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Pope: “I am not opposed in principle to Communion in the hand…”

posted by jmcgee

Another nugget from the new book of interviews with Benedict: Pope Benedict has said in a new book that he is not opposed to the practice of receiving Communion in the hand. However he goes on to explain that he […]

Can marriage be saved?

posted by jmcgee

The institution we know and love — and love to know — appears to be losing ground, according to a new poll: Is marriage becoming obsolete? As families gather for Thanksgiving this year, nearly one in three American children is […]

Scariest chart of the day

posted by jmcgee

To get a clearer idea of what it means — and what can be done about it — check out Msgr. Charles Pope’s blog this morning.

“Powerful and moving”: a priest recalls celebrating mass in a Muslim home

posted by jmcgee

Here’s something inspiring for you. A priest visiting friends in a far-removed Nigerian village last year found himself unexpectedly celebrating Mass in a Muslim home. He writes: Within a short time of my arrival, news went around the community that […]

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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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