Catholic Difference

Message to Deacons

As deacons, you know the truth. There is no love without sacrifice, no love without service.

-Archbishop Gomez

Brothers, I believe that in this moment when our society is so polarized, the Church is called to keep the truth alive about the human person — the truth that every person in our society has a soul that is destined for eternity and a meaning and purpose that transcends this world.

-Archbishop Gomez

History of the Diaconate

From the apostolic age the diaconate has had a clearly outstanding position among the various ministries and it has traditionally been held in great honor by the Church. Explicit testimony of this is given by the Apostle Paul both in his letter to the Philippians 1:1 (circa AD 60-62).

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