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June 2008 Archives

Homily for June 29, 2008: Feast of Saint Peter and Saint Paul

posted by deacon greg kandra

(This Sunday morning, my parish is installing new ushers, EMHCs and lectors. This is the homily for that mass.) This Sunday, we mark a special feast in the church calendar, honoring two pillars of the faith, Saint Peter and Saint […]

Georgia on my mind

posted by deacon greg kandra

The diaconate is becoming such a presence in the Church, even the secular media are sitting up and taking notice. This, from the Savannah Morning News, in Georgia: The Rev. Bienvenido Perez Jr. assists at Mass every weekday at the […]

May His Force be with you…

posted by deacon greg kandra

…to which we should reply, I guess, “And also with you.” The tee shirt design above is part of a wry and at times irreverent gallery of spiritually-inspired designs on display over at Beliefnet — and it even includes a […]

Burke moves up — and on

posted by deacon greg kandra

Big news out of the Vatican this morning, as one of America’s leading canon lawyers — and one of its most prominent lightning rods — gets a promotion. From Rocco: This morning, Pope Benedict named Archbishop Raymond Burke of St […]

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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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