And the blog-warming party continues

Welcome to “The Deacon’s Bench”! If you’re stopping by for the first time, don’t be shy! Yesterday, we discovered a clever virtual Christmas, checked out what the Magi are up to, met a homeless man with 4500 Facebook friends, and witnessed one of the most bizarre holiday videos, ever.  And we’re just getting started. If [Read More...]

How would the Nativity be handled today?

Why, digitally, of course.  Here’s an inspired look at how it might unfold. Merry Digital Christmas! [Read more...]

The man with 4,500 Facebook friends — and no place to live

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more compelling lead than this, from the Washington Post: Eric Sheptock has 4,548 Facebook friends, 839 Twitter followers, two blogs and an e-mail account with 1,600 unread messages. What he doesn’t have is a place to live. And the surprises don’t stop there: “I am a homeless homeless advocate,” [Read More...]

Welcome to "The Deacon's Bench"!

If you’ve wandered over here from Beliefnet or Facebook, looking for Deacon Greg’s joint, you’re in the right place! Pull up a chair, grab a mug and make yourself at home. Feel free to look around.  You’ll find national news and deacon news, along with homilies and the occasional curiosity.  It’s my hope that you’ll [Read More...]