Monthly Archives: December 2014

Weekly Homily from Fr Jim Hogan, Feast of the Holy Family, December 28, 2014

My apologies for once again posting this after the fact.  I was a bit under the weather these last few days.  When you go to the USCCB website for the readings, please note that there are alternate readings for all … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ General Audience “Catechesis”, Dec 17, 2014

Continuing in the posting of the catechesis of Papa Francesco from the General Audiences held almost every Wednesday in Vatican “Square”, below is the text from December 17, 2014, that I translated.  To see an explanation of this series and … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ General Audience “Catechesis”, Dec 10, 2014

Papa Francesco meets and greets large groups every week in St. Peter’s “Square” almost every Wednesday.  During these “General Audiences”, as they are called, he gives what he calls a “catechesis”, or teaching, on a subject.  He usually picks a … Continue reading

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Christmas Homily from Father Jim Hogan, December 25, 2014

•Isaiah 52: 7-10; Titus 3: 4-7; John 1: 1-18• Scripture Readings: Christmas Mass During the Day  (Note: for the second reading, on the USCCB website, go back to the Mass at Dawn or get out your Bible as the second … Continue reading

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My thoughts – Christmas 2013

Don’t be mislead by the title.  These are not MY thoughts!  But, I must admit these are very good thoughts, challenging thoughts to hold these next few day, .  MY thoughts about Christmas?  I would have to say, that my … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Father Jim Hogan 4th Sunday in Advent, December 21, 2014

•2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8b-12,14a, 16. Romans 16:25-27. Luke 1:26-38• Weekly Scripture Readings: 4th Sunday in Advent Our annual Advent journey into the Mystery of Christ concludes this week. However the journey continues beyond Advent. That is why I turned to Robert Frost’s poem, … Continue reading

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Pope: God walks in history with us and adjusts it’s course

I read the comments on blog pages a lot….and even contribute to them when I feel it necessary.  I often read comments from folks who say that they are finding daily spiritual direction from reading the words of PF, especially … Continue reading

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Francis, Bishops and the Missal: “Mission Intelligible”

Thankfully, some of us will not let this issue go away!!   Follow the link in this article to get to the original article in The Tablet.   I hope Fr Ryan has sent his article to Papa Francesco!….Reyanna By … Continue reading

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A High Quality of Life

As many of you are probably aware, the Vatican has released the final report of the apostolic visitation, i.e. investigation, into the US women’s religious orders.  This process began in 2009.  This is NOT the investigation into the LCWR, or … Continue reading

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Eye on Francis for this month’s American Catholic Council Newsletter

Many of you know me.  You probably sense that I am not easily stunned.  But the story , which is entitled Dear Papa Francesco, that I posted on the American Catholic Council Newsletter  for the Eye on Francis column that I have … Continue reading

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