In this section we post news about deacons and news of interest to deacons. We rely on deacons to provide us with much of this news, so if there is some news to report in your diocese in Australia or you are a deacon from elsewhere and think you may have some news worth sharing please send it to us for possible inclusion.
Send the material as a Word document and any photos as separate jpg files only.
We may have to edit your material or contact you for clarifications about it so please provide an email address (which we do not publish) that we can contact you on.
Items for Deacon News may be sent to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also subscribe to our news feed which will keep you up to date with the latest news from the National Association of Deacons.
Showing 1 - 10 of 213 stories
Ron Murphy, S. J., a Georgetown University German professor, was returning from the Catholic University of America, where Pope Francis had celebrated the canonization of St. Junípero Serra, when a woman approached him. "Father, Father," she exclaimed, "this pope is wonderful. This city has never been as happy." Her attitude was indicative of the euphoria that swept across Washington, D.C., during Pope Francis' visit, a feeling shared even by many hard-boiled journalists in the nation's capital. (05/10/2015)
Franciscan Father Gregory Plata is the key to one example of how Catholic parishes are dealing with the decline in the number of priests. (15/09/2015)
In a press conference at the Cathedral this morning, Archbishop José Gomez said "This is a wonderful day for me personally and for the archdiocese of Los Angeles," and praised his new auxiliary bishops as men who will help serve the Church's mission to "share the love of God and the message of the love of Christ." (21/07/2015)
Every so often, one is reminded that being a Christian isn't meant to be comfortable. Japanese woman Satoko Kitahara was someone who came to understand and embrace the real teaching of the Gospel, writes Francis Phillips. (15/07/2015)
Pope Francis has released his second encyclical Laudato Si' (Praise Be to You). In the encyclical, the pope gives a biting critique of consumerism and global poverty with a plea for swift action" to combat environmental degradation, climate change and inequality. (01/07/2015)
Why do an estimated 1.3 million Australians use the drug ice' And why does Australia have one of the highest rates of drug abuse in the world, asks Good Samaritan Sister Clare Condon. (23/04/2015)