Women in the Diaconate: What Are the Issues?
Sister Sara Butler
Pope Francis repeatedly has declared that the Church does not have the authority to ordain women to the priesthood. He regards the teaching of Pope St. John Paul II in his 1994 apostolic letter Ordinatio Sacerdotalis as final. Many...
Deacon Jeff Drzycimski
For 10 years now, the words “Welcome to the luxurious corner booth!” have opened up “The Catholic Cafe” radio...
How Intellectual Formation Influences Everything
Deacon David A. Lopez
The goal of the Christian life is nothing other than union with God. As is so often asserted, God...
Out of the Ashes, Justice and Peace
Deacon Mel Tardy
“Are they all Catholic?” asked my wide-eyed daughter. We’d never encountered so many black clergy and religious until visiting...
‘Advent of the Heart’
“Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light” (Eph 5:14). I once challenged...
Preparing for Christmas
Father Deacon Basil Ryan Balke
As the time approaches for the great feast of the Nativity, it is good to spend some time reflecting...