Monthly Archives: January 2015

Weekly Homily from Fr Jim Hogan, 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 1, 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

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Francis, the comic strip

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

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Pastoral Difficulties with Recently Ordained Priests

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

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A Listening Church

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

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Weekly Homily from Fr Jim Hogan, 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, January 25, 2015

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

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Cardinal Marx on Francis, the Synod, Women in the Church and Gay Relationships

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

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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

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Weekly Homily from Fr Jim Hogan, 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, January 18, 2015

•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

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Weekly Homily from Fr Jim Hogan, Baptism of the Lord, January 11, 2015

•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

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Cardinal Raymond Burke: ‘Feminized’ church and altar girls caused priest shortage

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

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