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February 2010 Archives

Most sinful nation on earth?

posted by jmcgee

One unscientific report has concluded it must be Down Under: Australia is the most sinful nation on earth, as befits a country founded as a penal colony. A BBC magazine show’s investigation has supposedly shown we Aussies are still born […]

Megachurch produces ad for Super Bowl: “It’s a miracle!”

posted by jmcgee

Will this ad actually make it to the Big Game? It’s part of a contest being run by Dorito’s, and was produced by a California megachurch. The folks behind it think they have the inside track. See what you think.

“Shattering the stained glass ceiling” in California

posted by jmcgee

To promote the cause for women priests, the controversial Ray Bourgeois is taking his act on the road, and his latest stop was Sacramento. Details, from the The Bee: To parishioners in her small Sacramento congregation, Elizabeth English is their […]

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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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