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August 2007 Archives

Triumph of the Cross, and a triumph of good taste

posted by deacon greg kandra

A new cathedral is about to built in Steubenville, Ohio, and it looks lovely. Small, as cathedrals go, but modest in scale and fairly traditional in design. The local paper has the scoop: The Catholic Diocese of Steubenville got the […]

Our pious pols

posted by deacon greg kandra

If anyone doubted that religion was going to play a big role in the 2008 presidential race, those doubts have been dispelled. More than ever, it seems, candidates from all sides of the political spectrum are talking about faith. And […]

It’s a wonderful life

posted by deacon greg kandra

My cyber-pal The Anchoress sent this astonishing obit my way and said “I’m convinced it’s the prayer and home grown food.” Whatever it is, it gave this 106-year-old monk a wonderful life: Father Angelo, always in the company of the […]

“Recovering Catholic”?

posted by deacon greg kandra

It seems some forms of prejudice die hard. Like anti-Catholicism: Republican presidential hopeful Sam Brownback said rival Mike Huckabee should apologize for a supporter’s “prejudiced whisper campaign” against him for being Catholic. Huckabee issued a statement Tuesday night that didn’t […]

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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

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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