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April 2008 Archives

Egan and Rudy, Part Deux

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

The controversy swirling around Rudy Giuliani receiving communion at St. Patrick’s just won’t stop. The latest to weigh in is Phil Lawler at CWN, who notes: In his public rebuke to Rudy Giuliani for improperly receiving Communion during Pope Benedict’s […]

Mel Gibson’s next project

posted by deacon greg kandra

Die-hard Mel Gibson Catholic fans — you know who you are — might be interested in this item from Variety: Mel Gibson has committed to star in “Edge of Darkness,” marking his first starring role in a feature film since […]

Americans rank high in “bible literacy”

posted by deacon greg kandra

Do you know your bible? It turns out, a lot of Americans do — and we’re faring better than people in other countries, according to this report: Americans are among the world’s most ‘Bible-literate’ people and Spaniards, French and Italians […]

In a nutshell

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

“Life is hard. After all, it kills you.” — Katharine Hepburn

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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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