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January 2009 Archives

Homily for January 4, 2009: Epiphany of the Lord

posted by deacon greg kandra

On a summer’s day in 1879, an amateur archeologist named Marcelino de Satuola went into a cave in Altamira, Spain, looking for prehistoric artifacts. He’d been there several times before, and hadn’t found much of interest. But this day, he […]

What do you call a search engine that doesn’t eat meat on Fridays?

posted by deacon greg kandra

Catholic Google. It looks just like the other one…but with some significant differences. A description, from TechCrunch: CatholicGoogle, a new site based on Google’s custom search, is “striving to provide an easy to use resource to anyone wanting to learn […]

Christmas, 1968

posted by deacon greg kandra

What do you get when you combine 1 grandmother + 1 Instamatic camera + 1 nine-year-old in a new sweater? This:

The Kennedys and abortion: where a Catholic dynasty went wrong

posted by deacon greg kandra

With another Kennedy poised to enter politics (and declaring support for abortion part of her platform), a writer in the the Wall Street Journal takes an interesting historical look at how the most celebrated Catholic family in America became a […]

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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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