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From Rome to home: seminarians stay connected on the web

posted by deacon greg kandra

The new generation of seminarians is jumping into the Internet with both feet — and CNS reports on how these young men are using the world wide web to share their experiences: An ocean away from family and friends, some […]

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 […]

“You don’t deny the sacrament to someone who requests it”

posted by deacon greg kandra

The controversy over what happened nearly two weeks ago in a San Francisco church is continuing, with others now adding their two cents. The San Francisco Chronicle has the story, with some background: The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, founded in […]

You can shop for anything on the web — including a church

posted by deacon greg kandra

Looking for a place to pray? USA Today says: look no further than your computer screen: Across the country, fall is high season for “church shopping,” as people in search of a new faith community to call home set about […]

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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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