Deacon Edward McCormack, PhD

About Deacon Edward McCormack, PhD

Ed McCormack is a permanent deacon in the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. He is a member of the formation faculty and Director of Pastoral Formation at Theological College at the Catholic University of America, as well as an adjunct professor of Christian Spirituality. His area of expertise is Ignatian Spirituality. His publications focus on the intersection of pastoral practice and Christian Spirituality.

Finding God in Our Secular Age: Ignatian Insights

Ministry in Our Secular Age Any person who preaches regularly, and who is engaged in pastoral ministry in the Western world, does so under the invisible but all-pervasive influence of our secular age. The secular age is the … [Read more...]

Ten Commandments for Transformative Preaching

When people walk into church for Mass, they are searching for meaning. Psychologist William Damen, in his book, The Path to Purpose, tells us we are living through a crisis of meaning. Our superficial culture of consumption and … [Read more...]

Saved from a Deacon’s Nightmare

Preaching That Changes Lives

A Nightmare Not long ago, I experienced a deacon’s nightmare. I was serving the 7:30 AM Mass on Sunday morning, and just as the lector stood up to do the first reading, the presider turned to me and said, “You are preaching this morning, ri … [Read more...]