Deacon at work…at work

Here’s a glimpse of my other life, where sometimes church is a corporate office and the altar is a meeting table. This morning, CNEWA president Msgr. John E. Kozar celebrated Mass for the intentions of our donors in the board room of our headquarters in Manhattan. [Read more…]

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Look who’s talking…

Some New Evangelizers chat about new evangelizing. You may see one or two familiar names. Kudos to the talented Chaz Muth at CNS for pulling this together so deftly. [Read more…]

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“The diaconate is not about you, but about those you serve…”

Those are the words of Bishop W. Francis Malooly, in his homily at the ordination of deacons last week in the Diocese of Wilmington. From his homily: From the call of Jeremiah, we hear, “I knew you, I dedicated you, I appointed you but we must listen, the Lord surprises us at times.” We must [Read More…]

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Attention: brides. This one’s for you.

Planning a wedding? Something to consider… [Read more…]

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Ordination update: 2 new deacons for the Archdiocese of Military Services

Details from the Archdiocese website:   The Archdiocese for the Military Services(AMS)celebrated the ordination of two permanent deacons for service to those who serve. Roy Mellon and Joseph Pak, both American citizens and members of the AMS faithful working inthe Republic of Korea, were ordained Saturday in a solemn Mass in the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate [Read More…]

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Love carries on: the story behind this sensational photo

How is this for love? From Battle Rattle/Marine Times:  Former Marine Staff Sgt. Jesse Cottle told KTVB in Idaho that he joined the Corps in 2003. The explosive ordinance disposal Marine was on a foot patrol in Afghanistan in 2009 when he stepped on a pressure plate that triggered a blast. Cottle was left a double amputee, [Read More…]

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First look: the new deacons of Joliet

A reader sent this my way: the first shot of the newly ordained deacons from the Diocese of Joliet (whom I first mentioned here.).  Congratulations, brothers! [Read more…]

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Dear Miley…

I’m sure by now you’ve had your fill of the shock, outrage, apoplexy, hysteria and hilarity that have ensued following your headline-making appearance on MTV the other night. How does it feel to be a cultural icon for all that’s wrong with western civilization? I imagine your manager has sent you flowers and congratulatory notes. [Read More…]

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I just love this image of St. Monica

I’ve seen her on the subway, shopping at Key Food, nibbling on french fries at McDonald’s, her mind clearly on something else.  I imagine you’ve seen her, too. Keep her in your prayers.  These are tough times to be a kid. And tough times to be a mother. St. Monica, on this your feast day, [Read More…]

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How life in the slums changed the Pope

A friend passed along a recent issue of The Tablet, the weekly magazine from the UK. It includes an excerpt from a new book on Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Pope Francis: Untying the Knots by Paul Vallely. Unfortunately, it’s only available online to subscribers. (You can visit the link here). But the excerpt charts the transformation [Read More…]

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