Monthly Archives: March 2015

Weekly Homily from Fr Jim Hogan, Palm Sunday, March 29, 2015

•Isaiah 50:4-7 • Philippians 2:6-11 •  Mark 11:1-10• Scripture Readings: Palm Sunday Today we begin our annual recall of the events associated with the final days of Jesus’ earthly life. These events form the basis of our Christian faith and … Continue reading

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Exclusive interview: Cardinal Burke says confusion spreading among Catholics ‘in an alarming way’ (full text)

And here we get to see what the opposition is spouting.  I sometimes think that Papa Francesco removed this man from the Curia just to give him more time to be a loose canon to really see what the opposition … Continue reading

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Let us free the Synod from “catastrophism”

This is another good article, an interview, on the Synod.  Again, like the one I posted yesterday, it is a bit long.  In reading it I found it helpful to allay my concerns that the coming Synod session would by … Continue reading

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The Synod on the Family – what can we expect?

This article is a long read, but very worthwhile.  Archbishop Diarmuid Martin was present at the Synod from last October and articulates well his observations and where he thinks the Synod this coming October will go. This is one of … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Fr Jim Hogan, 5th Sunday in Lent, March 22, 2015

•Jeremiah 31:31-34 • Hebrews 5:7-9 • John 12:20-33• Scripture Readings: Fifth  Sunday in Lent One hundred years ago a man was born whose name was Thomas Merton.  Eventually he became a monk and one of the greatest Christian writers of the 20th … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Fr Jim Hogan, 4th Sunday in Lent, March 15, 2015

•2 Chronicles 36:14-16, 19-23 • Ephesians 2:4-10 • John 3:14-21• Scripture Readings: Fourth Sunday in Lent Gradually Francis of Rome is restoring the possibility of openness and honest discussion within our Catholic household of faith. I consider his actions and words genuine … Continue reading

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Papa Francesco and the Altar Girls

Yesterday was World Women’s Day.  Below is a part of the Angelus greeting that Papa Francesco gave and two pictures from the Mass he celebrated at the Roman parish of Santa Maria Madre del Redentore yesterday evening. Quote from Angelus … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Fr Jim Hogan, 3rd Sunday in Lent, March 8, 2015

•Exodus 20:1-17 • 1 Corinthians 1:22-25 • John 2:13-25• Scripture Readings: Third Sunday in Lent After the horror and inhumanity of the Nazi “holocaust” became common knowledge, it seemed that most anti-Semitic propaganda and activity had been rejected. Then the ugly head of … Continue reading

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EXCLUSIVE: CARDINAL BURKE INTERVIEW WITH RORATE CAELI

And just so we can hear all sides of the issue, here is this guy’s.  And I must say, it gives me the willies every time I see his face.  I know it is Lent and I should be nice, … Continue reading

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African bishop on polygamy, homosexuality & divorce (oh my).

This Commonweal article has a link to the Aleteia website for the full interview in the first sentence.  It is well worthwhile to read both articles.  I found it interesting that the supposedly conservative cohort of African bishops has a … Continue reading

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