Deacon says racism should be fought with love of ChristBurke-Sivers said the way to confront racism in our country is to focus on Jesus Christ and the Gospel. He quoted Galatians 3:28, which says there are no divisions in the body of Christ over race and gender, for they are all one. Fighting racism, Burke-Sivers said, begins by facing our culture and its misconceptions about love. *The Troubadour*, Franciscan University of Steubenville Newspaper. Published 15 November 2021.
How to Listen to God with the Ear of Your HeartIn this episode, popular speaker and author Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers discusses his transition from what he believed to be a call to monastic life to marriage. Deacon Burke-Sivers went on to the diaconate and eventually became a full-time evangelist. We consider a way to pray with the Scriptures called Lectio Divina, and how to listen to the Word of God with the ear of our hearts, as St. Benedict taught his monks. *Array of Hope Podcast*, Episode 24. Aired 1 November 2021.
Generational Curses and ForgivenessDeacon Harold Burke-Sivers talks about generational curses and forgiveness on *Epiphany* with host Vanessa Denha Garmo on the Ave Maria Radio Network (Aired 12 September 2021).
Deacon Harold on *The Brooke Taylor Show*Broadcasting from the Catholic Marketing Network trade show, Brooke sits down with Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers. Deacon Harold has been a fixture of Catholic evangelization for many years. On this episode, The Dynamic Deacon talks about everything from forgiveness and mercy, a personal story of healing with his father, marriage preparation for couples, favorite books and much more. Aired 2 August 2021.
Saint Joseph as the Model Family Man (Catholic Sentinel)This was the first presentation in the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon lecture series, "Celebrating the Year of Saint Joseph". The virtual presentation was give on 12 May 2021 and appeared in the 4 June 2021 issue of the Catholic Sentinel.
Only the Church Does Anti-Racism Right“Racism is learned behavior, and Catholics can play a significant role … by taking a hands-on approach.” Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers. National Catholic Register, 18 January 2021.
The Next Four Years: Only True Love Can Defeat RacismFor the Oct. 30 - Nov. 7, 2020 special election issue of Angelus, we asked a handful of Catholic thinkers to offer their thoughts on the issues that American Catholics should care about for the next four years, independent of the candidates or political party that govern after the Nov. 3, 2020 elections.
Removing Obstacles with Faith: Traveling with Deacon Harold Burke-SiversDeacon Harold realized that by introducing pilgrims to Christians living in the Holy Land, it took all the politics out of the equation and helped everyone understand that it was all about the people. “Jesus was a Palestinian Jew! These are the people who are the heritage of Jesus himself. That really moved me deeply.”
Dynamic Deacon Delivers a Catholic Response to RacismDeacon Harold delivered a presentation on "Building a Civilization of Love: A Catholic Response to Racism" on the campus of Benedictine College. His presentation was sponsored by the Black Student Union and The Gregorian Fellows at Benedictine College. Published by Atchison Globe, 8 September 2020.
Deacon Burke-Sivers Brings the Fire to Annual Men’s ConferenceThe Oregon-based deacon, who travels the world giving talks and is well-known for his appearances on Catholic television and radio, delivered, his booming voice seeming to fill the auditorium at Marshall School all on its own. *The Northern Cross*, Diocese of Duluth, February 2020.
Dynamic Deacon Was a Hit Down Under!!Summary of Deacon Harold's 2015 Speaking Tour in Australia. *Parousia Media Newsletter*, September 2015. Posted by Charbel Raish on October 06, 2015.
Racism and Resilience: An Overview of Catholic African American HistoryThis is the first of a two-part series looking at racism toward Black Catholics. The first piece examines U.S. and Oregon church history. The second story will explore recent experiences of African American Catholics in Oregon and Blacks’ views on the ongoing protests and the Black Lives Matter movement. *Catholic Sentinel*, 31 July 2020.
Catholic Reporter’s Notebook: Black Lives MatterDeacon Harold Burke-Sivers, a Catholic speaker and author who is Black: “There’s an entire other agenda here they’re promoting that has nothing to do with Black Lives Matter… By their own statements, that’s why it’s problematic, and that’s why Catholics cannot a rm the organization or be part of it whatsoever.”
