Monday, September 6, 2010

Deacons Today, a new and exciting cyberspace

Along with Deacon Greg Kandra, who blogs over at The Deacon's Bench, I want to welcome Dr. Bill Ditewig, who, along with Owen Cummings, is a leading light among deacons in the United States, to the blogosphere. His blog, which now appears on my blog update feeder to the right on the sidebar, is Deacons Today: Dalmatics and Beyond. His presence knowledge, insight, and pastoral experience is a boon to the so-called Catholic blogosphere. Deacon Doctor Ditewig (Triple D. as we sometimes affectionately refer to him) holds a Ph.D in theology from the Catholic University of America and is a professor of theology at St. Leo's University in Florida. Formerly, we was the head of the diaconate office for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

On a personal note, I am always eager to express gratitude publicly. Bill Ditewig has been and remains a great resource for me as I seek to deepen my own and far from perfect or complete understanding of what it means to be a deacon. He is most generous with both his time and his expertise. His header for Deacons Today makes very excited: "In 1967, there were no permanent deacons in the world; today there are more than 35,000. The reasons for this phenomenal growth are fascinating and the future roles for deacons are almost without limit. Here we will discuss the past, present and future of the diaconate."

I am ecstatic that welcoming Triple D. to the Catholic blogosphere marks the 1,600th post here on Καθολικός διάκονος.

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