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September 2010 Archives

A joyful noise: kids sing Gregorian chant

posted by jmcgee

And beautifully, I might add. H/T The Anchoress.

A patron saint of sex abuse victims?

posted by jmcgee

That would be the soon-to-be saint Mary MacKillop — who evidently was (briefly) excommunicated as revenge for seeking to have a priest pedophile brought to justice. Fr. James Martin has details: the astonishing story of Blessed Mary MacKillop, an Australian […]

Catholics blazing a trail in stem-cell research

posted by jmcgee

And now for something innovative — a Catholic hospital involved in stem-cell research, but not in a way you might think : Women giving birth by cesarean section at a Catholic hospital in Florida can contribute to cutting-edge research that […]

Two thumbs up: Mormons praise Catholic film reviews

posted by jmcgee

The USCCB’s Sr. Mary Ann Walsh takes note of something interesting in the world of movie criticism: A former Catholic bishop of Salt Lake City once facetiously boasted that he headed the second largest church in Utah. There Catholics comprise […]

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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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