- May 24, 2020
When Brian McCaffrey was ordained as a transitional deacon April 18 in Sacred Heart Cathedral, the event wasn’t quite what he envisioned it would be.
While the coronavirus has created an upheaval in the daily routines of people around the world, there are ways to minimize the spread of the illness, said a physician who serves as a deacon for the Diocese of Providence.
A former Catholic Church deacon in New Orleans was indicted Thursday on a charge that he raped an altar boy nearly 40 years ago.
For Deacon Elmer Herrera-Guzman, painting is an act of prayer.
Bishop Robert P. Deeley of Portland on Thursday urged a crop of new deacons to imitate the example of St. Francis of Assisi in rising above politicking and polemics and focus on the Gospel, which he said is the remedy for the difficulties both in society and in the Church.
A former Catholic deacon barred from the ministry in New Orleans because of sexual abuse allegations maintained access to schoolchildren and held leadership roles as recently as last year in the Knights of Columbus.