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“Are You Leaving Again?”—Balancing Ministry and Family

“Are You Leaving Again?”—Balancing Ministry and Family

“Fine…abandon us,” my daughter says to me in her mock-sarcastic voice. Or is it actually a really sarcastic voice? I still can’t always be sure (even though she is approaching...

Formation and Change

Formation and Change

A wise deacon once said to me that the success of the formation process for the deacon candidate is not so much about where he starts out, but rather the...

The Journey

The Journey

The journey of discerning the call to the Permanent Diaconate is not one that is traveled solely by the man who is called.

The Deacon Farmer

The Deacon Farmer

For most permanent deacons, ordination introduces an added vocation into their family and professional lives. The Church fashioned the permanent diaconate as a unique way to mingle men who have...