Monthly Archives: May 2013

Weekly Homily from Father Jim Hogan for June 2, 2013

• Genesis 14:18-20 • 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 • Luke 9:11b-17 • Body & Blood C ‘13 •     Print PDF: Weekly Homily 06.02.2013 Scripture Readings: The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ I presume most of you remember Benediction with the Blessed … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Father Jim Hogan for May 26, 2013

• Proverbs 8:22-31 • Romans 5:1-5 • John 16:12-15 • Blessed Trinity C ‘13 • Print PDF: Weekly Homily 05.26.2013 Scripture Readings: The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity On the afternoon and evening of April 21st, a heavy, wet snow fell upon us. That morning … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Father Jim Hogan for May 19, 2013

| Acts 2:1-11 | Romans 8:8-17 | John 14:15-16, 23b-26 |Pentecost C ‘13 | Print PDF: Weekly Homily 05.19.2013 Scripture Readings: May 19, 2013  Pentecost Sunday Several weeks ago I was visiting some friends down river, and someone asked, “is Christianity a … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Father Jim Hogan for May 12, 2013

• Acts 1:1-11 • Hebrews 9: 24-28; 10: 19-23 • Luke 24: 46-53 • Ascension C ’13 • Print PDF: Weekly Homily 05.12.2013 Scripture Readings: Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord Occasionally the influence of a single book or story has deeply shaped my life … Continue reading

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Why Priests: A Failed Tradition

By Garry Wills, The Penquin Group of Viking Press, 2013 Reviewed by A. Regina Schulte, MA, PHD Not surprisingly, the dual papal events this year have fascinated people around the world – due partly, no doubt, to their staging as … Continue reading

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Francis: Pope of a New World

By: Andrea Tornielli Reviewed by Brian Monro I’ve just finished reading Andrea Tornielli’s book on Pope Francis. Perhaps you too have read this first –for me – biography of the  Argentine Cardinal who became Pope. I found it quite a readable … Continue reading

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Making the Shift

by Elaine Prevallet, SL Reviewed by: Con Kelly Though an avid sports fan, I refuse to tape “big games” for viewing at a later date.  It’s old news.  Rarely do I watch a movie for a second time and never by … Continue reading

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Flying in the Face of Tradition: Listening to the Lived Experience of the Faithful

by Brother Louis DeThomasis, published by ACTA Publications Reviewed by: Con Kelly The quandary in which the Roman Catholic Church currently finds itself  is what Brother Louis DeThomasis calls a “crisis of confidence” in his insightful, provocative and hopeful new book … Continue reading

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Eternal Life: A New Vision

Beyond Religion, Beyond Theism, Beyond Heaven and Hell by John Shelby Spong, published by Harper Books Reviewed by: Jim Tackes John Shelby Spong was the Episcopal Bishop of Newark before his retirement in 2000.  As a visiting lecturer at Harvard … Continue reading

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The Emergent Christ: Exploring the Meaning of Catholic in an Evolutionary Universe

by Ilia Delio, published by Orbis Books Reviewed by: Rosemary Tackes We just returned from a retreat with Ilea Delio and it has prompted me to re-read her book “The Emergent Christ”.  This book comes highly recommended by many theologians … Continue reading

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