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Homily for October 31, 2010: 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, World Priest Day

posted by jmcgee

In the early 1950s, some of the most important mission work in the Church was happening in a place many of us might find surprising: Florida. Back then, the total number of Catholics in Florida came to just 70-thousand. That’s […]

Homily for October 24, 2010: 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

posted by jmcgee

Several years ago a friend of mine named Heather King published a powerful book called “Parched.” It is the story of her life as an alcoholic, and her long road to recovery. Heather lived much of her youth thirsting for […]

Homily for October 17, 2010: 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

posted by jmcgee

If there is one recurring theme in this Sunday’s readings, it is persistence. Whether it’s Moses, or St. Paul, or the relentless widow in the parable, it’s all about never giving up. Holding fast. Refusing to grow weary. Living what […]

Homily for October 10, 2010: 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

posted by jmcgee

Last week I went to see the new movie “The Social Network.” It’s a fascinating look at the creation of “Facebook” – the social networking site that started among a few people at Harvard and became a phenomenon, now touching […]

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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.

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