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December 2009 Archives

Irish Catholicism: “You can see how it could all go bad…”

posted by jmcgee

It wasn’t too long ago that being Irish and Catholic was a source of pride on these shores (particularly for some proud boosters of Notre Dame…but that’s another story…) But times have changed. And over at his blog, Ross Douthat […]

On Advent: “Each day begins the journey…”

posted by jmcgee

“Where is our Holy Mountain of the Lord? Is it the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, City of Peace? Perhaps. Perhaps it is also wherever we plant our flag and declare, ‘as for me and my house, we will follow […]

PETA poses nude model with cross, rosary

posted by jmcgee

PETA — the group known for its provocative ads touting the need to treat animals ethically — might want to consider its own advertising ethics. The latest ads are an assault on Christianity in general, and Catholics in particular: People […]

December 1, 1955

posted by jmcgee

That was the date when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus — and the rest is history. Several months later, when bus segregation was ruled unconstitutional, Dr. Martin Luther King released this eloquent […]

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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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