The Power of Matrimonial Love: The Married Deacon

The communion of love and life between God and spouses in marriage is more than just communication, a simple exchange of words. Through the Cross, God establishes a covenant—an exchange of persons—with and between deacons and their wives in the sacrament of matrimony....

Until Death Do Us Part

During the first session of marriage preparation, I ask the couple a simple question: Why are you getting married?  They typically look at each other for a while and then respond, “We’re in love” or “We’re compatible.”  Sadly, I almost never hear, “I believe with all...

The Deacon’s Role at Baptisms

The past seven months have been unprecedented in the life of the Church. The tentacles of the coronavirus pandemic have reached into parishes around the world, constricting reception of the sacraments for millions of faithful Catholics. As the Church continues to...