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January 2009 Archives

Luring back lapsed Catholics: “With hurt, there’s a call to reconcile”

posted by deacon greg kandra

There’s a renewed push in many parishes to lure back Catholics who have wandered away from the faith. And this item, about one deacon’s efforts, illustrates one move underway in Memphis: Dressed in cream-colored robes, beneath a portrait of the […]


posted by deacon greg kandra

Jeff Miller, the Curt Jester, notes the following: Using just anecdotal evidence I wonder if today’s Holy Day of Obligation is the least attended. Year after year no matter what parish I might go to on the Solemnity of Mary, […]

Addressing the ball

posted by deacon greg kandra

A local station here in New York has been running a “Honeymooners” marathon all day today — and I was lucky enough to catch this episode, which always just slays me. I’ve seen at least a dozen times, and it […]

“We come like the magi”: a prayer for the new year

posted by deacon greg kandra

We come like the magi,as wise and as foolish men and women to kneel before the Christ child.We bring our regrets from the past year,our shame, our guilt,acknowledging our failures and ready to begin afresh. Touch us with your hand […]

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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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