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October 2009 Archives

To serve and protect: from cop to deacon

posted by jmcgee

It’s not unusual for men who are called to police work to feel a similar call to serve others as deacons. Case in point, from Oregon: It was 10 years ago that Martin Larner drove his police motorcycle past St. […]

Message to deacons: “Contemplate the face of the Lord daily”

posted by jmcgee

An alert reader found this nugget buried among the many propositions that resulted from the just-finished Synod of Bishops of Africa: Permanent Deacons  This Synod has identified the service of Reconciliation justice and peace as the urgent face and form […]

Send in the clown masses!

posted by jmcgee

Finally, one ministry where the idea of a clown mass is not as far-fetched as it sounds:  A circus ministry team, which includes a Boston priest, is charged with bringing the word of God to circus performers, people who are constantly […]

Living together — but not the way you might think

posted by jmcgee

This is a little out-of-the ordinary: the story of a couple who lived together before getting married, but had a change of heart.   The Denver Catholic Register interviewed them: Western Slope parishioners Mike and Toni (not their real names) have […]

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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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