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Can we be Catholic? Please?

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

More Anglicans may be headed our way. Following up on the report a few days back, a group from Ireland now wants to join the homecoming: Parishioners from three Church of Ireland parishes have joined traditional Anglicans from 12 other […]

The remarkable rise of Bobby Jindal

posted by deacon greg kandra

It’s hard not to like the story of this (as the New York Times puts it) “improbable” candidate for governor in Louisiana — a Catholic convert who could could give a completely new face to politics in the American south: […]

Here come the Anglicans

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

While Tony Blair mulls crossing the Tiber, some of his fellow Anglicans aren’t mulling. They’re ready to dive right in: The College of Bishops of the Traditional Anglican Communion (TAC) recently petitioned for “full, corporate, sacramental union” with the Roman […]

The Bishop’s Wife

posted by deacon greg kandra

This has only the faintest echoes of the classic movie starring David Niven, Cary Grant and Loretta Young. But it does involve a curious spiritual triangle, as an Irish Anglican bishop finds himself in somewhat awkward circumstances: The wife of […]

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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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