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“The way it goes in America”

posted by deacon greg kandra

As we get ready to celebrate another 4th of July, another Independence Day, Peggy Noonan has offered us a reminder of what it means to be an American, and it involves a story about Brooklyn and a priest: I was […]

The pope is a-Pauled

posted by deacon greg kandra

As reported a couple of weeks back, Pope Benedict today made it official: next year will begin a special jubilee year in honor of St. Paul: The pope said the Pauline year will run from June 28, 2008, to June […]

Let it pour

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

We had a fierce storm in New York City last night that did a very good job of flooding some roads and knocking out some power in pockets around town. So it is with a little irony, and a lot […]

Set your TiVow

posted by deacon greg kandra

I’ve spent most of my adult life working in television. It never ceases to amaze me what TV executives think people want to watch. And when I saw this story pop up, I was surprised all over again: there’s a […]

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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.

posted 10:29:55pm Dec. 11, 2010 | read full post »

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

posted 6:55:42pm Dec. 11, 2010 | read full post »

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.

posted 1:04:10pm Dec. 11, 2010 | read full post »

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