The Deacon's Bench

The Deacon's Bench

February 2009 Archives

To serve and protect: police officers called to ministry

posted by deacon greg kandra

A surprising number of deacons in my diocese are retired cops — an indication, perhaps, of how deeply the call to serve others filters through every aspect of their lives. Now a paper in upstate New York has taken a […]

Ahoy! A deacon puts “both oars in”

posted by deacon greg kandra

Some noteworthy deacon news from the Catholic News Agency: they’ve launched a regular column by Deacon Patrick Moynihan: CNA is excited to introduce a new current events and political column written by Deacon Patrick Moynihan, a permanent deacon for the […]

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posted 10:42:40pm Dec. 12, 2010 | read full post »

One day more
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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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