The Deacon's Bench
Worth A Thousand Words Archives

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 …Read More

Kentucky National Guard Chaplain (Col.) Patrick J. Dolan celebrates mass. Read more about him and his work.

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I’m not quite sure where the above image came from — a church of some sort, it appears — but it was spotlighted at the often-hilarious FAIL website, and subsequently picked up the Bad Vestments blog.

Pontifical North American College seminarians Keith D. Romke of the Diocese of Rockford, Ill., and Mark R. Payton of the Archdiocese of Perth, Australia, are seen after being ordained  deacons in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican Oct. 7. Thirty …Read More

Benedict with his bling. Details here.

The 100-year-old mother of Father Jerzy Popieliszko, Marianna, center, prays at her son’s grave in front of the St. Stanislaw Kostka church in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, June 5, 2010, ahead of the Sunday beatification of Jerzy Popieluszko. Popieluszko, the Solidarity …Read More

Pope Benedict blesses a baby as he arrives to celebrate mass in Fatima, May 13, 2010. Photo from CNS/Reuters

Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tucson, Arizona, baptizes an inmate at the Southern Arizona Correctional Release Center in Tucson last month. Details, from CNS: A hazy sun settling slowly behind Tucson’s “A” mountain softly illuminated the 20 women in bright-orange uniforms …Read More

The Palm Sunday Blessing of the Streets in Santa Ana, California — an annual tradition that many feel has helped spur a dramatic drop in violent crime in the community. Read all about it here.