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Monthly Archives: January 2015
•Deut. 18: 15-20 • 1 Corinthians 7: 32-35 • Mark 1: 21-28• Scripture Readings: Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Every one of us, everyone who claims or professes to be a Catholic-Christian is a teacher! I do not mean by profession … Continue reading
For those of you who have not followed this delightful series on the National Catholic Reporter, a bit of background. Papa Franceso has been featured in this along with his side-kick Brother Leo. Brother Leo at one point brought in … Continue reading
I found this a bit of an interesting read and thought it might provide some guidance for those of you struggling in parishes with the “new, young blood” priests coming on board. I think these young pups are going to … Continue reading
Another interview from a major figure in the Church today, one emerging as he grows accustomed to a greatly expanded role. It was a bit disappointing to me that he did not “receive the red hat”, was not named as … Continue reading
An “explanation”…a polite way of saying an excuse….for the delay in posting this. It has to do with the email of the sender, the email of the recipient, and the unawareness of the recipient. Fr Jim’s email failed to send, … Continue reading
Maybe I am seeing things where there is nothing to see, but I found it interesting to see another interview with one of the C-9 group of Cardinals Papa Francesco has selected to help him govern published today. And look … Continue reading
Cardinal Rodriguez on Mercy, Divorce, Homosexuality, The Unfree Free Market and the Limits of Vatican II
The news cycle last week was not slow by any means. There was lots of very interesting non-stop coverage of Papa Francesco in Sri Lanka and the Philippines. I did not post articles on that coverage as I made the … Continue reading
•Samuel 3: 3-10, 19; I Cor 6: 13-15. 17-20; John 1: 35-42• Scripture Readings: Second Sunday in Ordinary Time It is stating the obvious but I will do so anyway. Our celebration of Christmas birth has ended. Today we resume the liturgical season … Continue reading
•Isaiah 42: 1-4, 6-7; Acts 10: 34-38; Mark 1: 4-11• Scripture Readings: Baptism of the Lord Since my retirement I have encountered various grandmothers on the street or in a grocery store, whose son or daughter for whatever reason, never … Continue reading
When I read this article, I just about did a face plant on the keyboard of my computer. I sometimes think that Papa Francesco has purposefully maneuvered this man into corners so he does speak his mind and we all … Continue reading