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“Dear Barry…”

posted by deacon greg kandra

The head of the USCCB, Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, has just sent a letter to the soon-to-be-president: Dear Mr. President-elect: I recently wrote to assure you of the prayers of the Catholic bishops of the United States for your […]

USCCB corrects “misleading” FOCA novena

posted by deacon greg kandra

Like a lot of people, I’ve gotten e-mails and notices about a FOCA novena tied to the inauguration and the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. But now the USCCB has taken the unusual step of alerting Catholics to the fact […]

Thou shalt not steal: Brooklyn bishop victim of identity theft

posted by deacon greg kandra

From the My Own Backyard Desk (on the Bishop Beat) … some startling news about a modern crime hitting very close to home. According to the New York Daily News: Thieves stooped to a new low over the Christmas holiday, […]

Quote of the day

posted by deacon greg kandra

“The unfolding of the Church’s history always occurs within the context of the history of the age. Today, here, that means Southeast Michigan’s struggle to find a new way to establish a vibrant economy, so that families have sufficient resources […]

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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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