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Anti-abortion AND pro-choice?

posted by deacon greg kandra

A pal sent this my way, and I’m tossing it out for general perusal and discussion — particularly as it applies to a certain Catholic (or two) running for President. Can you be anti-abortion, but also pro-choice? See what Michael […]

Winning the Catholic vote

posted by deacon greg kandra

With election season now in full swing — and just over a year until Decision Day 2008 — the “Catholic vote” has suddenly become a compelling issue. And the New York Sun has spoken to a few people who know […]

Jindal wins

posted by deacon greg kandra

Following up on my post the other day about Bobby Jindal, here’s the AP write-up on his election triumph: U.S. Rep. Bobby Jindal became the nation’s youngest governor and the first nonwhite to hold post in Louisiana since Reconstruction when […]

The remarkable rise of Bobby Jindal

posted by deacon greg kandra

It’s hard not to like the story of this (as the New York Times puts it) “improbable” candidate for governor in Louisiana — a Catholic convert who could could give a completely new face to politics in the American south: […]

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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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