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See you at Spago, Deacon

posted by deacon greg kandra

Here’s something that’s so unusual and rare, well, it’s just, just…incredibly cool: a deacon who’s a novelist, and who just had his book made into a major motion picture starring Brad Pitt. Ron Hansen has been published a lot in […]

Wanna be a deacon? Pull up a chair.

posted by deacon greg kandra

More dioceses are helping men to discern a vocation to the diaconate, often with “nights of information” or Q&A sessions where those who feel called can hear speakers, listen and learn. It’s also a great opportunity for wives and families […]

Here come more deacons: 25 ordained in Joliet

posted by deacon greg kandra

Just when you thought ordination season was over…another crop of deacons has popped up. Welcome! This fresh batch of permanent deacons comes to us from the Diocese of Joliet, in Illinois. The Catholic Explorer has the write up: Twenty-five men […]

What’s it like to be a deacon’s wife?

posted by deacon greg kandra

What’s it like to be married to a member of the Catholic clergy? My wife, seen with Your Humble Blogger on the left (in the recessional at my Mass of Thanksgiving, after being a deacon’s wife for less than 24 […]

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posted 10:42:40pm Dec. 12, 2010 | read full post »

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posted 11:26:20pm Dec. 11, 2010 | read full post »

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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