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McCarrick on Burke: “I respect his position. It’s not mine.”

posted by deacon greg kandra

After Raymond v. Rudy, pitting Archbishop Raymond Burke against Rudy Giuliani in a battle over who should or should not be given communion, you can now add a third party to the mix: Ted. As in Washington’s retired Cardinal Theodore […]

Terrorist mastermind now a Christian?

posted by deacon greg kandra

Stranger things have happened, I suppose … but this little scoop is definitely one to induce a lot of head-scratching: Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the first terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, claims he converted from Islam to […]

And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love…

posted by deacon greg kandra

I confess: I’m not an Ann Coulter fan. I once described her as the Madonna of the far right — ready and willing to say anything to get a reaction (usually that reaction is bewilderment and shock.) But now she […]

Picture prompts “Sacred Heart” attack

posted by deacon greg kandra

It seems you can never be too careful about the kinds of pictures you choose to hang on your wall — especially when the art is provocative and offensive. What kind of art might that be? Why, a picture of […]

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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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