Monthly Archives: December 2014

Pope Remains ‘Not Afraid’

By Gerard O’Connell, December 22-29 issue, America Magazine on-line Immediately after his election on March 13, 2013, Pope Francis told himself, “Jorge, do not change, continue being yourself because to change at your age would be ridiculous.” He revealed this … Continue reading

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Smoothing the way to Jesus

by José Antonio Pagola (English translation by Rebel Girl), December 14, 2014, Iglesia Descalza blogspot “There is one among you whom you do not recognize.” John the Baptist utters these words referring to Jesus who is already moving among those … Continue reading

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New Questionnaire from the Synod of Bishops for the 2015 Ordinary Assembly

This week the Secretariat for the Synod of Bishops at the Vatican released another questionnaire that Pope Francis has directed be sent to all the world’s conferences of bishops with specific directions that they are to seek input from ALL … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Father Jim Hogan 4rd Sunday in Advent, December 14, 2014

•Isaiah 61: 1-2, 10-11; I Thess  5: 16-24; John 1: 6-8, 19-28• Weekly Scripture Readings: 3rd Sunday in Advent We now are well into Advent.  Advent reinitiates our journey into “the Christ Mystery.”  This year Robert Frost’s poem: “The Road Not Taken” … Continue reading

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God is always new

I found this to be a good Advent meditation…..Reyanna By Illia Delio, December 9, 2014, Global Sisters Report on-line Several years ago I was a Senior Fellow at Woodstock Theological Center working on questions in science and religion. One day … Continue reading

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Pell takes on the Italians

This is an interesting read.  My money is neither on the Italians nor Pell, but on Papa Francesco winning out on the finances……Reyanna By Robert Mickens, December 8, 2014, NCReporter On-line ROME— A choir of voices has begun lauding Cardinal … Continue reading

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I Could Feel the Pope’s Great Inner Peace

In this article, follow the links to the latest interview with Papa Francesco.  It is always interesting to read his responses to journalists’ questions, but, because he knows this interviewer well….since about 2002 and he has baptized both her children….his … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Father Jim Hogan 2nd Sunday in Advent, Deember 7, 2014

I am sorry about posting this late.  I am in an a capella choir that has been performing for several hours some days last week and this weekend.   This season is a busy one for the singers but it … Continue reading

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