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January 2008 Archives

The lonely guy

posted by deacon greg kandra

It used to be the Maytag repairman had the loneliest job on earth. Now, according to this report from Connecticut, he may have some competition: The rectory is very peaceful — a little too peaceful, if the Rev. Joseph Looney […]

Father January roots for the Yankees

posted by deacon greg kandra

Those clever people in Britain have devised a new way to encourage vocations: priestly pin-ups. Or, more accurately, clerical calendars: Twelve Catholic priests have swapped their pulpits for favourite pastimes in a calendar designed to try to recruit young men […]

“It was a year that strode boldly into the stall of human events and took a wide stance…”

posted by deacon greg kandra

One of my annual pleasures, on the last Sunday of the year, is sitting down and laughing until my sides hurt from reading Dave Barry’s annual round-up of the year-in-review. If anyone missed it this year, it’s at the link. […]

Lest we forget

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

We continue to live in an age of martyrdom. That much seems clear from this succinct report by CWN: At least 21 Catholic priests, deacons, religious, and seminarians died for the faith in 2007, the Fides news service reports. Each […]

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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

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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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