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March 2008 Archives

Catholic swingers

posted by deacon greg kandra

I’m referring, of course, to swing voters. Much has been made of how Catholics are voting this year — and now Tim Rutten has offered some intriguing secular analysis in the Los Angeles Times: Today, one in four Americans is […]

Everything’s coming up rose

posted by deacon greg kandra

At countless churches around the world this Sunday, Lenten purple will give way to…pink?! No. Rose. The vestments are rose. It is Laetare Sunday, described succinctly right here: The fourth, or middle, Sunday of Lent, so called from the first […]

Homily for the funeral of Deacon Jim Hynes: March 1, 2008

posted by deacon greg kandra

Do not let your hearts be troubled. I know there are many troubled hearts here this morning. Mine is one of them. I grieve with Kathleen, and James, and Teresa, and all of Jim’s family. All those who loved Jim. […]

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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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