On the Feast of the Visitation and the Eve of a Papal Visit

Greetings on this Feast of the Visitation! Today seems like a fitting one to share good news with you friends, pilgrims, and fellow discerning deacons…I’m expecting! In our household, this is a source of tremendous delight and anticipation. My about-to-turn 11 and 9 year-old keep track of the baby’s developments, and they eagerly await the […]

Our Easter faith is rooted in a real encounter

Resurrection | St. John’s Bible | Donald Jackson Reflection for Tuesday, Octave of Easter She saw Jesus there, but did not know it was Jesus.  Then she mistakes him for the gardener – actually, she accuses him of being a grave robber “Sir, if you carried him away, tell me where you laid him, and […]

Organizing, Prophetic Communities, and the Diaconate

Our friend Elizabeth Young in Australia had a chance to interview Sr. Nathalie Becquart while she was in Australia as part of the Oceania continental assembly. Check out the full interview here. I’ve reprinted an excerpt here that inspired this week’s reflection! Elizabeth: Through this synodal process, how do you see the promotion and expansion of the […]

Protagonists in the Continental Stage

The USCCB has been working in concert with the Canadian Catholic Bishops to carry out 10 virtual sessions (only a few remaining!) and formally consult with bishops and lay delegates during the continental stage of the global synod. The USCCB will also host a listening session for national organizations that are contributing to the process in “Region […]

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