Tips for Battling Pornography Handout

1. Receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation regularly! Whenever you are in a moment of temptation, start praying the Our Father and Hail Mary. Our Lord and Blessed Mother will be with you! 2. Attend Mass every Sunday (and more frequently if you can!) 3. Spend time...

Deacon’s Role in Liturgical Preaching Outside of Mass

Deacon’s Role in Liturgical Preaching Outside of Mass One of the most anticipated duties that a deacon exercises upon ordination is liturgical preaching. During formation, while listening to homilies in the pew, we may have said to ourselves, “I can’t wait to get...

‘Munera’ of Deacons

In the ordination rite for deacons, the prayer of consecration states: “Lord, look with favor on these servants of yours, whom we now dedicate to the office of deacon, to minister at your holy altar. Lord, send forth upon them the Holy Spirit, that they may be...

Deacon: Be ‘Contagiously Catholic’

November 7, 2019 CRYSTAL LAKE—A Catholic’s duty is to watch for an opening, get his or her foot in the door, toss in some seeds of faith, and let God do His work. Be “contagiously Catholic.” That is the theory of Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, co-host of the EWTN’s...