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December 2007 Archives

Seattle slew: 21 deacons ordained in Washington

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

A reader sent this along late Sunday: a fresh dollop of deacons (21 of ‘em) in Seattle, ordained just before Thanksgiving. Is that something to be thankful for, or what? Here’s more: Some are converts. Others are “cradle Catholics.” Their […]

Light that candle

posted by deacon greg kandra

Increasingly, Advent is being overshadowed by the holiday hype and hubbub of Christmas. But a thoughtful piece in the Los Angeles Times — yes, the LA Times — tries to put this special season in perspective: Christmas certainly is a […]

Hostage suspect at Clinton HQ claimed sex abuse by priest

posted by deacon greg kandra

The story, when it unfolded Friday, was bizarre. Now, it’s become something else — something sad, and more than a little bit shocking: The suspect arrested for allegedly holding hostages at Sen. Hillary Clinton’s New Hampshire presidential campaign headquarters claimed […]

Lost in translation: the real meaning of the “Gospel of Judas”

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

Remember the Gospel of Judas? Well, an op-ed piece in the New York Times this morning says, in effect: forget it. The translators, it seems, played fast and loose with the material: Amid much publicity last year, the National Geographic […]

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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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