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July 2010 Archives

“A three-hour tour…”

posted by jmcgee

Turns out, “Gilligan’s Island” wasn’t as simple as we thought it was: Sherwood Schwartz, the creator of Gilligan’s Island, said he patterned the ‘seven stranded castaways’ after the seven deadly sins but he didn’t admit it until years later in […]

Quote of the day, Dreher edition

posted by jmcgee

“The ideas that rage is a sign of authenticity, and the Cause relieves us of our obligation to respect the basic humanity of our opponents, are poisonous ones. People can be wrong without being evil; that’s a truth we’re losing […]

Should we pray for Christopher Hitchens?

posted by jmcgee

Of course. What part of “love your enemies, pray for your persecutors” isn’t clear? But now that the legendary atheist and Catholic-basher has been stricken with cancer, some are saying we shouldn’t bother. Then there’s this, from London Telegraph: I […]

Jesus returns — to Rio

posted by jmcgee

The iconic statue of Christ towering over Brazil has re-opened after a four-month-long restoration: The statue of Christ overlooking Rio de Janeiro was reinaugurated Wednesday after a renovation costing seven million Brazilian reals, or nearly four million dollars. The renovation […]

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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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