March 3, 2020
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A Misguided Search for Power

I often check in with Deacon Greg Kandra’s “The Deacon Bench.” I am sure it is by far the most read blog in the American diaconate. Greg often has a mix of stories that I like, dislike, and challenge me. On October 25th of this year, I...

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 a Deacon. It is in those times I forget that my default response should be prayer. It is...

Be Like a Deacon

In the Acts of the Apostles (6:1-7), we hear about the first deacons. They were ordained by the overburdened Apostles who needed their help in caring for and providing services for the growing number of Christians in their communities. It’s...

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 where we knew he would be, in service to his church. Deacon Peter and his wife Melissa were in...