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September 2009 Archives

A Catholic, a Methodist and a Lutheran walk into a bar …

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

… and the result is doctrine!  Two of the three faiths agreed on the doctrine of justification 10 years ago — the Methodists chimed in a few years later — and they’re planning to mark the anniversary with a prayer […]

My pal, St. Jerome

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

Today marks the feast of St. Jerome.  I have some special affection for this old saint– and an unusual connection to him.  In the 1930s, my father kissed his Slovak mother on the cheek and walked out the door of […]

Funniest license plate. Ever.

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

A longtime reader spotted this on a car belonging to someone who works for the Archdiocese of Washington.    

A good mad man is hard to find

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

Could Flannery O’Connor have invented Don Draper?   An astute critic in America magazine suggests the answer is “Yes.”  Rev. Terrance W. Klein draws some intriguing parallels between O’Connor’s Gothic South and the 1960’s-era boardrooms of “Mad Men’s” Madison Ave.:  “Mad […]

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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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