Monthly Archives: August 2014

Pope Francis Sets Out For Asia

Good article that not only gives an overview and the why’s for Pope Francis trip to South Korea, but insight into why he is fascinated with the history of the church there…..it was founded and lay lead for many years. … Continue reading

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All the “Bergoglioisms” of Francis The Slang of Francis/1: The Catholic God who always “Primerea”

This article is the first of 17 brief articles on the “Bergoglioisms” or Porteno slang words that Pope Francis often uses in his homilies and speeches.  A Porteno, broadly speaking, is someone who was born and raised in Buones Aires. … Continue reading

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In the midst of the crisis

Father Antonio Pagola’s homily for this week….Reyanna by José Antonio Pagola (English translation by Rebel Girl), August 10, 2014, Iglesia Descalza Blogspot Matthew 14: 22-23 It isn’t hard to see in Jesus’ disciples’ boat, buffeted by the waves and overwhelmed … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Father Jim Hogan for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 10, 2014

•I Kings 19: 9, 11-13 • Romans 9: 1-5 • Matthew 14: 22-33• Weekly Scripture Readings: 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Did Jesus actually walk on water?  Matthew says he did.  Perhaps it does not matter.  Since Matthew wrote his gospel, … Continue reading

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The Times They Are A’Changin

So, I know this guy, and I have yet to find his name on this blogspot, is on a rant but it is a darned funny and good one.  And it is something we need to think about.  When you … Continue reading

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The lavish homes of American archbishops

The rationalization that spokespersons for both Dolan and George gave are something else.  Basically, the mansions are historical buildings and there are offices in them and this makes it hard to sell them??…..Reyanna By Daniel Burke, CNN Belief Blog Editor, no … Continue reading

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Give them some food yourselves

This Sunday’s homily from Fr. Pagola….Reyanna By José Antonio Pagola (English translation by Rebel Girl), August 3, 2014, Iglesia Descalza Blogspot Matthew 14:13-21 Jesus is busy healing the sick and malnourished people that have been brought to him from everywhere. … Continue reading

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POPE FRANCIS’ TOP 10 KEYS TO HAPPINESS

Many of you may already have read this but I post it here as it makes a nice print-out for posting on the fridge!!  If you have not read it, at the bottom of the original article you will see … Continue reading

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A Portrait of Priests and Nuns, Watching the Decline of Catholic Culture

Missoula area Concerned Catholics of Montana member, Rick Aldred submitted this for your consideration.  It must be quite painful for those who have dedicated their entire lives to the church to watch it slowly deteriorating.  This is an interesting glimpse … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Father Jim Hogan for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 3, 2014

•Isaiah 55: 1-3 • Romans 8:35, 37-39 • Matthew 14:13-21• Weekly Scripture Readings: 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Several weeks ago, on the feast of the Body & Blood of Christ, I mentioned a book I read earlier this summer.  Elizabeth Johnson … Continue reading

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