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Man’s best friend loses a friend

posted by deacon greg kandra

Animal lovers everywhere have lost a special soul: the founding abbot of The Monks of New Skete, Father Laurence Mancuso has passed away, from complications of injuries suffered in a fall. He was 72. The fabled Monks of New Skete […]

That blogger from Beantown

posted by deacon greg kandra

One of my favorite archbishops, Cardinal Sean O’Malley, has been blogging for a while now. Friday, he took it upon himself to blog about his meeting with Pope Benedict, where he and several others were briefed on the motu proprio, […]

Annullment: “Like being stretched between two galloping horses”

posted by deacon greg kandra

Most Catholics probably know someone who has been through the agony of annullment. It’s not pretty. But it’s not supposed to be. Marriage is serious business — a sacrament — and ending one takes serious thought, effort and no small […]

A career that’s second-to-nun

posted by deacon greg kandra

My wife was taught by Holy Cross Sisters down in Maryland, and we get a lot of e-mails from them. The e-mail we received yesterday struck me as both important — and savvy. Here’s part of it: The Holy Cross […]

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Meet Montana's married priest
Earlier this week, I posted an item about Montana getting its first married priest. Now a local TV station has hopped on the bandwagon. Take a look, below.

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Big day in the Big Easy: 10 new deacons
Deacon Mike Talbot has the scoop: 10 men today were ordained as Permanent Deacons for the Archdiocese of New Orleans. This group of men was formally selected on the day the evacuation of New Orleans began as Hurricane Katrina approached. The immediate aftermath of the storm for this class would be

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Gaudete! And let's break out a carol or two...
"Gesu Bambino," anyone? This is one of my favorites, and nobody does it better than these gals: Kathleen Battle and Frederica von Staade. Enjoy.

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