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April 2009 Archives

“In the Arena” this weekend: Notre Dame — UPDATED

posted by deacon greg kandra

For those who are interested … We’ll be discussing the Notre Dame mess on “In the Arena” this weekend. You can watch a live stream of the channel right here. “In the Arena” airs Sunday night at 7:30 ET, with […]

“We lost a true giant…”

posted by deacon greg kandra

The great Triple D — Deacon Doctor (William) Ditewig — sent this my way, and I’m happy to post it: a reflection on Deacon John Pistone, that Bill penned for the nation’s diocesan diaconate directors: ‚ÄúStanding on the shoulders of […]

Sing, choirs of angels: deacons on the Exultet

posted by deacon greg kandra

Some weeks back, I wrote about the challenge of singing the Exultet — and I’ve gone on record describing my own experience scaling that mountain for the first time. Now the refrain has been picked up by the Catholic Review […]

Soulwow! For that almost-baptized feeling!

posted by deacon greg kandra

Those clever people who brought you the sensational Stop Good TV commercials (which put a certain diocesan TV channel on the map) are at it again. Below is a campaign for the Dioceses of Brooklyn and Rockville Centre, to draw […]

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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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