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March 2009 Archives

“We have to become a better servant church”

posted by deacon greg kandra

From Pittsburgh comes this item, about a new effort underway to deal with the diminishing number of priests: As head of the Allegheny Valley Deanery in the Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese, the Rev. Frank Almade advises 16 parishes — in addition […]

“Hello, Americans!”

posted by deacon greg kandra

“I have never seen anything ever on television that matches the pictures painted on the mirror of my mind by a really good wordsmith. I have never pretended to objectivity. I have a strong point of view, and I share […]

Why we fast

posted by deacon greg kandra

Most of us do it out of a feeling of obligation, or tradition, or habit. But the Lenten fast has deeper and much more meaningful roots than most of us realize, as the newspaper Arkansas Catholic explains: Cackie Upchurch, director […]

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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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