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November 2007 Archives

Going Dutch: inventing their own mass in Holland?

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

In some places, it seems, the era of liturgical innovation is far from over. And one of those places is Holland. Sandro Magister from Rome has done a little digging into what is happening to Catholicism in the land of […]

“More than ever, the world needs souls who will climb up on that mountain”

posted by deacon greg kandra

Here’s a remarkable vocation story: a Franciscan who is also a musician — and who is about to enter a cloister in Italy. It comes from The Catholic Moment newspaper in Indiana: Music often tells a story, and a concert […]

Kerry: “I can’t take what is an article of faith for me and legislate it”

posted by deacon greg kandra

John Kerry — remember him? — popped up the other day and spoke to a group of reporters about religion, faith, and some of the controversy over abortion that dogged him in the 2004 presidential campaign. This, from Catholic News […]

I’m full of fudge — and chutzpah

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

Lo and behold, I return from a four-day retreat with Trappist monks — four days spent blissfully chanting the psalms at four in the morning, conversing with geese, napping at mid-day, and devouring brandy-laced fudge at dinner — when what […]

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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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