For quite some time now, I have enjoyed reading posts from Mercy Sister Camille D’Arienzo, who writes for the National Catholic Reporter website, NCRonline.org. She does interviews with various Catholics, delving into their faith and spiritual lives. Today, I discovered that she had interviewed one of my favorite Catholic bloggers, Deacon Greg Kandra. He is a Permanent Deacon, ordained for the Diocese of Brooklyn, NY. In 2007, he created “The Deacon’s Bench.” It currently exists on the Patheos.com website, which has blogs from many faith perspectives. In the interview, Deacon Kandra shares some of his history, especially his faith life. And how he began blogging and what being a blogger has meant for him.
I have enjoyed reading his postings, ever since I entered formation for the Diaconate. He has his finger on the pulse of the Catholic world, the Catholic blogosphere, and the Catholic Diaconate. I have his posted homilies and commentaries both thought provoking and inspiring. I really believe that reading his blog placed the seed in my head about maybe blogging myself. I would recommend “The Deacon’s Bench” to anyone, but especially to my fellow deacons.