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September 2008 Archives

“Please cure me, God. P.S. Our mortgage is subprime.”

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

The ridiculously funny and smart P.J. O’Rourke has just been diagnosed with a treatable form of cancer, and has penned an honest but irreverent essay about it, including some thoughts on what he’s praying for: I can’t be the only […]

Little Joey Ratzinger: “A lively child, but not an earthquake”

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

If you want to know what Pope Benedict was like as a little boy, just ask his brother. So, someone did. And a rare and revealing interview with the other Ratzinger priest has now been published: In an interview by […]

A radical question: “Do you want to be a bishop? Or a priest?”

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

Here’s something to get the wheels turning. Take a gander at this provocative post by Rod Dreher, pondering these words by Saul Alinsky, a radical who had a profound effect on Barack Obama: Each year, for a number of years, […]

And let’s not forget that blog, “The Bacon’s Bench”

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

This piece in NCR about Catholic blogs was pretty interesting, until I started counting the embarrassing mistakes. (Memo to Amy Welborn: call your lawyer). But James Martin sums up the Catholic blogosphere succinctly: “At their best, Catholic blogs serve the […]

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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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