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Monthly Archives: August 2014
By Reyanna Rice, August 24, 2014 In preparing for my upcoming adventure in Italy in October, I have been teaching myself Italian. I exercise it by translating homilies and addresses of Pope Francis, pulling them off the Vatican website. I … Continue reading
Father Pagola’s homily this week is made up almost entirely of questions, an interesting way to homilize. But the questions should not be dismissed lightly and provide much food for thought….Reyanna By José Antonio Pagola (English translation by Rebel Girl), … Continue reading
Fair warning up front: this is a lengthy article, 12 pages. It is well worth the read, giving interesting historical background, current situation, and a look to the future. When you click on the link here, it does not open … Continue reading
•Isaiah 22:19-23 • Romans 11:33-36 • Matthew 16:13-20• Weekly Scripture Readings: 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time Since resuming our sequential reading of the gospel of Matthew, I find myself struggling with texts like today’s gospel. I was aided in my struggle … Continue reading
This is one of the best commentaries I have read to date on someone’s take on the vision of Pope Francis for the church. It is a long read but well worth it. I found it quite uplifting. After you … Continue reading
All the “Bergoglioisms” of Francis The Slang of Francis/2: Do not “balconear” life but dive in as did Jesus
As I promised when I posted the first of this series of 17 articles I am translating on the “Porteno” slang words that Pope Francis uses, here is article number 2. If you missed the first one with the more … Continue reading
Pope Francis always is asking people to not forget to pray for him. This definitely is a time to pray for this man. Here is what he said about human suffering in the interview on the plane back from Korea … Continue reading
I meant to post this in a more timely manner but found myself distracted in attending to some personal business issues and getting things lined up for my trip to Rome/Italy coming up September 30th….Reyanna By José Antonio Pagola (English … Continue reading
•Isaiah 6: 1, 6-7 • Romans 11: 13-15, 29-32 • Matthew 15: 21-28• Weekly Scripture Readings: 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time This happened about fifty years ago. I prepared a couple for marriage as was usually done at that time. I devoted … Continue reading