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A monastery in Oklahoma? OK!

posted by deacon greg kandra

It’s not everyday that you read about a new monastery being built, from scratch, in the United States. But that’s exactly what’s happening with a hardy and devout group of Benedictines in Oklahoma: Benedictine monks will transform 75 large oak […]

A flood of vocations from one parish in Michigan

posted by deacon greg kandra

This story has been floating around for a bit — the National Catholic Register published it back in July — but it’s getting a second life in the blogosphere, earning a mention here and here. It’s truly astounding: Occasionally, one […]

Seminarians: “Just regular guys God called to serve”

posted by deacon greg kandra

Good news out of Nebraska: an especially big batch of seminarians is starting formation this fall — one of the largest classes, in fact, in the United States: The 23 newcomers attending St. Gregory the Great Seminary in Seward this […]

A married Episcopalian priest converts — and so does his flock

posted by deacon greg kandra

Here’s something exciting: an Episcopalian priest converts to Catholicism — and brings a big part of his flock with him. Oh, and he’s married with kids, too: For the Rev. Eric L. Bergman, the duties of a Roman Catholic priest […]

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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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