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August 2010 Archives

Church-run dining room feeds deportees at the border

posted by jmcgee

See how these Christians love one another, in this impressive story by Patricia Zapor of CNS. From The Tidings: Victor Hernandez Martinez, a blacksmith with his own business near Seattle, was on his third day at the “Centro para AtenciĆ³n […]

Chelsea Clinton and mixed marriage

posted by jmcgee

Seems the most celebrated wedding of the summer has thrown a spotlight on an issue that is becoming more common — and, sometimes, more problematic and complicated. From USA TODAY: Chelsea Clinton, a Methodist, and Marc Mezvinsky, a conservative Jew, […]

Who makes all those vestments?

posted by jmcgee

A California paper visits one of the leading manufacturers of church vestments to find out: It sounds like a New Yorker cartoon the way Mannix Delfino describes a recent Saturday afternoon in her Carson shop. “It was so cute, the […]

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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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