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A prayer for priests

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

Since this is the feast of St. John Vianney, patron of parish priests, I thought it would be good to remember all our priests in a special way. I found this prayer online, and thought it was very meaningful: Almighty […]

Jingle writers set the rosary to music

posted by deacon greg kandra

Anyone wondering how the Church is using new media to reach the masses might just want to download this unusual selection to their iPod: the rosary, set to contemporary music. From the AP, via a newspaper in Salt Lake City: […]

Praying the hours, unceasingly

posted by deacon greg kandra

When I read this, I thought: “This guy sounds more Muslim than Catholic.” And I mean that in a good way. How many Catholics are this devoted to the Liturgy of the Hours? From the East Valley Tribune in Arizona: […]

Come, Holy Ghost: a Pentecost preview

posted by deacon greg kandra

Image: Pentecost, by Deacon Bernard Deschler, The Deacon’s Studio Almighty and ever-living God,you fulfilled the Easter promise by sending us your Holy Spirit.May that Spirit unite the races and nations on earth to proclaim your glory.Grand this through our Lord […]

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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.

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