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Just try to watch this and not be moved

posted by deacon greg kandra

I mentioned this video here. But take 10 minutes out of your day, and see it for yourself. I guarantee: you’ll feel a little bit better about vocations and, just maybe, the state of the world in general. A grateful […]

Nuns facing a “doctrinal inquisition”?

posted by deacon greg kandra

That’s how the usually fair-minded Laurie Goodstein describes the Vatican’s visitation of American nuns in Thursday’s New York Times: The Vatican is quietly conducting two sweeping investigations of American nuns, a development that has startled and dismayed nuns who fear […]

Karl Malden and the real-life “Waterfront Priest”

posted by deacon greg kandra

Leave it to James Martin to unearth this intriguing bit of Jesuit trivia, tied to the sad news that Karl Malden has gone to the great Actors Studio in the sky: News today that Karl Malden died at the age […]

If anyone’s looking for me, this is the LAST place you’ll find me — UPDATED

posted by deacon greg kandra

Pull me in. Now. Please. Read all about it from the safety of your desktop right here. UPDATE: You can also find more information, and more heart-stopping pictures, at this link. I’d recommend sitting down first.

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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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