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Orlando’s first deacons: “God called me and I wandered in”

posted by deacon greg kandra

The very first deacon class of the Diocese of Orlando celebrated it’s 25th anniversary last month, and the Florida Catholic newspaper took note: They were the class of ’82. Thirteen men, sent forth by their pastors at the behest of […]

Motown’s newest hits: deacons!

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

An alert reader pointed out that Detroit has just ordained a batch of deacons — 15, in fact. The Michigan Catholic newspaper has a terrific write-up, complete with biographies of the men, pictures and short essays about their vocational journeys. […]

Ahoy! Cape Cod ordains deacons

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

Word is filtering down from from Massachusetts that they’ve just welcomed a new crop of deacons. From the local paper: Six Cape and Islands men were among the 13 ordained as permanent deacons yesterday at Corpus Christi Church, said a […]

A new blog, from a deacon candidate

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

I noticed a new website on my sitemeter, checked it out and, lo and behold, it seems to be all about one man’s journey toward ordination as a Catholic deacon. There’s a lot of interesting material here about the author’s […]

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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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