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November 2008 Archives

“I want to talk about female altar servers, and my experience…”

posted by deacon greg kandra

A couple days ago, I posted an amusing photograph from my parish’s Thanksgiving Day mass. To my amazement, it unleashed a tiny firestorm of comment and debate on the subject of girls serving on the altar. One veteran of my […]

Any camels?

posted by deacon greg kandra

It’s not even December (barely) and I have been avoiding digging out the Christmas decorations, but that hasn’t stopped some hardy souls in Ohio, who are getting into the spirit with some novel views of the Nativity. From CNA: A […]

We wait: a homily for the first Sunday of Advent

posted by deacon greg kandra

I have the weekend off, homily-wise, but I read this reflection over at Rocco’s and just had to link. It’s part of a new weekly series he’s beginning, devoted to particularly good homilies. This one comes from Msgr. James P. […]

Another priest urges confession for Obama voters

posted by deacon greg kandra

It’s deja vu all over again. Yet another priest is telling his flock to make a trip to the confessional if they voted for Obama. From the Modesto (Calif.) Bee: Parishioners of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Modesto have been […]

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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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