Can Catholics support ‘Black Lives Matter’?Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, a Black Catholic speaker, author and radio host, told Our Sunday Visitor that he believes people in general have difficulty separating Black Lives Matter as a movement for racial justice from the organization. *Our Sunday Visitor*, published 13 July 2020.
In Homilies, Clergy Highlight Divine and Human ConnectionsAt Immaculate Heart Church in North Portland, Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers asked his listeners about the kind of love God wants from us. “It is a deep, rich abiding love that is sacrificial … a love that empties us; that brings us out of ourselves.” Catholic Sentinel, 22 June 2020.
Can Catholics support ‘Black Lives Matter’?Catholic leaders say the Church has an important role in working for racial justice, but that protesting for justice does not imply endorsement of the positions taken by Black Lives Matter organizations. *Catholic News Agency*, published 17 June 2020.
‘Munera’ of Deacons‘Munera’ of Deacons as sacramental signs and witness of the Church’s mission of service. "The Deacon", January/February 2020 Issue (Volume 2, No. 4)
Deacon: Be ‘Contagiously Catholic’A Catholic’s duty is to watch for an opening, get his or her foot in the door, toss in some seeds of faith, and let God do His work. Be “contagiously Catholic.” The Observer, Diocese of Rockford, 7 November 2019.
Evangelizing in Love (*Kresta in the Afternoon* with Al Kresta)Everywhere we look we can see the effects of a world functioning without love. How many of us truly believe we are loved by God and understand what that means? How can we live a life that shows God’s love to others? We talk with the Dynamic Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers
The Narrow Gate : St. Teresa of Calcutta – Deacon HaroldSaint Teresa of Calcutta once said, “We cannot separate our lives from the Eucharist . . . Jesus has made Himself the Bread of Life to give us life. Night and day, He is there. If you really want to grow in love, come back to the Eucharist, come back to that Adoration.” Parousia Blog, 4 September 2019
Fr Augustus Tolton – With Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers (CRADIO)Mark Griffin, Operations Manager at Parousia sits down with Deacon Harold to discuss his latest book ‘Father Augustus Tolton‘. They speak about the journey of Fr Tolton from being a slave to being the first African American Priest, and how his life and struggles can be an encouragement for us today. We also hear about the progress of his cause for canonisation.
Deacon Harold Shows That *Anything is Possible*Deacon Harold discusses faith, family, Biblical values, and Fr. Augustus Tolton on *Anything is Possible* with host Jack Krasula. Aired 3 August 2019. Jack Krasula, President of Trustinus, LLC, is […]
Joy That Can’t Be StolenDeacon Harold Burke-Sivers Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers – known around the world as the “Dynamic Deacon” – is one of the most sought-after speakers in the Church today. He is a powerful […]
Living Well, According to Father ToltonRather, in a way too few hagiographies do, Deacon Burke-Sivers aims to give us a deeply rich and often profoundly moving meditation not only on Father Tolton’s life but on […]
Deacon Harold Parish Mission at St. John’sHere are the recordings of all the presentations that Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers gave at St. John's in Rapids City and St. Mary's of Hampton from June 10th to 16th, 2019.
What Piano Playing Can Teach Us about EvangelizationJesus is calling all of us to evangelize, each in our own way to invite people to know him, to love him, to serve him and to follow him. If we want Christ to be in us, he has to go through us. Our hope is that those who witness and experience the evangelizing Christ in us will turn toward the lord to open themselves deeply to him in freedom and love.
Father Augustus Tolton in the Post-Charlottesville EraWe speak with the unbelievably kind Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, a prolific writer and speaker, about his new book, the importance of black saints, and what racism actually looks like in America, today. *Mystery Through Manners* Podcast, 27 February 2019.
Deacon Harold Rocks the *Rekindle the Fire* Men’s Conference!Deacon Burke-Sivers built his dynamic presentation around the theme of the conference, “Are You All In?” In light of Jesus’ redemptive sacrifice for us, he said, we’re called to “be great men of God by going all-in for Christ” and witnessing to Him in society and in the family.
