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"Solidarity does not assume that our struggles are the same struggles, or that our pain is the same pain, or that our hope is for the same future. Solidarity involves commitment, and work, as well as the recognition that even if we do not have the same feelings, or the same lives, or the same bodies, we do live on common ground." - Sarah Ahmed
Monthly Archives: December 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
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
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
•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
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
•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
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
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
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
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