Monthly Archives: November 2014

Weekly Homily from Father Jim Hogan 1st Sunday in Advent, November 30, 2014

•Isaiah 63: 16-17, 64: 2-7; I Cor. 1: 3-9; Mark 13:33-37• Weekly Scripture Readings: 1st Sunday in Advent It is Advent. Our annual journey into the Mystery of Christ begins again. This year, as a companion for our Advent journey, I invite … Continue reading

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‘America’ and NBC Interview Blase Cupich–Transcipt of Interview with Blase Cupich

This interview gives a very good insight into the kind of bishop that Papa Francesco intends to put into place.  I watch the Vatican Information Service daily for his appointments and I would say he has been placing bishops like … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Father Jim Hogan 34th Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 23, 2014

•Ezekiel 34: 11-12, 15-17 * I Corinthians 15: 20-26,28 * Matthew 25: 31-46• Weekly Scripture Readings: 34th Sunday in Ordinary Time Today is called The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.  That is so ironic!  Read … Continue reading

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Pope Francis celebrates a homeless man’s 50th

The author of this article, in reference to the showers being installed in the toilets beyond the colonnades on the north side of Vatican Square, said it “had Pope Francis’ fingerprints all over it”.  That is a definite yes.  The … Continue reading

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Joan Chittister: You can lose everything, but win in the end by simply going on

Do yourself a favor and don’t go to the comments following this article.  They are as nasty as any I have read.  This is the new site that John Allen, who used to write for National Catholic Reporter, has launched … Continue reading

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Is Pope Francis moving toward checkmate?–Updated with accessible link

When I was in Rome recently and chatting with new friends I met through Catholic Church Reform International, I made the comment that I would not like to play chess with Papa Francesco as the other player.  Seems like someone … Continue reading

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Light in the darkness

I like this man’s writings and the imagery in this one is especially apt as we move into the darker days of winter……Reyanna By Chris McDonnel, November 19, 2014, V2Catholic.com When you step into an old building that has been … Continue reading

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Creative searching

While I was traveling, I forgot to post Antonio Pagola’s homiles each week and for that I apologize.  He has as interesting take on the scriptures as does Father Jim and sometimes they are remarkably similar.  I find some hope … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Father Jim Hogan 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 16, 2014

•Proverbs 31: 10-13; 19-20; 30-31 * I Thessalonians 5: 1-6 * Matthew 25: 14-30• Weekly Scripture Readings: 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time When and wherever I travel, I try to carry as little as possible with me.  My goal always is … Continue reading

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Evangelical Catholicism And The Critical Need to Keep Going Forward

The author’s title intrigued me because “Keep going forward” is a theme the Papa Francesco speaks about frequently either outright or as an underlying theme.  The words “camminare”, “to walk”, and “cammino”,”the journey” or “the way”, frequently pepper his speeches … Continue reading

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