Monthly Archives: October 2014

I’M A CATHOLIC PRIEST. MEA CULPA

I found this article a very frank and heartfelt admission from someone inside one of those black and white “dog” collars.  And it is interesting that it was posted originally on a blog spot sporting the secondary title of “News … Continue reading

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A Six Euro Thrill Ride and Good Hearted People

I am pleasantly ensconced for a few days in a marvelous small hotel in Fiumalbo, Italy.  It is the place from which my dad’s dad immigrated from in the early 20th century.  The ticket from Modena, the first place to … Continue reading

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Last Day in Roma and Headed North

Sunday, Richard and I walked over to the Caravita, the location of the meetings we attended with Catholic Church Reform International, for Sunday Mass.  It is a 17th century church run by the Jesuits.  It’s title is St Francis Xavier … Continue reading

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Pope Francis works to reconcile divisions among Catholics in Latin America By

By Tim Johnson, McClatchey, October 8, 2014, The Christian Science Monitor on-line SAN SALVADOR — It’s been dubbed the “Francis effect.” In ways large and small, Pope Francis is having an impact on Roman Catholics in Latin America. He’s pushing … Continue reading

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Mosaics in the Basilica, Mosaics in the Neighborhood

Today Richard and I walked about a mile and a half to the neighborhood known as Trastevere.  Our destination was the Sant Egidio community and the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere.  The Basilica is one of the oldest in … Continue reading

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Trial date approaches for Ursuline sisters

By Dan Stockman, October 9, 2014, Global Sisters Report A courtroom in Helena, Mont., could be the scene of a rare occurrence in the decades-long crisis of sex abuse in the Catholic church: Roman Catholic women religious as defendants. If … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Father Jim Hogan for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 12, 2014

•ISAIAH 25: 6-10 + Philippians 4: 12-14, 19-20 + Matthew 22: 1-14• Weekly Scripture Readings: 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time Again today I am depending on that text from the book of Job that has been helping me suggest new and … Continue reading

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A pope of blurred boundaries

By Andrew Hamilton, October 8, 2014, Eureka Street, On-line journal of the Australian Jesuits Pope Francis is a leader out of his time. Generally the style and vision of governance in the Catholic Church correspond to those current in the … Continue reading

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Laundry Day and Demonstration Day

Today was kind of a slow day for Richard and I.  We both needed to do some laundry and set out to do so after breakfast.  As we got down the street, we became aware of a large police presence … Continue reading

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Viewing Salvation History and My View of St Pete’s

I decided to extend my stay in Rome until Monday so we went to the Vatican museum and Sistine today followed by St Peter’s.   We stood in line from 0830 until 1000 to get in but it was worth … Continue reading

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