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Homily for August 19, 2007: 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

posted by deacon greg kandra

Friday night, The Disney Channel debuted the sequel to “High School Musical,” aptly called “High School Musical 2.” If you live with, or near, anyone between the ages of 8 and 13, you know that this is one of the […]

Homily for August 15, 2007: Solemnity of the Assumption

posted by deacon greg kandra

The gospel today begins with a journey. “Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste…” This time of year, I think, a lot of us can appreciate the idea of taking a trip. Millions of us are […]

Homily for August 12, 2007: 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

posted by deacon greg kandra

You can collect almost anything these days. The Franklin Mint is making a mint selling everything from replicas of antique cars to porcelain scenes from “Gone With the Wind.” When I was growing up, the mother of my best friend […]

Homily for August 5, 2007: 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

posted by deacon greg kandra

Back in the 1947 – 60 years ago — newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst bought an estate in Beverly Hills for the then-astounding sum of 120-thousand dollars. Hearst only lived there four years before he died. A variety of other […]

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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.

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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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