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February 2009 Archives

When did Lent begin?

posted by deacon greg kandra

The cardinal archbishop of Los Angeles, Roger Mahony, is suggesting to his flock that the answer is not what you might think. Here’s part of his 2009 Lenten message: According to the calendar, Ash Wednesday occurs this week and we […]

“Do not let your hearts be troubled…”

posted by deacon greg kandra

I can’t believe it’s been a year. We miss you, brother. Deacon Jim HynesJuly 31, 1958 – February 26, 2008

Vatican says Williamson apology isn’t enough

posted by deacon greg kandra

The Vatican wasn’t impressed with the limp olive branch offered yesterday by the SSPX’s most notorious bishop: The Vatican said Friday that the apology issued by an ultraconservative bishop who denied the Holocaust was not good enough to admit him […]

Boston’s message to deacons: “Step up to the plate”

posted by deacon greg kandra

The deacons of Boston had their annual convocation recently, and The Pilot has the scoop: Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley briefed permanent deacons on new archdiocesan initiatives and emphasized the increased importance of their ministry in the coming year at their […]

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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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