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“Preaching doesn’t happen only at mass…”

posted by deacon greg kandra

This editorial popped up in the National Catholic Reporter this week, and is being circulated by Catholic.org. I thought it worth sharing. A commitment to healing, unity 6/6/2007National Catholic Reporter When 500 preachers publicly commit to healing in the church, […]

A good word for “The Good Word”

posted by deacon greg kandra

One of the country’s great Catholic magazines, America, has finally taken a bold leap into the 21st century, by launching a re-designed website, complete with a blog on preaching and scripture called “The Good Word”. It’s a wonderful and accessible […]

“Connect!”

posted by deacon greg kandra

For the past year or so, I’ve been affiliated with the folks over at Liturgical Publications, based in Wisconsin, writing material for their homiletics newsletter, “Connect!”. They have a wide array of resources for preachers and parishes — everything from […]

Homily for June 3, 2007: Trinity Sunday

posted by deacon greg kandra

On this Trinity Sunday, I’m going to do something a little different. This morning, you won’t be hearing any complex theology, no explanation of the “hypostatic union,” and no stories about St. Patrick and shamrocks. Instead, I’d like to ask […]

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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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