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.

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I Didn’t Pray for My Dog

Last night I learned that dogs have “Do Not Recessisate,” or DNR orders, too. I laughed  to myself at the irony: I’ve signed two DNRs for my mother and would...

Faith

Read the Whole Message

I always get a chuckle when I get an “urgent” email message from my wife. The heading always comes with a highlight telling me to “read the whole message.” My...

Faith

The Ministry of Kidney Stones

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Culture

Are We Better Off With Technology?

I drove to work today in a torrential rain. Looking around my car as I was stuck in stop-and-go traffic, I marveled at the notion that having a cell phone next...

Culture

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I don’t know when it started but every so often I think about what my dad was like at my age, or whatever the age I was at the time. Did he have the same...

Faith

Multitasking is Not for Prayer

I read the other day about a guy who noticed that whenever he reads Scripture and recognizes a passage, he quickly moves on without reading it. He realized...

Faith

Why Didn’t They Recognize Him?

All my life I’ve heard the stories regarding those speaking to Jesus at the tomb. Like Mary Magdalene before them, Cleopas and a “friend” encounter the risen...

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

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