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Men get a “divine two-by-four across the face”

posted by jmcgee

Ouch. It happened in Connecticut, at a men’s conference that attracted hundreds of the faithful: The bright, sunny Saturday, Oct. 23, was a perfect day for men to tackle important projects: rake leaves, clean rain gutters, install storm windows, deepen […]

“My God is an awesome God…”

posted by jmcgee

So sang the thousands of young people who gathered last weekend at Six Flags Over Texas for the Lone Star State’s World Youth Day. You can get a taste of what they experienced by visiting this link and watching a […]

New book reveals “Smorgasbord Catholics” who love their Church

posted by jmcgee

There are some pretty compelling conclusions here — and I’m sure there will be a lot of debate about what it all means. Details: Public outcry about the sex-abuse crisis, disdain for arrogant bishops and disagreement with church doctrine about […]

Cheers: priest opens bar in a Roman crypt

posted by jmcgee

Not only that, but it’s named for a beloved pope. From AFP: The beer is cheap, the waiters are talkative and the music is 1960s Motown — but the new pub that opened its doors this week in a historic […]

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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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