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Gynacolate sounds like diaconate, but it isn't. It's a ministry that is lay, missionary, and feminine. Something new coming to the Church? ...read more
What is a missionary? What is the mission of the Church? Deacon Pedro presents a perspective from the 5th Missionary Congress of the Americas in Bolivia. ...read more
Read the last installment of Deacon Pedro's series on Sacraments in which he discusses mystery, Christ's presence, and Sacramentals. ...read more
Deacon Pedro looks at the parts of the ritual that make up a Sacrament and how we understand Jesus' role in instituting them. ...read more
I guess you can’t blame Catholics if they don’t know the meaning of a Sacrament. I was a Catholic for 38 years and had received 5 of the 7 Sacraments before I really came to understand what Sacraments are and why we need them. What is a Sacrament? I don’t remember learning this, but, as ...read more
Preparing World Youth Day requires more than just spiritual and pastoral work. There's also practical preparation that needs to be done. ...read more
Last week we saw what happens during the rite of Confirmation. This week, let’s wrap it up. We started off by looking at the Gifts of the Spirit. I think everyone learns about the Gifts of the Spirit when they prepare for Confirmation. I’m not sure about you, but I sometimes find it hard to ...read more
Read Part 4 of Deacon Pedro's catechesis on the Sacrament of Confirmation, in which he lays out for us what actually happens during the Sacrament. ...read more
What does it mean to be a martyr? That’s the question we tried to answer last week. It’s a question that we all need to think about because it is directly related to following Christ. If we want to follow Jesus, He said, we must pick up our Cross. Following Jesus will always lead to ...read more
Deacon Pedro continues his exploration of the sacrament of Confirmation by looking at its connection with Baptism. ...read more