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posted by deacon greg kandra

It’s not often that you stumble on a journalist of deep faith, writing about that faith honestly and forthrightly in the secular media. But this comes to us from Tracy Grant, the Weekend editor of the Washington Post — a […]

“Behold your angel”: one deacon’s journey

posted by deacon greg kandra

I love a good vocation story — especially when it involves a deacon. And this one, from California, is a real inspiration. Get a box of Kleenex and read on: Tom Ciccarelli’s path to becoming a deacon for the Catholic […]

Making “Bella”: “It was an incredible leap of faith”

posted by deacon greg kandra

The new movie Bella, scheduled for release next week, has generated a lot of favorable buzz in the Catholic press — and now The Tidings newspaper in Los Angeles tells the story behind the story, and reveals how it came […]

The Ricky Nelson hit that’s paid off for the Dominicans

posted by deacon greg kandra

This story from CNS is such a jaw-dropper, I’ll let it speak for itself: So what’s a nice, mild-mannered, 72-year-old Dominican priest doing collecting thousands of dollars in royalty checks for a rock ‘n’ roll classic that he co-wrote in […]

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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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