Author - Deacon Gregory Webster

REVEREND MR. GREGORY WEBSTER is a permanent deacon of the Archdiocese of Chicago. He was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate by Francis Cardinal George in May 2014 and is assigned to St. Raphael the Archangel Parish in Old Mill Creek, Illinois. Deacon Greg holds a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Northern Illinois University, an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management, and an M.A. in Theology from Holy Apostles College and Seminary. When not at his day job as a research chemist in a major pharmaceutical industry, he is continuing his studies at Loyola University of Chicago’s Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics. After ordination, Deacon Greg decided that bioethics was the perfect complement to combine his science, pharmaceutical industry and formation/theology background and degrees. He and his wife have been married more than twenty-five years and are blessed with three beautiful daughters.

Faith

It’s About the Journey

This month I was fortunate to attend the largest analytical chemistry conference in the United States. The Pittsburgh conference, or “Pittcon” as it is...

Culture

I Believe in Dinosaurs

“I don’t believe in Dinosaurs” she said adamantly. Huh? I thought. Didn’t I take her to see “Sue,” the famous Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaur skeleton at the Field...

Faith

My New Friend Carol

Sometimes we give into the lull. Sometimes we focus so much on our own challenges we fail to see the hurt in others. It is in those times I forget why I became...

Faith

The Meaning of Advent

It took a children’s cartoon to teach me the meaning of Advent. I’ve long since forgotten the title, but I vividly recall the character lost in the city at...

Culture

No Kissing

No Kissing? My wife and I were amused at this initial response to telling my daughter’s boyfriend that she has strep throat and mononucleosis. It is high...

Politics

The Coming Elections

Recently, one magazine scored the voting records of members of Congress versus their professed religion. How do you think the “Catholics” did...

Culture

My Favorite Destination Vacation

It seems for many August has become “vacation” season. For those with kids, it is the last few weeks before school starts. This year, my household once again...

Faith

The Value of $5

It started one evening at O’Hare airport. I was standing on the median watching traffic go by as I was waiting for my ride home after a short business trip. A...

Faith

Well Done Faithful Soldier

I am sorry to say that the Archdiocese of Chicago lost one of its best deacons this week. My dear friend and brother in the stole, Deacon Peter Hajdu died...