Monthly Archives: February 2015

Weekly Homily from Fr Jim Hogan, 2nd Sunday in Lent, March 1, 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

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Inside the Seminary Is There Reason to Be Worried About Formation?

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

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Weekly Homily from Fr Jim Hogan, 1st Sunday in Lent, February 22, 2015

•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

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‘Spiritual Assault’ How Not to Run a Parish

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

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STRONGEST CHALLENGE YET

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

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Weekly Homily from Fr Jim Hogan, 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 15, 2015

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

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Pope Francis: ‘The Gospel of the Marginalized Is Where Our Credibility Is Found and Revealed’

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

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Weekly Homily from Fr Jim Hogan, 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 8, 2015

•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

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