Monthly Archives: April 2015

Weekly Homily from Fr Jim Hogan, Fourth Sunday of Easter, April 26, 2015

•Acts 4: 8-12 • 1 John 3: 1-2 • John 10: 11-18• Scripture Readings: Fourth Sunday of Easter Christ is Risen! (Truly he is Risen!) Today we note a dramatic shift of focus in the gospel text. We have moved from apparent Easter … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Fr Jim Hogan, Third Sunday of Easter, April 19, 2015

•Acts 3:13-15, 17-19 • 1 John 2:1-5a • Luke 24:35-48• Scripture Readings: Third Sunday of Easter We take it for granted and find it relatively easy to affirm that Christ is risen! (Truly he is risen!) It was not so simple for … Continue reading

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Can speech be free in the Catholic Church?

I found this a thought-provoking read.  We certainly have a different way of approaching the freedom to speak to the issues we see in the Church than we did say, 2 years ago??  It will be interesting to watch how … Continue reading

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The Face of Mercy

Papa Francesco today released a document, called a Bull on Indiction, regarding the establishment of the Jubilee Year of Mercy that he announced earlier this past Lent.  The announcement of this Jubilee Year was a total surprise to everyone.  There was no … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Fr Jim Hogan, Second Sunday of Easter, April 12, 2015

•Acts 4:32-35 • 1 John 5:1-6 • John 20:19-31• Scripture Readings: Second Sunday of Easter Christ is risen! (Truly he is risen!) In the gospel of John there are four distinct resurrection stories.  They are clumsily linked in order to read … Continue reading

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Pope Francis is wildly popular. So what?

I find it interesting that Papa Francesco stirs people into such polarized camps.  Most either love him…and clearly they are the majority…or they revile him.  I occasionally work up my stomach to visit the ultra-traditional blogs.  Some of the comments … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Fr Jim Hogan, Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015

I apologize for the late posting of this.  I have had a busy week or so helping my daughter and her husband move into a brand new home and also celebrating Easter with family and friends.  Mea culpa……Reyanna •Acts 10:34, … Continue reading

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