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January 2008 Archives


posted by deacon greg kandra

Here’s some remarkable coverage of a story that we don’t hear often enough: a priest accused of sex abuse has been cleared: Christmas came two days early this week for parishioners of Our Lady of the Rosary Church when their […]

Greeley: “I’m Catholic. You got a problem with that?”

posted by deacon greg kandra

With an eye toward today’s caucusing in Iowa, and an ear on the heightened religious rhetoric of the campaign, Andrew Greeley is offering a few thoughts — not all of them warm: I’m a Catholic. You got a problem with […]

Catholic by design: one architect’s idea for a new high school

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

You rarely read about so much attention being paid to high school architecture, which makes this story out of South Carolina so surprising — and hopeful: Tom Loosbrock, a former architect who serves on the planning committee for a proposed […]

Auntie Anne’s “Twist of Faith”

posted by deacon greg kandra

If you thought she was just a shrewd businesswoman with a knack for kneading dough, you might be surprised at the real story behind “Auntie Anne” and her blockbuster pretzel business. The Washington Post has the details: Her name is […]

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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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