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December 2008 Archives

Stick a fork in me. I’m done.

posted by deacon greg kandra

In the mail today, I got a membership card for this. I’m going to go lie down.

Denying communion Down Under

posted by deacon greg kandra

This happens so rarely, you can’t help but sit up and take notice. A government official in Australia was denied communion on Christmas Eve. And, it seems, it was all a big mistake. From the local press: Attorney-General Rob Hulls […]

When the call on your voicemail is God

posted by deacon greg kandra

“My call to religious life, like that of many others, did not come in isolation. It arose as one among several good opportunities from which I could choose. I was not grasping at this choice as a last chance because […]

The wait is over

posted by deacon greg kandra

If anyone missed it, here’s Dave Barry’s typically brilliant year-in-review. The good news: it’s a riot. The bad news: we have to wait another year for the next one.

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posted 10:42:40pm Dec. 12, 2010 | read full post »

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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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