One key number for the new year

Deacon Greg Kandra, creator of “The Deacon’s Bench” blog, writes that while setting New Year’s resolutions is a good thing, in the coming year, look to Paragraph 2478 in the Catechism to truly transform your life: “To avoid rash judgment, everyone should

The secret to being an everyday evangelist

In a new In Focus, Deacon Greg Kandra writes about evangelization and how as Christians we are all evangelists. He writes: “The fact is, you don’t have to be St. Paul, Pope Francis, Venerable Fulton Sheen or Bishop Robert Barron to be

How to stay above the fray in 2020

Deacon Greg Kandra offers some guideposts in dealing with the news in 2020. In this age of the 24-hour news cycle, we are buried under an avalanche of information. Kandra offers some tips that can lend some stability to an unstable world.

So, you’re too busy to pray?

For years, it was one of the most persistent questions I heard: “When are you going to write a book?” I heard it from friends, colleagues, priests and editors. I even got some emails from publishers who wanted to talk to me,