In Support of Deacon Greg

This past week, Deacon Greg Kandra announced that he’s closing down comments on his site for an indefinite period. As his junior colleague at Patheos, I want him to know I understand that move and support it wholeheartedly. It’s amazing to see the things Greg goes through over at the Deacon’s Bench. In my month [Read More...]

Deacon Checks Corapi’s Math

Deacon Greg Kandra does a splendid of of explaining why John Corapi’s attitude toward the priesthood could stand a little fine-tuning. (He quotes Herman Melville, too, which I think is pretty cool): Of all the bizarre comments contained in John Corapi’s rambling speech on Monday, there was one that struck me as especially strange, and [Read More...]

Happy Birthday, Deacon Greg

Today, we celebrate the birth of pundit, deacon and Gemini, Greg Kandra. Greg’s one of my personal heroes, for three reasons: 1) he is sincerely and completely committed to serving God; 2) he’s worked as a real, live media guy; and 3) his blog, the Deacon’s Bench, gets hit like a ten-dollar hooker. For him, [Read More...]


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