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Vatican Idol: the pope sings!

posted by jmcgee

The reviews are trickling in for Pope Benedict’s new CD, Alma Mater — the first album to feature a pontiff singing. The Holy Father may want to keep his day job. From the Times of London: The result is not […]

ET, phone Rome

posted by jmcgee

Because it looks like the Vatican is seriously pondering the possibility of life on other planets: If finding extraterrestrial life is like “a detective chase, a crime to be solved, we’re getting very close to the answer,” said Chris Impey, […]

On the new document about “Groups of Anglicans”

posted by jmcgee

More details are emerging on the Apostolic Constitution — and what it may mean for the celibate priesthood (not much, frankly): Former Anglicans entering the Catholic Church can preserve their liturgical traditions, married priests in some circumstances and even a […]

Anglican watch: Kung criticizes pope for “piracy of priests”

posted by jmcgee

One of the most famous — and infamous — Catholic theologians is not impressed with Pope Benedict’s overture to the Anglicans: Dissident theologian Father Hans Kung criticized Pope Benedict XVI for his recent opening to discontented Anglicans, charging the pope […]

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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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