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July 2007 Archives

Baptism update: what is it about Irish girls?

posted by deacon greg kandra

Well, I married one — a lovely lass named Siobhain, whose great grandmother arrived at Ellis Island with little more than a handbag and a determined attitude. And yesterday, for my first baptism, I baptized one — another determined little […]

America’s only pontifical seminary opens a school for deacons

posted by deacon greg kandra

Intriguing news clattered over the wire a short time ago: the prestigious Pontifical College Josephinum, the only Pontifical Seminary in North America, has announced the establishment of the Institute for the Formation and Ministry of the Permanent Diaconate at its […]

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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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