Deacon’s Corner

Deacon’s Corner is the website of Deacon Chuck Lanham and its content contains his reflections, homilies, and commentaries on theology, faith, morals, teachings of the magisterium and the Catholic Church. Please be forewarned: Deacon Chuck is well known (some may call it infamous) for his linguistic artistry and steadfastly refuses to “dumb down” his writing in any way. Some of his most ardent readers suggest reading him with a dictionary near by. Additionally, his articles may and often will contain fuel for controversy, always with the express intent to seek the Truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help us God.

His books can be purchased through this site as well. Colloqui: A journal for restless minds can be read online or downloaded. All content is the property of Deacon’s Corner Publishing and is copyrighted under U.S. Copyright laws.

While comments, good or not so good, are always welcome and appreciated any comments deemed inappropriate, either in language or in poor taste, will be removed by the site monitor.


Deacon Chuck


Deacon Chuck was ordained into the permanent diaconate on September 17, 2011, in the ministry of service to the Diocese of Reno and assigned to St. Albert the Great Catholic Community.

He is the Director of Adult Faith Formation and Homebound Ministries for the parish, conducts frequent adult faith formation workshops, and is a regular homilist. He also serves as the parish bulletin editor and website administrator.

He writes a weekly column intended to encompass a broad landscape of thoughts and ideas on matters of theology, faith, morals, teachings of the magisterium and the Catholic Church; they are meant to illuminate, illustrate, and catechize the readers and now number more than 230 articles. His latest endeavor is Colloqui: A journal for restless minds, a weekly journal similar in content to his bulletin reflections. All his reflections, homilies, commentaries, and Colloqui are posted and can be found on his website: Comments are always welcome, encouraged, and appreciated.

He is the author of two books: The Voices of God: hearing God in the silence which offers the reader insights into how to hear God’s voice through all of the noise that surrounds us; and Echoes of Love: Effervescent Memories which through a combination of prose and verse provides the reader with a wonderful journey on the way to discovering forever love. His next book, Without God: Keeping faith in a godless world, a collection of essays devoted to understanding why society is increasingly anti-Christian and anti-God is expected to be published in early 2017.

He regularly speaks to groups of all ages and size and would welcome the opportunity to speak to your group.

If you are so inclined, please send me a personal email. I promise to respond to all reasonable (non-spam) emails received although I make no promises as to just how quickly I will respond.



  1. Eileen Prentice

    Hi dear Deacon,

    Your column on faith and fear does not fall on deaf shoulders or heart with me. Cosmic, as I have been blessed to strongly see these things lately and am actively applying them to my life. Recently, one of the Fathers pointed out that to fear is to insult God. Say amen. The dark force is the master of lies and humans are the poor vulnerable. Though we are human animals, the human part has the chance of relying not on fight or flight, but to say yes to the light and to God’s signature written on our hearts.

    Thank you and love,


  2. I try to read the bible every evening before I go to bed one section of the New and one from the Old Testament. A few days ago, I realized a conundrum. In Joshua, Joshua slaughtered every man, woman and child in every city to the west of the Jordan river (probably 100,000’s) at the direct order by God. A 1000 years or so later Jesus preaches the 2nd commandment to love your neighbor as your self. Do you see any problem/contrast here?

  3. Deacon Chuck,

    I sent you an email. I found your latest Colloqui worth reading and responding to. I hope you can find time to read it. Thanks.

  4. Jennifer Bishop

    Hello Deacon Chuck, Weren’t sure if you were aware Alliance Defending Freedom (ADFLegal. org) has filed suit against Gov Sisolak et al for the disparate treatment of Nevada churches.

    The abuses are not going unnoticed or left to stand; is a fine reason for hope today I think. Bless you

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