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January 2009 Archives

On the Mahony probe: “What’s really going on here?”

posted by deacon greg kandra

A reader in Los Angeles alerted me to this column by LA Times writer Tim Rutten — who finds some interesting connections between two unlikely species: a cardinal and an elephant: What do Billy the elephant and Cardinal Roger M. […]

Homily for February 1, 2009: 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

posted by deacon greg kandra

When I was 14 years old, the one movie that I really wanted to see was one that I couldn’t: “The Exorcist.” I was too young. If you want to know the truth, when I finally saw it a few […]

Chairman of Steele

posted by deacon greg kandra

The GOP has selected an African-American Catholic to head the Republican National Committee — not only that, but he’s a Marylander (go Terps!) and a former seminarian. From CNA: The Republican National Committee has chosen Michael Steele, a devout Catholic […]

A deacon on a mission: “I still ask, ‘Why me?'”

posted by deacon greg kandra

You never know where deacons will pop up — or what you’ll find them doing. And this item from a paper in upstate New York gives a great example: A trip to Jamaica changed Kevin Carges’ life. There, he saw […]

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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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