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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: February 2015
•Genesis 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18 • Romans 8:31b-34 • Mark 9:2-10• Scripture Readings: Second Sunday in Lent I presume all of you keep the Lenten custom of “giving up” something. You know what? I am not even slightly interested in learning “what” … Continue reading
This is the second article in the series from Commonweal on the priesthood in the US. Again this is a long article. I was at first put off in his seeming defensiveness regarding clerical sex abuse, but keep reading … Continue reading
•Genesis 9: 8-15 * 1 Peter 3: 18-22 * Mark 1: 12-15• Scripture Readings: First Sunday in Lent I am not only astounded but deeply disturbed by the violence still being done to people by people in this 21st century. It may … Continue reading
This is the first of two articles I will be posting from Commonweal on the status of the priesthood in the US. Both of these articles are long but worth the read. In this article, the author speaks about her … Continue reading
If you have not yet read Papa Francesco’s homily from this last Sunday, February 15, that the bishop is referring to in his comments, you should. You can access it here. I translated this homily for myself right after I … Continue reading
Father Jim extends his apologies for the late posting of this homily. He was traveling and his place of stay did not have a good internet connection. •Leviticus 13:1-2, 44-46 * 1 Corinthians 10:31 – 11:1 * Mark 1:40-45• Scripture … Continue reading
I watched Papa Francesco give this homily before I translated it. His intensity was very evident. He also preached the longest I have ever noticed, 15 minutes. He usually opts for “short and sweet”, not going over 8 minutes. He … Continue reading
•Job 7: 1-4, 6-7 * 1 Cor 9: 16-19, 22-23 * Mark 1: 29-39• Scripture Readings: Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time The original Latin word –“saeculum” means “the world.” We translate the world as “secular.” Jesus lived in the “saeculum” … Continue reading