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“Thanks, Jews!”

posted by jmcgee

That’s what the “T” of the cross really means, doesn’t it? Check out this priceless Stephen Colbert take-down of Justice Antonin Scalia. And a grateful h/t to my new blog neighbor Michelle McGinty. (For those who are new to my […]

Jon Stewart, prophet

posted by deacon greg kandra

If true, what does that make MCPF Stephen Colbert? Anyway: the scoop on Stewart, from David Waters in the Washington Post: In the July issue of Sojourners magazine, the Rev. Jim Wallis calls the Daily Show’s Jon Stewart a prophet. […]

“God does not likes puns, sir”

posted by deacon greg kandra

I missed this last week — I was otherwise engaged — but it’s Must See TV, from MCPF Stephen Colbert.  Enjoy!  The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Bart Ehrman Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor NASA […]

“The near occasion of cynicism”

posted by deacon greg kandra

That’s how a woman by the name of Heidi Schlumpf refers to MCPF Stephen Colbert in this essay from NCR: I enjoy satire as much, or maybe even more, than the average person. I even guiltily laughed at The Onion’s […]

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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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