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April 2008 Archives

BULLETIN: Egan “regrets” that Giuliani received communion

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

Well, this bit of news is interesting — and it will be even more interesting to see how it plays out over the next few days: Moments ago, Edward Cardinal Egan issued a statement saying he deeply regrets former mayor […]

Say hello to the Cistercians of Ireland

posted by deacon greg kandra

I got a nice e-mail early today from Ireland — where, wonder of wonders, there is a group of Cistercian nuns maintaining their beautiful and holy way of life. And they are tiptoeing into the 21st century. They have a […]

Benedict’s book: “We are known by name to the Lord”

posted by deacon greg kandra

The photograph above shows two pages of the extraordinary book that was presented to Pope Benedict, containing the names of victims of sexual abuse. The Boston Globe has a riveting account of how the book was created, with the story […]

“The great secret for which I was born”

posted by deacon greg kandra

That is how Thomas Merton beautifully described his ordination to the priesthood. Any man receiving the sacrament of Holy Orders would have to agree. And I suspect the fellow below is thinking that, too. He is one of the 29 […]

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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.

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