen Crowe, editor-in-chief of Our Sunday Visitor. She told me... Read More

Only through God’s Grace

On the eve of my husband’s ordination, I had a dark night of the soul. It suddenly occurred to me... Read More