Monthly Archives: July 2014

Catholic parish in Gaza bombed

Pope Francis has been in frequent contact with the priest mentioned in this article.  What he has been hearing from this priest prompted this impassioned plea, complete with his voice cracking as he said it at this last Sunday’s Angelus:  “Brothers and sisters, … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

This was a beautiful and inspirational read…..Reyanna An excerpt from Greg Kandra’a article  R.I.P. , Fr Pat Malone on Patheos, July 24, 2014, Progressive Catholic Voice Nothing seems to stop the force of compassion. In a world long drenched in … Continue reading

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Pope Francis and what God doesn’t know

By Father William Grimm, July 22, 2014, UCANews.com There is a riddle among priests that I have heard on every continent I have ever visited (all but Antarctica). The question is: “What are the three things God doesn’t know?” The … Continue reading

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The most important decision

It seems that Jose Antonio Pagola’s homlies are becoming a regular feature here.  Between his homily and Father Jim’s, you all have plenty of thought to break open the Sunday readings……Reyanna By Jose Antonio Pagola, July 24, 2014, translated into … Continue reading

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Y’ad Think They Were Proddies For How They Hate The Pope

This post is a bit of a long and hard read.  It is shocking but I want readers to be aware of this issue.  Also, it is not only from those in the traditional/conservative/right-wing side of the church.   There … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Father Jim Hogan for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 27, 2014

•1 Kings 3:5, 7-12 • Romans 8:28-30 • Matthew 13:44-48• Weekly Scripture Readings: 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time Recently, while waiting to pay for a few tomatoes in a Canadian convenience store, I noticed the woman in front of me spent a … Continue reading

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‘Wayfaring Stranger’: Author Q&A with Crime Writer James Lee Burke

Always glad to plug something for one of our own!!….Reyanna By Sean Salai, S.J., July 24, 2014, America Magazine On-line James Lee Burke is an American Catholic crime novelist who grew up on the Louisiana-Texas gulf coast and is based in Missoula, Montana, … Continue reading

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Pope and Late Evangelical Bishop were Like ‘Father and Son’

The news cycle has been kind of slow, probably because it is summer with downtime and vacation time.  I have come across some good stories and will post them to come up in the next couple of days.  This one … Continue reading

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Unfinished Houses-Building the Kingdom on God’s Time

This is a bit longer article than ones I normally post for your reading, but I think the content of it is very worthwhile.  This is a lesson that spoke to me as I am often someone who wants to … Continue reading

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The importance of the small

Another great homily from Jose Antonia Pagola….Reyanna by José Antonio Pagola (translated by Rebel Girl), July 20, 2014, Iglesia Descalza Blogspot Matthew 13:24-43Christianity has been greatly harmed over the centuries by triumphalism, the thirst for power and the desire to impose … Continue reading

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