The Deacon's Bench

The Deacon's Bench

Deacon gets papal honor. (Oh, and Mother Angelica got one, too.)

A congratulatory shout-out to two stalwarts in Catholic communications: Mother Angelica and Deacon Bill Steltemeier of EWTN, who this weekend received the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Medal. 

There’s a complete write-up here that gives details. 

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Dana MacKenzie

posted October 5, 2009 at 11:51 pm

“Oh, and Mother Angelica, too?” Geez. What’s a foundress got to do to get a little respect around here? :-)

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posted October 6, 2009 at 8:16 am

Very well deserved awards for Mother and Deacon Steltemeier. It is interesting to note the struggles they went to keep EWTN out of the control of the U.S.C.C.B hierarchy. Mother Angelica was one tough cookie.

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posted October 6, 2009 at 8:36 am

The Highest honor the Vatican can bestow on religious and laity. Greg, you let another deacon diss sneak through.

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Deacon Greg Kandra

posted October 6, 2009 at 9:20 am

I’d noticed that.
I googled for more information, and discovered that in the past it has been given to other members of the clergy, as well. I dropped a line to EWTN’s PR person, who had e-mailed me a press release on the subject (using that same language).
Of course, I never heard back.
Dcn. G.

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