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March 2010 Archives

90-year-old remembers: “I got a good upbringing from the sisters”

posted by jmcgee

From Baltimore comes this wonderful story about an orphan who never forgot where she came from — and 90 years later, is giving something back: Cora Barnes has a deep respect for the upbringing she received at the Baltimore orphanage […]

What they don’t show you on TV

posted by jmcgee

Photo by Matt Labash / The Weekly Standard Images like this don’t pop up on the Evening News. In the above photo, Missionary Vern Conaway offers Hail Mary’s for a dead infant in the hospital morgue in Haiti. It comes […]

“Oh my God, I am heartily sorry…”

posted by jmcgee

So begins one of the most widely recited prayers in the Catholic Church, the penitential Act of Contrition, said at the conclusion of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Lent is a season for revisiting this sacrament, and for attempting to make […]

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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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