Monthly Archives: July 2014

Weekly Homily from Father Jim Hogan for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 20, 2014

•Wisdom 12: 13, 16-19; Romans 8:26-27; Matthew 13: 24-43• Weekly Scripture Readings: 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time Today’s text from the gospel of Matthew contains three parables. One is about wheat and weeds.  The second is about the mustard seed. The … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Father Jim Hogan for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 13, 2014

Father Jim apologizes for the lateness of his homily.  Because he wasgoing to be traveling last week, he had mailed it out to me early but for some reason, his email did not send out.  He discovered this when he … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Parable of the Sower: Pete Seeger on Seeds and Sand

This is another good reflection on this Sunday’s Gospel reading of the Sower and the Seed……Reyanna By Mike Rivage-Seul, July 12, 2014, Mike Rivage-Seul’s Blog: “…about things that matter” Readings for 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time: IS 55:10-11; PS 65:10-14; … Continue reading

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Mama’s House

I have launched out into a new venture.  I have been invited by Janet Hauter to write a small article each month for the American Catholic Council’s newsletter under the heading Eye on Francis.  The articles are to take off … Continue reading

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Sowing

The following is another good homiletic reflection by Jose Pagola, author of Jesus, An Historical Approximation.  It corresponds to this coming Sunday’s Gospel…..Reyanna by José Antonio Pagola (English translation by Rebel Girl), July 13, 2014 from Buenas Noticias: Blog de Jose Antonio … Continue reading

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The Vision of Pope Francis for the Church

The author of this piece has been a very outspoken advocate for the liturgy of Vatican II.  She has done numerous talks, television spots for background on the church, and blogs quite frequently for PrayTell plus is a frequent commenter … Continue reading

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To Live Fully, The Witness of Thea Bowman

Thea Bowman has been one of my heroes since I say the video of her talk to the US Bishops, as mentioned in this article, at the National Pastoral Musicians convention in Cincinnati many years ago.  It was like listening … Continue reading

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An Indian Summer Pope

The blog spot for this article has an interesting title.  The guy who writes it doesn’t list his name and is a history “nerd”.  He mainly chronicles the history of the church in England but I have never figured out … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Meets with Sex Abuse Victims

As many of you may know by now, today Pope Francis met with 6 clergy sex abuse victims.  All reports I have read so far indicate that the victims found this a profound experience.  They stayed at the Domus Santa … Continue reading

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Invited or not, here they come….

It is exciting to finally see this article in print.  I knew this was coming from my connections with The American Catholic Council and Catholic Church Reform International.  This article is referring to the upcoming meeting of these groups in … Continue reading

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