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March 2008 Archives

Fit to be tithed

posted by deacon greg kandra

Do you tithe? A don’t know many Catholics or do — or, at least, who admit to it. But it’s very big in some Protestant denominations. And the CBS News program Sunday Morning recently looked at this phenomenon: Pastor Marty […]

Three cheers for old Martin Sheen

posted by deacon greg kandra

One of the most prominent and outspoken Catholic actors — and one of America’s most vocal advocates for the poor and disenfranchised — is about to receive an honor from the country’s most famous Catholic university. From the Associated Press: […]

Doing double duty

posted by deacon greg kandra

If you want to know what it’s like to be a priest in America in the early years of the 21st century, this piece from Pennsylvania may give you an idea: The Rev. Steven Palsa of St. Philomena Catholic Church […]

How the unchanging Church…changed

posted by deacon greg kandra

From Chicago comes this story about an exhibit on Catholicism — and our religion’s powerful impact on the Windy City culture. But the news about faith in the Second City is decidedly mixed: In John R. Powers’ Chicago of the […]

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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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