The Deacon's Bench

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Cheaper by the dozen: meet the Fatzingers

posted by jmcgee

Do you know anyone who has more than two or three kids?  How about 12? : Returning to the site where they wed just over 20 years ago, Rob and Cecilia “Sam” Fatzinger entered the historic chapel at Sacred Heart […]

Nuns make construction work habit-forming

posted by jmcgee

Jesus, of course, was a carpenter, and these inspiring women are clearly following his lead:  Dressed in T-shirts emblazoned with the phrase “Volunteer, Make it a Habit,” about 80 nuns from congregations nationwide worked side by side in New Orleans Oct. […]

Man’s best friend

posted by jmcgee

As St. Theresa reminds us, in this excerpt from the Office of Readings for today, it’s Christ: What more do we desire from such a good friend at our side? Unlike our friends in the world, he will never abandon […]

Answered prayers

posted by jmcgee

“There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers.” – St. Teresa of Avila, whose feast is today.  The quote has inspired numerous people, including Truman Capote. 

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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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