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Catholic clergy ordered to not get involved in Myanmar

posted by deacon greg kandra

As the world watches what’s unfolding in Myanmar, and the pope offers his prayers for the people there, the Catholic clergy are being told not to get involved. This, from the Associated Press: While thousands of Buddhist monks have marched […]

“An instrument of grace”

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

Rod Dreher has a terrific column in yesterday’s Dallas Morning News, describing a fraud and con artist, in the guise of a monk peddling a fake icon, who managed, nonetheless, to touch Rod’s life with grace. It was through that […]

Mother’s other miracle?

posted by deacon greg kandra

The timing could be coincidence — or it could be miraculous. But an Indian priest is crediting Blessed Mother Teresa with a cure that, if verified, could tip her over the top to official sainthood: The sainthood cause of Blessed […]

Zesty Zubik: the homily

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

A kind and attentive reader has sent along this link, which has the video of Bishop Zubik’s homily at his installation Friday. (Hat tip to Whispers at the Loggia, btw, which is always ahead of the curve!)

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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.

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