Sometime back in 2002 I was was trying to discern the call I felt to the diaconate, when the first wave of the clergy sex abuse scandal tsunami broke here in the U.S. I recall so many emotions: sympathy, sadness, hurt, shame and anger among many. I remember going to my then (and still) spiritual director and telling him that I'm so angry that I don't know if I wanted to be associated with 'them', meaning 'clergy'...
" Would you bless the table for us?"
It was a reasonable request I thought, then came the second part of the request:
"can you make it non-denominational?"
This was at our office Christmas lunch. Or was it 'Holidays Lunch'? I'll have to recheck the invitation, everything and everyone is so PC these days...
Hi, welcome to my weekly blog. I'm deacon Michel and I love blogging and the healthy exchange of constructive ideas. Now my mind has been known to wander on a million different things all at once so don't be surprised at what you find here. I often scratch my head and go 'Huh?' at my own thoughts. Feel free to leave a comment and share your thoughts with me.
This blog reflects MY ongoing Christian journey: insights gained through the Holy Spirit, my experiences, my studies, my relationships. The content of this website is solely that of Deacon Michel du Chaussee, and does not represent the Archdiocese of Miami or any other entity of the Roman Catholic Church in any official capacity. Needless to say, I hope that none of my writings are contrary to the doctrines of faith and morals that are reflected in Sacred Tradition or as taught and guarded by the Magisterium of the Church or to the truths of God as revealed in the Holy Scriptures.
For I take seriously what a very wise man has often said to me:
"Ordination is not license for private practice" - Msgr. A. Andersen