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February 2009 Archives

Lead us not into temptation

posted by deacon greg kandra

Just in time for Lent, when more of us are struggling to fast and do without, someone created this: It’s the world’s largest Girl Scout cookie. The caption says: Pastry chef Ernie Rich applies the finishing touches to the largest […]

Vocations climbing — thanks to Africa and Asia

posted by deacon greg kandra

This bulletin is undeniably good news: The Vatican says the number of priests worldwide is slowly but steadily rising. The Holy See presented its yearbook filled with statistics to Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday. Since 2000, the number of priests […]

Collared — UPDATED

posted by deacon greg kandra

I’d thought I’d toss this out there to see what “Bench” readers think. Most of us would probably agree that the collar to the right, or a variation of it, is typically found around the neck of a Roman Catholic […]

“The Colored Sisters of the Holy Family”

posted by deacon greg kandra

That is the (nowadays) politically incorrect caption for the above photo, which shows an order of African-American sisters in New Orleans. As Black History Month draws to a close, you can find that and more at McNamara’s Blog, including the […]

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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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