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July 2008 Archives

Bobby Jindal’s journey

posted by deacon greg kandra

He’s been mentioned on the short list of John McCain’s possible running mates. And now Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal is getting closer scrutiny from the media. The Wall Street Journal recently looked at his remarkable faith journey: In 1988, 16-year-old […]

The Pope v. The Pill: reaction

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

John Allen’s column for the New York Times on Humanae Vitae provoked some strong reaction — and if you want to read a sample, head over to the Times editorial page today and read a few of the letters. An […]

Randy Pausch’s cloud

posted by deacon greg kandra

Above is the “word cloud” that someone created of the top 20 most-used words that people posted at Tributes.com about Randy Pausch. Now a woman who wrote one of the many obituaries about Randy has shed some light on the […]

A Catholic running mate for Obama?

posted by deacon greg kandra

That could happen, if Virginia Governor Tim Kaine joins the ticket. Kaine’s biography describes him as being active in his local church, and he spent a year after college working as a missionary with Jesuits in Central America. He’s also […]

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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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