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New deacons a ‘blessing’ in their witness, service, says archbishop

The nine men ordained to the permanent diaconate June 12 will bring the church to “the family, the workplace and neighborhoods,” said Archbishop Nelson Pérez.

Use online outlets to communicate truth in love, not spread hate, archbishop says

An epidemic of hatred in social media and digital news, in which people turn against one another rather than speak truth in love, is poisoning communications and damaging the unity Christ calls for, Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron wrote in a pastoral letter.

Catholic media must proclaim God’s word, not polarize, Bishop Barron says

Prioritizing the resurrection of Jesus over some “false dichotomy, pitting one against the other,” was one theme along with social media and synodality in a talk by popular speaker Bishop Robert Barron to Catholic media professionals June 10.

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