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The Deacon's Bench

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The Archbishop and his deacons. Read more about Dolan here.

And there’s this stellar quote, from Deacon Bill Ditewig:

I often tell the true story of a bishop who, while literally standing in the middle of his deacons, said, “When I ordained you as deacons, I ordained you to share with me the burdens on my heart for the people who live in this diocese; today I want to share what’s on my heart, so it can be on yours as well.” I’ve always remembered that, because it seemed to me that this bishop truly captured the relationship that should exist.

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