“Sower of Hope” (Filipiniana News – June 2018)For three evenings, Deacon Harold touched on subjects that at times are lighting rods for modern day skeptics or, at other times, are sources of confusion among those who are trying to live their Christian faith.
“Behold the Man” Book Review by Book Reviews and MoreThis book was an excellent read. It was so good I have already picked up another of Deacon Harold's books and added it to next year's reading list. If you want to grow in all areas of manhood as a Catholic, as a Christian than this book is for you, but be prepared to be challenged!
EVANGELIZATION 101 – Catholic Sentinel“We can’t keep the faith in the church,” said Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, a Catholic television speaker from Immaculate Heart Parish in Portland. “We may not be on street corners but when we encounter people and they ask us about our beliefs, we need to share our life in Christ.” [Catholic Sentinel, 5 January 2018]
SCREAMS AND THE NEW EVANGELIZATIONDeacon Harold comments on the people who came together in several American cities on the evening of Nov. 8, 2017, in an event called “Scream Helplessly at the Sky on the Anniversary of the Election."
“Forte Catholic” Features Deacon HaroldTune in to hear how the Scriptures have made a huge difference in his life and how he wants to help the Scriptures come to life for you with his new book "Ignite: Read the Bible Like Never Before." Episode 51 of the Forte Catholic Podcast hosted by Taylor Schroll.
The Catholic Man: A Vision for Masculine Spirituality, Part 1 (EWTN)Our guest for this Women of Grace series maintains that when a man embraces the Cross he is truly able to be himself—the man that God created and calls him to be – and that makes all the difference in his relationship with Jesus Christ, his family, his friends, co-workers, and everyone else who populates his life. *Women of Grace* (#10965) with Johnnette Benkovic, 7 March 2016.
Stuart’s Study Blog Review of “Behold the Man”Since, I became Catholic I have noticed that there is a lack of "male spirituality" books, but that trend seems to be changing, slowly but surely. In 2009, we had Fr. Larry Richards' book "Be a Man!" After that came the series of books Joseph's Way. Now, we have "Behold the Man" from well known Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers.
“Behold the Man” Interview in *Catholic World Report*"Catholic men are destroying themselves by their own free-willed choices," says Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, whose book "Behold the Man," focuses on Christ crucified, covenantal love, and fatherhood. *Catholic World Report*, 25 October 2015.
Catholics and Halloween (*Women of Grace* Blog)The annual Halloween debate about whether or not Catholics should participate in this pagan holiday is raging anew, but one Deacon in the Diocese of Portland suggests that instead of continuing in our love-hate relationship with this holiday, we turn it into a valuable teaching moment for our children. *Women of Grace* Blog, 31 October 2011.
Deacon Harold Preaches the Truth in Perth, Australia (*The Record*)The Society of Catholic Teachers Australia held its annual conference in Perth recently, to coincide with the start of the Year of Faith, featuring internationally renowned Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers as its keynote speaker. Archdiocese of Perth, Australia, *The Record*, 29 October 2012.
Fight for Life During Lent (*Catholic Sentinel*)Four years after pro-life activists began seeking to block construction of a large new Planned Parenthood building in Northeast Portland, they are still maintaining a presence at the site. *The Catholic Sentinel*, 16 March 2011.
Diocese of Victoria, BC: Deacon Harold Affirms Mission PossibleIn the spirit of faith, fun, and fellowship, the Diocesan Youth Conference brought Catholic youth from all over Vancouver Island together on May 25-27th. Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers empowered and encouraged the young people present to "name the lie in the culture to live the truth of Christ's Gospel message."
Book Press Kit: “From Slave to Priest” (*Ignatius Press*)Ignatius Press’ new edition of Fr. Tolton’s biography, "From Slave To Priest" reacquaints the modern world with this great priest. The new edition includes a powerful Foreword by acclaimed black Catholic Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers. Published 10 November 2006.