Monthly Archives: May 2014

Weekly Homily from Father Jim Hogan for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 25, 2014

6 Easter A’14                                            [Acts 8:5-8, 14-17• 1 Peter 3:15-18 • John 14:15-21] Weekly Scripture Readings: Sixth Sunday of Easter In my … Continue reading

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An Academic Look at the Apostolic Visitation

I found this to be a really outstanding read.  It proposes to me a model of how we can all approach achieving reform in the church.  It is the slow way and that feels a bit foreign to us but … Continue reading

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An Explanation for Delays in Posting New Material

To all the readers: I apologize for recent delays in posting new material.  I am to have hip replacement surgery June 2.  I have also had some issues with dental work that needed to be done prior to the hip … Continue reading

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The Catholic Church is Beyond Reform

As I read this post, I really felt for this man.  I had to think about the many, many fine men who have given their lives to us in service.  It has continued to amaze me that some of these … Continue reading

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Simply Loving

James Martin has kind of become the face of the church in this country.  He is featured on a lot of news reports and, most famously, on Colbert’s show as its “unofficial chaplain.”  Wonder if he will go to SNL when … Continue reading

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Lessons in Catholic Judgment

This is one of those articles that after I read it, I wanted to bang my head on the computer keyboard……Reyanna By Frank Bruni, May 10, 2014, Sunday Review, Op-Ed, New York Times, On-line “WOULD Pope Francis Sign the New … Continue reading

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Mixed messages: What do women hear from the church?

I found this article to have a good, clear statement and balance to it.  I have been a feminist all my adult life, but I find some writing on it, especially as regards the church, to be really filled with … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Father Jim Hogan for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 18, 2014

5 Easter A’14                                                          [Acts 6: 1-7 • 1 Peter 2: 4-9 • … Continue reading

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Renewing the conversation between faith and science

This article, as well as the two posted recently by Elizabeth Johnson, I think constitute a response by the sisters to the action taken by Cardinal Muller of the CDF.  Many of you may have read the author’s book, The … Continue reading

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Part two, Jesus and women: ‘You are set free’

This is part two of this article.  Part one was posted yesterday……Reyanna By Elizabeth Johnson, May 1, 2014, National Catholic Reporter On-Line, Global Sisters Project Studies of Jesus’ relationships during his public life reveal his lack of fear of women … Continue reading

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