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Poll: about half of Catholics support Notre Dame invitation to Obama

posted by deacon greg kandra

It was only a matter of time before someone commissioned a poll on the Obama/Notre Dame controversy — and now the good people at Pew have done it. Take a look: Most Catholics who have heard about the issue support […]

Agca says he’s now a Catholic

posted by deacon greg kandra

Stranger things have happened. But reports from Italy say the man who attempted to assassinate the pope has converted to Catholicism. From the website CathNews: In a letter written from a Turkish prison, Mehmet Ali Agca, author of the failed […]

In place of Glendon…

posted by deacon greg kandra

Notre Dame evidently has elected not to give a Laetere Medal this year, after honoree Mary Ann Glendon backed out. But someone will be making some remarks. Thomas Peters has the scoop: Judge John T. Noonan Jr., the 1984 recipient […]

What’s the Obama flap costing Notre Dame? 8.2 million

posted by deacon greg kandra

They say that money talks — but some information coming from a group of unhappy Notre Dame alumni suggests that it also shouts. From U.S. News & World Report: The effort of some Notre Dame alumni to discourage donors from […]

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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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