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Preparing for President George

posted by deacon greg kandra

Chicago’s Cardinal Archbishop is poised to be elected head of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops — and the hometown paper is taking a look at what that means: When the nation’s Roman Catholic bishops gather this week in […]

“God said: look at Father Seán. He’s too happy. Let’s make him a Bishop.”

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

This is too good to pass up: remarks by Cardinal Sean O’Malley last month in Venice, to an international gathering of Capuchins. A good long snippet has already been posted by Rocco, but go and read the rest. The man’s […]

Lay Catholics release statement on “divisively partisan” politics

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

With the political season heating up, and the U.S. bishops planning to meet next week, some American Catholics are clearing their throats and asking for “civility”: A bipartisan group of American Catholics has issued a call for “civility in political […]

“I frankly do not understand this rebellion towards the Pope”

posted by deacon greg kandra

A key Vatican official had some harsh words for those priests and bishops who aren’t exactly jumping for joy over the Motu Proprio. The Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship, Archbishop Malcolm Ranjith Patabendige spoke to Bruno Volpe for […]

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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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