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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Have You Accepted Jesus?

I have been a deacon for 38 years. When I was in my mid 20’s, way before I even thought about becoming a deacon, I worked for a fairly large company. The...

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The Abundant Life

“I came so that you might have life, and have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10) These words spoken by Jesus in the Gospel of John are very familiar and very...

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What Are The Big Rocks in Your Life?

On this Fourth Sunday of Lent, our first reading (1 Sm 16:1B, 6-7, 10-13A) details how God called David to be King of Israel. Prior to that calling, David...

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We Are Not Alone in Our Struggles

This weekend marks the first Sunday of Lent. Much has been written over the years regarding the sacrificial practices that have traditionally been associated...

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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...