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June 2008 Archives

Finding Jesus at Disney World…and some nuns, too!

posted by deacon greg kandra

A couple weeks back, I blogged about my vacation at Disney World. I got some nice reaction to the piece, which I ended up re-publishing (in slightly altered form) in my parish bulletin. Imagine my surprise when I got an […]

Louisville at 200: “It’s like our own Yankee Stadium event”

posted by deacon greg kandra

The good people of Louisville were celebrating yesterday at Slugger Field, marking the 200th anniversary of the Archdiocese (founded, originally, in Bardstown, just a stone’s throw from Thomas Merton’s old home, the Abbey of Gethsemane) The Courier-Journal has the story, […]

Ireland’s Mary Robinson on her faith, her politics, and more

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

The much-in-the-news Sally Quinn recently interviewed the former president of Ireland, who had some things to say about her own clashes with the Catholic Church, and her controversial stand on family planning. Take a look.

Chaput cracks down on clergy involvement in politics

posted by deacon greg kandra

Denver’s Archbishop — perhaps hoping to avoid the confusion and PR misery that followed L’Affair Pfleger in Chicago — is about to draw a line in the sand for his own priests on the subject of politics and the pulpit. […]

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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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