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December 2007 Archives

Homily for Christmas Midnight Mass

posted by deacon greg kandra

Like a lot of people of a certain age, I remember well the first time I heard this gospel proclaimed – and it wasn’t in church. It was in my parent’s den, in Rockville, Maryland, watching an 18-inch Philco black […]

A Christmas medley of melody

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for this particular singer — so here’s an early Christmas gift, from Your Humble Deacon to you. Merry Christmas!

Tony Blair = St. Paul?

posted by deacon greg kandra

I suspect we’ll be hearing more and more about Tony Blair’s conversion, as more experts and friends and enemies weigh in. Today’s nugget: from Ruth Gledhill, religion correspondent from the London Times, who spoke with one of the priests who […]

O, star of wonder…

posted by deacon greg kandra

People have been wondering about that star, the one that guided the magi, for 20 centuries, and now an astronomer at Notre Dame is giving it a shot: His quest: discovering just what “the star in the East” was that […]

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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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