‘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...

Living Well, According to Father Tolton

Rather, in a way too few hagiographies do, Deacon Burke-Sivers aims to give us a deeply rich and often profoundly moving meditation not only on Father Tolton’s life but on how that life explicates crucially essential elements of the Catholic faith. He also prompts...