Technological Reproduction and Human Dignity

The birth of a child is a defining event in family life. It usually is marked by cultural and religious ritual. Catholic families often begin preparation for baptism before a child’s birth: selecting godparents and Scripture readings, setting dates... Read More

For Health Care Professionals, Opportunities Abound

Since my ordination, it has been interesting to note how many times either in formal introductions before a public...

Preaching too Much?

Not long ago, a priest decided to stir the pot on social media by reminding his readers that deacons...

St. Francis: Model of Humility

Throughout history plenty of men have been born poor and, through hard work, good fortune or even deceit, died...


Vested for Service

One of the distinctive visible signs of liturgical celebration since the earliest centuries of the Church is the vesture... Read More

Mystical Role in the Mass

A prayerful priest recently asked me: “How do you as deacon experience the liturgy? That is, as priest in... Read More