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“My Sweet Lord”: the second coming

posted by deacon greg kandra

Earlier this year, at Easter time, a giant chocolate Jesus sculpture debuted in New York. Now it’s back, to scare up some more attention near Halloween: “My Sweet Lord,” an anatomically correct milk chocolate sculpture of Jesus Christ that infuriated […]

And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love…

posted by deacon greg kandra

I confess: I’m not an Ann Coulter fan. I once described her as the Madonna of the far right — ready and willing to say anything to get a reaction (usually that reaction is bewilderment and shock.) But now she […]

In the beginning was the World Wide Web…

posted by deacon greg kandra

The fact that you’re reading this may indicate something the wider culture is just now starting to grasp: God is alive and well online. And now that fact has even captured the attention of Forbes magazine: YouTube has produced its […]

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posted 10:42:40pm Dec. 12, 2010 | read full post »

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posted 11:26:20pm Dec. 11, 2010 | read full post »

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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