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A first look at Anne Rice’s “The Road to Cana”

posted by deacon greg kandra

Just in time for Easter: Anne Rice’s trailblazing new book about Jesus. It’s the second part of her “Christ the Lord” trilogy, and follows Christ en route to his first miracle, and the seismic event that will launch his ministry. […]

Nun were better: remembering the sisters of the ’60s

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

Some will remember the mid-20th century as the “brick-and-mortar” era of the American Church — parishes going up, vocations booming, schools clogged with children in uniforms. And nuns. Lots of ‘em. I can still see them: the starched habits, the […]

Shameless plug: I like to be in America…

posted by deacon greg kandra

Your Humble Blogger can be found in the pages of the current issue of the Jesuit magazine America (subscription required). The title: “The Joy of Transformation” The subject: the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Randy Pausch: an update

posted by deacon greg kandra

How could anyone forget Randy Pausch? Last year, I first posted the story of his amazing “last lecture” — and I even preached about it one Sunday in a homily. Steve Hartman, Oprah Winfrey and Diane Sawyer have all profiled […]

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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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