Monthly Archives: June 2014

Weekly Homily from Father Jim Hogan for the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 29, 2014

•2 Kings 4: 812, 14-17l; Romans 6” 3-4, 8-11; Matthew 10: 37-42• This coming Friday is “the 4th of July. On that date in 1776 our political ancestors established “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” at the center of America’s … Continue reading

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The Instrumentum Laboris for the Upcoming Synod on the Family

The Vatican has released the Instrumentum Laboris, or agenda,  for the upcoming Synod on the Family that is to be held this fall in Rome.  I am posting a link to Whispers in the Loggia that has a link to … Continue reading

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Anthony de Mello: On fire

I have read one book by Anthony de Mello and found it very challenging.  This is a long article but it certainly gives a good outline about this author.  He is another one of those whose books you want to … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Cardinal O’Malley

I sure hope the good cardinal reads this letter and takes it to heart.  Very well written and from the heart…..Reyanna By Michael A Ricci, Sr, June 16, 2914, The Progressive Catholic Voice on-line Dear Cardinal O’Malley:My letter, which I … Continue reading

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On Being Perpetually Distracted

I have read many books written by Ronald Rolheiser and recommend them highly.  His insights into human nature and spirituality are very down to earth.  This essay for me, the quintessential multi-tasker, which is another way to say distracted, gave … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Father Jim Hogan for the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, June 22, 2014

•Deuteronomy 8: 2-3, 14-16; I Corinthians 10: 16-17; John 51-58• Weekly Scripture Readings: Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ Twice a year, Freeze-out Lake in Northern Montana hosts migrating snow geese.  Near the end of March I heard their … Continue reading

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‘Some 1 go speak about justice’

I have been to the Holy Land twice in pilgrimages led by Fr. Jim Hogan.  I saw the Bedouin camps that are talked about in this article.  The attitude of our tour guide on the first trip in 1993 was … Continue reading

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Cleaning Up the Vatican

I read the book Pope Francis: Untying the Knots by author of this opinion piece.  It was OK but the author, in my opinion, set out with an axe to grind, wanting to prove or disprove Jorge Bergoglio’s complicity with … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ Interview with ‘La Vanguardia’

Pope Francis has granted another interview, this time to the Spanish daily La Vanguardia.  Two things about this are interesting to me.  The interview was done by a Jewish journalist Francis met on the plane for his recent trip to … Continue reading

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Pagola: “This book has made me more a believer”

I know that many of you have read Jesus, An Historical Approximation by Jose Antonia Pagola.  If you have not read it, I highly recommend this.  As I recently re-read the book, after the election of Francis, I kept wondering … Continue reading

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