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Parish hopes to “bless” homosexual partners

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

I can’t imagine this initiative will fly, but you never know: St. Francis Cabrini church, of the St. Paul and Minneapolis archdiocese, has announced on their website that they are ready to “bless” homosexual partners. The parish has published a […]

When a church closes: “I went all my life, and then they threw me out”

posted by deacon greg kandra

It’s becoming a familiar story: a parish closes, and the flock can do little more than grieve. It happened again this weekend in Buffalo, and the local paper picks up the story: The Kilgen pipe organ thundered for the last […]

You can shop for anything on the web — including a church

posted by deacon greg kandra

Looking for a place to pray? USA Today says: look no further than your computer screen: Across the country, fall is high season for “church shopping,” as people in search of a new faith community to call home set about […]

The perfect place for a little gathering of 9,000

posted by deacon greg kandra

A new church has just opened in Portugal, to help comemmorate the 90th anniversary of the apparitions of the Blessed Mother in Fatima. The new facility is not exactly intimate, according to this report from the BBC: Thousands of pilgrims […]

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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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