July 10, 2020
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Deacon Gregory Webster

REVEREND DR. 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, M.A. in Theology from Holy Apostles College and Seminary and an M.A. in Bioethics and Health Policy from Loyola University of Chicago. Deacon Greg and his wife have been married more than twenty-five years and are blessed with three beautiful daughters and two pretty cool terriers.

Can’t We Still Be Friends?

I have two buddies that are polar opposites when it comes to COVD-19. One buddy tends to follow medical sources and argues from a perspective that the coronavirus is so dangerous that the government was right to marshal in many of its restrictions...

A Blind Faith in Science

One does not have to spend much time listening to the news of late to hear how our politicians will “follow the science.” Of course, this translates to “follow the science that promotes our agenda…” Full disclosure, I am a chemist. I believe in the...

Not a Freedom to Pray

During this pandemic Churches throughout the land have been forced to close. Our bishops point out this means solely the building. The Church, the Body of Christ, cannot close. While I have been disappointed in missing the sacraments, I...

Signs

During this pandemic, The New York Times ran an article “Before Virus Outbreak, a Cascade of Warnings Went Unheeded.” (NYT, 19 March 2020) Taiwan accused the WHO of not heeding its warning of “Coronavirus Human-to-Human Transmission.” (National...

Spiritual Communion

This is certainly an interesting time. Never before have I experienced a pandemic of this scale nor can I ever recall not being able to attend Mass at time of struggle. In fact, I recall vividly during 9/11 people instinctively going to their parish...

Lenten Resolutions

Most kids, like me, who attended public schools grew up with a secularized version of Lent. Lent is a time when we are called to reduce our focus on the daily grind and renew our focus on the Paschal Mystery of Christ. This was often missed as...

Freedom to Change

Our hypocrisy is easier to see when we get older. I don’t know if it’s because we become more reflective or, simply being less active give us more time to think. As I get older, I am certainly more reflective about things in my past. Such...

67 Days of Christmas

67 days? Yes, Hallmark brought us over 67 days of “Christmas” from October to early January. By any measure, it was an awful lot of canned cheer. On my satellite dish, it was more like 201 days of Christmas since we have three Hallmark channels...