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I am “womanpriest,” hear me roar

posted by deacon greg kandra

You might think that an organization named for the patron saint of lawyers would have a better sense of what’s legit, and what isn’t. But then again, maybe not: The St. Thomas More Society of San Diego has invited “womanpriest” […]

Let us play

posted by deacon greg kandra

Hot on the heels of my post yesterday that mentioned golf, here comes news that some chaps in Britain are turning the grounds of a closed seminary into a world class golf course: The £115m development of a former Catholic […]

After a parish closes

posted by deacon greg kandra

Near Albany, New York, as with so much of the country, they’re dealing with parish closings and consolidations. The members of one closed parish found that they missed one another so much, they decided to “gather us in” — and […]

What happened after Vatican II? Just ask the pope

posted by deacon greg kandra

Here’s a fascinating — and illuminating — critique of the years following Vatican II from someone in a position to know: Pope Benedict XVI. It strikes me as particularly on target, because he places the upheaval in its proper context, […]

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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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