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Ordination to the Holy Order of Deacons

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Today myself and 22 brothers were ordained as Permanent Deacons for the Diocese of Knoxville by Bishop Richard Stika. In choir was Cardinal Justin Rigali and Abbot Cletus Meagher, O.S.B. from St. Bernard Abbey in Cullman, Al. I will reflect more about the experience in the coming days, but for now I simply share a photo of my ordination, the …

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Deacon Greg Kandra on the Diaconate

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Deacon Greg is one of my favorite bloggers, sharing daily his thoughts on news events and a wide variety of Catholic topics. Today he shares a story and a homily on the diaconate, well worth a read. Here’s an excerpt: As I approach the anniversary of my ordination, this reading from the Acts of the Apostles seems to have even more …