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May 2009 Archives

The family that twitters together…

posted by deacon greg kandra

And now for something completely different: spiritual advice for the Facebook generation, from Ireland: The leader of Ireland’s four million Roman Catholics has urged social-network users to start sending daily prayers by text, Twitter or e-mail. “Make someone the gift […]

St. Joe, the working man

posted by deacon greg kandra

This seems a fitting and timely memorial to honest labor, on this day devoted to the patron saint of workers.

Gentlemen, start your engines (and iron your albs)

posted by deacon greg kandra

It’s that time of year again: ordination season. Soon, men will find themselves face down on marble floors, a storm of saintly invocations raining down on them. We have three men about to be ordained priests here in Brooklyn, and […]

A prayer for May

posted by deacon greg kandra

“Throughout this month of May, let us offer our pleas to the Mother of God with greater devotion and confidence, so that we may obtain her favor and her blessings. Even if the grave sins of men provoke God’s justice […]

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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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