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December 2008 Archives

The gift: a New Year’s Eve remembrance

posted by deacon greg kandra

My mother used to love to tell this story: It was New Year’s Eve, 1948. The snow was falling, the wind was howling. And the man who would be my father showed up at her doorstep with a huge box […]

“It is equal in dignity to have either an elephant or a priest in the family”

posted by deacon greg kandra

The New York Times concludes its series on foreign priests in America by traveling to the other side of the world, India. In Tuesday’s installment, we find that one of the world’s leading exporters of priests is having second thoughts: […]

A father and son swim the Tiber — and become priests

posted by deacon greg kandra

Well, this made me put down my coffee cup and go “Wow.” A father, a son, a conversion, and more. From the Times of London: In what is believed to be a first, a father and son, both former Anglican […]

What’s on your iGod?

posted by deacon greg kandra

I’m a little late in posting this bit of technological wizardry, but the priest who developed this little marvel was kind enough to send me an e-mail (from Italy, no less!) and asked if I’d spread the word. I’m happy […]

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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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