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Rudy’s Kerry problem

posted by deacon greg kandra

Jacques Berlinerblau, from the Washington Post’s On Faith section, has been taking a hard look at the Giuliani candidacy this week — and draws interesting parallels and contrasts with another pro-choice Catholic who ran afoul of some bishops, John Kerry: […]

The Colbert effect?

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

I’m not sure that this news didn’t have something to do with it…but there’s word this morning that pro-life Catholic candidate Sam Brownback may drop out of the race for the White House: Republican Sam Brownback will drop out of […]

Is the S-CHIP bill pro-life?

posted by deacon greg kandra

There’s been a lot of discussion and debate lately about the controversial S-CHIP plan to provide health care for low-income families. Now, a group of Catholics has weighed in on the subject, and Ryan Anderson at the Weekly Standard has […]

Scalia: “There is no such thing as a ‘Catholic judge'”

posted by deacon greg kandra

Recently, Clarence Thomas has been making headlines with his new autobiography. Now, another Supreme Court Justice has stepped into the limelight — and he’s talking about faith: Devout U.S. Catholics like himself may stand apart from much of the nation […]

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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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