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October 2010 Archives

Homily for October 3, 2010: 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

posted by jmcgee

This gospel about the mustard seed is familiar to so many of us, and I think we all understand the larger point Jesus is trying to make – that even a little bit of faith can work wonders. That it […]

Priest cleared of sex abuse charges for second time

posted by jmcgee

It happened in the Archdiocese of Boston:   Parishioners and priests at St. Francis Xavier Church say they’re happy to have the Rev. Charles Murphy back after he was cleared of sexual-abuse allegations for the second time in less than five […]

Faithful campaign for Mary’s return

posted by jmcgee

A mural of Mary in a Denver church has been covered up — and it’s sparked some controversy: All it took for Mercy Cruz was two days and a few words to gather about 70 signatures for a letter to […]

“True Grit” — then and now

posted by jmcgee

I stumbled upon the trailer for the Coen Brothers’ reboot of “True Grit,” with Jeff Bridges taking on the thankless task of sliding into John Wayne’s boots as Rooster Cogburn. I have to admire the spunk of a movie whose […]

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posted 10:42:40pm Dec. 12, 2010 | read full post »

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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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