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by Mark Danis There is a lexicon evolving in our nation’s response to COVID-19 that the Church must reject. Terms like quarantine, isolation and social distancing can lead us to retreat, withdrawal and avoidance. But Christ’s words demand a proactive response to our current situation. We must take this time

Question: I have been told that women served as deacons in the early Church? If this is true, what was their role? Answer: Instances of women serving as deacons in the early Church, especially in Syria, are referenced in various documents. However, evidence shows deaconesses did not have the same

Deacon Halver L. Belcher age 76 formerly of Minster passed away at 5 PM on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at his home in Celina. He was born February 18, 1943 to the late Elster and June (Hess) Belcher. His mother survives in Mouthcard, KY. He married Sharon Neumeyer on September

Deacon Edward B. Reising, a Deacon of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, died on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. Deacon Reising was ordained to the Diaconate by Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains, Cincinnati, Ohio , on September 24, 1998. Deacon Reising served St. Columban Parish in

By Deacon Mark Machuga In 1964, the Second Vatican Council document Lumen Gentium restored the order of deacon as a permanent rank of the hierarchy of the Church. For, strengthened by sacramental grace [deacons] are dedicated to the People of God, in conjunction with the bishop and his body of

Deacon Jacob Jernigan, a Deacon of the Archdiocese, died on Monday, August 19, 2019. Deacon Jernigan was ordained to the Diaconate by Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains, Cincinnati, Ohio, on June 20, 1987. Deacon Jernigan first served at the Church of the Resurrection in

Deacon Michael J. Leo, a Deacon of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, died on Thursday, August 8, 2019. Deacon Leo was ordained to the Diaconate by Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr at Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church in Dayton Ohio on April 27, 2013. Deacon Leo served at Holy Trinity

It was a historic day in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati as there are now 15 new Permanent Deacons, and 3 Transitional Deacons. Congratulations to: Nathanial David Beiersdorfer Steven Gregor Broering Peter Jerome Caccavari Brian Michael Caperton Gregory Patrick Doud Gregg Nicholas Elking Graham Bruce Galloway David Willis Harcourt Michael Joseph

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati ordains men to the priesthood each May. This is also a popular month for weddings. That is probably a coincidence, but an appropriate one. Matrimony and Holy Orders (which includes the permanent diaconate) are both important sacraments that, according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church,

March 6: Ash Wednesday Invitation to prayer: Come, Holy Spirit. Guide me into and through this holy season of Lent. Reflection: As we celebrate Ash Wednesday and the beginning of our Lenten season, we hear the Lord’s invitation: “Return to me with your whole heart.” God is inviting us deeper