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May 2010 Archives

The anti-me

posted by jmcgee

A reader of Andrew Sullivan’s blog sent him the e-mail below, and a friend of mine (the wife of a deacon) pointed out to me, “If more people thought this way, you could still have comments on your blog.” Sullivan’s […]

Catholic college offers course on same-sex marriage

posted by jmcgee

And the archbishop isn’t happy about it: Newark Archbishop John J. Myers said a course on same-sex marriage to be offered in the fall at Seton Hall University “troubles me greatly.” “This proposed course seeks to promote as legitimate a […]

What’s wrong with Jean Vianney?

posted by jmcgee

In certain quarters, some are arguing that the holy French priest selected as the ideal for the Year for Priests isn’t necessarily the best model for the vocation in the 21st century. From the Christian Science Monitor: “Vianney is thought […]

Meanwhile, from the Anglican Desk…

posted by jmcgee

While various commentators take a less-than-favorable view of the Catholic hierarchy these days, that hasn’t stopped some prominent Anglicans from dipping their toes in the Tiber to see if they’d like to swim across: Three Church of England bishops traveled […]

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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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