Monthly Archives: December 2012

Feast of the Holy Family – Homily from Father Jeff Fleming

I share with you today another homily from Father Jeff Fleming, pastor of Christ the King Parish in Missoula.  Again, this homily feeds our spiritual hunger and invites us to recognize that we are all family!  I invite you to … Continue reading

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A traditionalist avant-garde

A friend sent me this article that came from an unlikely source: the news magazine “The Economist”.  I found it interesting and a little startling, particularly the last sentence. The by-line under the title of the article read: “It’s trendy … Continue reading

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Why, God?

| Maureen Dowd | 12/26/12 | New York Times OpEd | When my friend Robin was dying, she asked me if I knew a priest she could talk to who would not be, as she put it, “too judgmental.” I … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Papal Christmas Message

| Christmas – 2012 | 12/26/12 | Questions from a Ewe | The pope’s words seems to contradict the pope’s words depending on who he is addressing.  This is from the blog “Questions from a Ewe” and it is definitely … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Father Jim Hogan for December 30, 2012

 • 1 Samuel 1:20-22, 24-28 • 1 John 3:1-2, 21-24 • Luke 2:41-52 • Holy Family C ‘13 • PDF: Weekly Homily 12.30.12 Today the population of Nazareth is about 250,000 people. Jesus would not recognize the place! When he grew up there, it was … Continue reading

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Father Jeff Fleming’s Christmas Homily

Father Jeff Fleming is the pastor of Christ the King Parish, the parish that Jim and I call home here in Missoula.  Father Jeff gave this homily at all of the liturgies this Christmas so many of you may have … Continue reading

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NCR Editorial: A search for light amid dark tidings

| NCR Editorial | December 21, 2012 | NCR Online | O Radiant Dawn, splendor of eternal light, sun of justice: come and shine on those who dwell in darkness and in the shadow of death. There are few prayers … Continue reading

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Rebecca’s Song

| Jan Phillips | No Ordinary Time | December 23, 2012 | This poem is an excerpt from Jan Phillips’ book “No Ordinary Time”.  There is a beautiful Christmas message here for all of us. – Rosemary Now is the … Continue reading

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Thinking of the Holy Family

| Fr. Patrick Collins | December 22, 2012 | A Homily for the Season | The stories of the birth of Jesus include many characters:   angels and shepherds, magi and animals and, of course, in center stage The Child and his … Continue reading

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Christmas Homily from Father Jim Hogan for December 25, 2012

• Isaiah 9: 2 •  Titus 3: 4-8;, 6-7 • John 1: 1-8  [1: 1-4; ] • Christmas C ‘13 •  Print PDF: Christmas Homily 12.25. 2012 I have known grief in my life.  I remember standing by my father’s coffin and sobbing from the bottom of … Continue reading

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