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July 2008 Archives

Jim Caviezel, prisoner

posted by deacon greg kandra

The man who made a name for himself by playing Christ is about to become a number. This, from Variety: AMC and ITV will remake Patrick McGoohan’s cult TV show “The Prisoner” as a six-part mini with Ian McKellen as […]

Who says ‘It don’t rain in Indianapolis’?

posted by deacon greg kandra

It’s raining deacons. Fr. Bede Cisco, Director of Diaconate Formation for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, kindly alerted me to a wonderful spread on the recent history-making ordination in the Criterion, the archdiocesan newspaper. Do give it a look. And visit […]

The simple message of Jean Vanier and L’Arche

posted by deacon greg kandra

A few days ago, one of the key speakers at Quebec’s Eucharistic Congress was a man whom many consider a living saint, Jean Vanier, founder of the L’Arche community for the disabled. This morning’s Washington Post On Faith section has […]

Burglary at the archbishop’s residence

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

I can’t remember ever hearing of anything like this before: an audacious break-in at an archbishop’s residence in Minnesota that resulted in the theft of some truly priceless objects: An overnight burglary at the St. Paul residence of new Archbishop […]

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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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