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What’s it like to work with Katie Couric?

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

I get asked that question a lot. Below is the best answer I can provide. This has been making its way around the world on the web, and has caused quite a sensation here in Gotham, where New York magazine […]

Where they don’t make a mess of the mass

posted by deacon greg kandra

Is the Latin mass the only solution to our mucked-up modern liturgy? A lot of people seem to think so, and Elizabeth Scalia over at Inside Catholic has weighed in, with her own vivid memories of growing up between the […]

And wouldn’t you know it, I live in Queens

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

You Belong in Brooklyn Down to earth and hard working, you’re a true New Yorker.And although you may be turning into a yuppie, you never forget your roots. Where Should Your Inner New Yorker Live?

What is your model of the church?

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

When I was in formation, one of our texts was Avery Dulles’ Models of the Church, which posits that there are different intereptations for what we all know as “church.” The varying models include Church as Mystical Communion, Church as […]

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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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