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Neighbors express “outrage” over Baltimore priest’s resignation

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

Last week’s item about the Baltimore pastor removed for liturgical abuse has prompted some strong reaction here on the blog — and in the streets of Charm City, as well. The Baltimore Sun has just published a followup: Much has […]

Eight weeks after the motu proprio, no groundswell for Latin

posted by deacon greg kandra

The New York Times, of all places, takes a look this weekend at how the Tridentine mass is faring, almost two months after the motu proprio. Interestingly, the reporter cast a wide net, and talked with people in several cities […]

Pastor removed for another kind of abuse

posted by deacon greg kandra

It was bound to happen sooner or later. A priest has been sacked for abuse. No, not that kind. Liturgical abuse. From CWN, via the Baltimore Sun: Baltimore’s Archbishop Edwin O’Brien has removed a pastor who invited a female Episcopalian […]

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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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