Author - Deacon Donald Cox

REVEREND MR. DONALD COX is a permanent deacon of the Archdiocese of Detroit. On June 9, 1979, Deacon Don was ordained to the diaconate by His Eminence John Cardinal Dearden, an important American Father of the Second Vatican Council. He is currently assigned to St. Cornelius parish in Dryden, Michigan. Married and the father of three children and grandfather to four children, Deacon Don was born and raised in Detroit, and educated at St. Brigid Elementary School, Mackenzie High School, and Lawrence Technological University. His theological training was taken at Detroit's Sacred Heart Major Seminary.

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Honesty is Always the Best Policy

Time for me to make a little confession! When I was a teenager, back in the 1950s, I dressed like a normal teenage boy of the time. And, I must confess, I had...

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God Has a Purpose for Each of Us

I have always enjoyed the sport of fishing. I think I was born with a fishing pole in my hand. Imagine that you have gone fishing on a picture perfect summer’s...

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What Did They Do?

I recently read an article about an individual who adopted a puppy from an animal shelter. This particular shelter was known for having a high kill rate. This...

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How Do You Define Joy?

I know a man named Ralph, (not his real name). As a young man, Ralph met a beautiful woman who he fell deeply in love with. They were married and lived a life...

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A King Like No Other

This weekend the Church proclaims our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as King of the Universe. This offers us an opportunity to meditate on what it means to...

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Grace that Finds the Lost

The Book of Wisdom (11:22-12:2) describes our God as being an amazingly majestic Creator that no human mind can ever fully know or understand. This text speaks...

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Citizens of God’s Kingdom

What topic or subject did Jesus talk about most frequently? If your answer was a topic concerning love or morality or faith or forgiveness, you would be wrong...

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Who is Packing Your Parachute?

“Recently, I was sitting in a restaurant in Kansas City. A man about two tables away kept looking at me. I didn’t recognize him. A few minutes into our meal he...

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A Coin has Two Sides

The Gospel passage (Luke 16:8) for 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time contains a line that says, “And the master commended the dishonest steward for acting prudently...

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Why Humility is Critical

In the Book of Sirach (3:17), we are told to, “Conduct your affairs with humility.” Likewise, in the Gospel of Luke (14:11), we’re told that “Everyone who...