A New Approach to the Origins of the Diaconate

Since its restoration some 50 years ago, the diaconate has struggled to find its voice in the wider Church. While the Tradition and magisterium have affirmed the place of the diaconate alongside bishops and priests within the Sacrament of... Read More

Rethinking Marriage Preparation

The ability to preside over marriages is a privilege enjoyed by Latin-rite Catholic deacons. However, with great privilege comes...

The Art of Dying

It was March, nearing the end of Lent. In the exam room, an elderly woman sat in a wheelchair...

The Word of God in Advent

I was ordained a permanent deacon on May 21, 1994, at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre, New York....


Recruiting for the Diaconate?

It is the joy of deacons to encounter men within whom they see a potential vocation to the diaconate.... Read More

A Wake-Up Call from God

 Sitting in the waiting room of the Mayo Clinic in July caused me to reflect on the virtue of... Read More