Monthly Archives: September 2014

Synod on the Family: The Battle Lines Are Forming

Good article….Reyanna By Catholic Church Surprise,  September 28, 2014, What Sister Never Knew and Father Never Told You blogspot So we are going to change our rules on divorce and remarriage.  This seems to be the foregone conclusion of many … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on the upcoming Synod on the Family

The gal who writes this blog comes up with some really good thoughts now and then.  This is one time she has articulated her point quite succinctly…..Reyanna By Questions from a Ewe, September 27, 2014, Questions from a Ewe blogspot … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Father Jim Hogan for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 28, 2014

•Ezekiel 18: 1-4, 25-32 • Phillipians 2: 1-13 • Matthew 21: 23-32• Weekly Scripture Readings: 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Flannery O’Connor was a highly regarded Catholic author.  Most of her short stories reflect her experience of growing up and living … Continue reading

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All the “Bergoglioisms” of Francis The Slang of Francis/4: “Hagan lio”, because the Good News is not silent

Another in the series of articles I am translating from Italian on Francis’ interesting use of Argentine slang words, particularly “porteno slang.”  He is a colorful person not only in what he does but in his use and crafting of … Continue reading

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Eye on Francis for September 2014

This is my third article for the American Catholic Council’s newsletter under the heading of Eye on Francis, a monthly reflection on something Francis has said and how we can make it an actionable statement in our lives.  This month … Continue reading

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Not detracting from the goodness of God

Father Jose Antonio Pagola’s take on the readings for this Sunday.  Always good to have different views of the readings as it makes our understanding of them that much better….Reyanna By José Antonio Pagola (English translation by Rebel Girl), September … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Father Jim Hogan for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 21, 2014

•Isaiah 55:6-9 • Philippians 1: 20-24, 27 • Matthew 20:1-16• Weekly Scripture Readings: 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Scientists tell us there was a explosion nearly 14 billion years ago — the first “Big Bang.”  It resulted in this amazing cosmos. … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Father Jim Hogan for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 14, 2014

•Sirach 27: 30 – 28: 7 • Romans 14: 7-9 • Matthew 18: 21-35• (Link not provided to the USCCB site for the readings as it is listing the readings for the Exaltation of the Cross, not the 24th Sunday … Continue reading

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The 2014 Synod on the Family

Robert Blair Kaiser was the award-winning Time Magazine correspondent in Rome during Vatican II.  The following article was published in the journal Asian Horizons for June 2014.  It is reprinted here with the author’s permission.  Kaiser is also the founder … Continue reading

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Synod on the Family, Expectations of a Diocesan Bishop

Johan Bonny is the Bishop of Antwerp in Belgium.  He has published a paper, making it freely available on the internet,  that  you can access at the link below, regarding the upcoming Extraordinary Synod being held in Rome October 5 … Continue reading

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