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June 2010 Archives

Do you understand?

posted by jmcgee

I came across this terrific reflection by the Concord Pastor, who offers a probing examination of conscience keyed to the theme of understanding. It strikes me as particularly apt for those who spend time here in the blogosphere: Do I […]

Needed at Catholic schools: a few good men

posted by jmcgee

That’s the gist behind this essay, written by a male school teacher in Maryland: When I started substitute teaching at St. Mary’s, a Catholic school in Maryland, two years ago, I noticed something that has become so common that it […]

Alzheimer’s, and the long goodbye

posted by jmcgee

This story is a stunner, on so many levels.  It’s reportedly the most-viewed video over at, and I can understand why.  I knew the two people involved when I worked at CBS, so this really hit close to home. […]

Worth a thousand words, pallium edition

posted by jmcgee

Miami’s new archbishop, Thomas Wenski, fights back tears after receiving the pallium from Pope Benedict today at the Vatican. CNS has details. Also, Rome Reports has a video report, below.   

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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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