The Deacon's Bench

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January 2010 Archives

“I want to tell them there is hope…”

posted by jmcgee

The words of remarkable young lady named Ashley Torrenti, a 6th grader at a Catholic school in Flushing, Queens. Her parents were going to throw her a big birthday party. But she decided, instead, to send the money to Haiti. […]

Pure genius: Tracey Ullman as…well, everyone

posted by jmcgee

This is something truly inspired, and will be a bracing tonic for anyone who has spent too much time watching cable TV.   God bless Tracey Ullman. Enjoy.

Before Tebow: a pro-life video from the NFL

posted by jmcgee

Over 20 years ago — before Tim Tebow was causing a stir with a pro-life Super Bowl ad — championship players from the NFL appeared in the video below to state their advocacy for life. The video, and more, are […]

U.S. Air Force creates Wiccan worship space

posted by jmcgee

Evidently, Wiccans form the largest non-Christian faith in the Air Force. Now they’ll have a place to call their own: The U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado will set aside a worship space for followers of “Earth-centered” religions such as […]

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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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