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August 2007 Archives

Holy Land prayers, only a click away

posted by deacon greg kandra

Now for something completely different: with a new internet web site,someone will offer prayers for you, in the Holy Land, via computer. Dressed in his embroidered robes, the Rev. Andreas Elime steps from the altar of St. Gabriel’s Church and […]

A day in the life of a priest in Iraq: “Your sins are forgiven, go in peace!”

posted by deacon greg kandra

If you ever wondered what it was like to try and save souls in the hell that is Iraq, Catholic Exchange has just posted this diary by Father John Gayton: As we approached our next Operational Position (OP) we were […]

Extreme Makeover: Catholic Edition

posted by deacon greg kandra

Ty Pennington would be impressed. A parish in the Diocese of Gary, Indiana has decided to pick up where the foster father of Jesus left off, with an unusual new ministry called the St. Joseph Carpenter Ministry: While little is […]

A Catholic who became Pentecostal: “Here, I’ve changed”

posted by deacon greg kandra

It’s a phenomenon a lot of religious observers have noticed: more and more Latinos are converting from Catholicism to Evangelical Protestantism. And one Pennsylvania community is seeing an influx of Hispanics who are former Catholics: As Pentecostal churches offering Spanish […]

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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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