Monthly Archives: July 2015

The Colonial Williamsburg Approach To Catholicism

The guy who runs this website of all his own material has some interesting takes at times.  This is one of them.  The “Katholic Krazies”, as he calls the ultra Traditionalist element in the church who want to move the … Continue reading

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Editorial: Pope Francis’ exhortation to walk on the margins makes us squirm

I know that many of you probably check the National Catholic Reporter frequently, but just in case, this article is very good.  Yes, PF does make a lot of us squirm.  So does Jesus when we really read and listen … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Fr Jim Hogan, 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 26, 2015

I read a news story within the last month or so that the church at Tabgha, which Fr. Jim refers to in his homily, was burned with significant damage.  The mosaics were not damaged but the building, from the pictures … Continue reading

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Will the Pope Change the Vatican? Or Will the Vatican Change the Pope?

My money is on the first half of the question in the title of this article from National Geographic, yes, National Geographic.  PF is good press for them all.  This is a long read but well worth it.   I … Continue reading

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Eye on Francis for July 2015 American Catholic Council Newsletter

As I have noted in the past, I write a monthly column for the American Catholic Council Newsletter under the heading “Eye on Francis”.  I work with something Papa Francesco has said or done in recent weeks and apply it … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Fr Jim Hogan, 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 19, 2015

I once again apologize for the delay in posting this.  I seem to find my days very busy doing some much needed maintenance around my home this summer.  The weather this last week proved good for tearing off decking on … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Fr Jim Hogan, 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 12, 2015

•Amos 7:12-15 • Ephesians 1:3-14 • Mark 6:7-13• Scripture Readings:15th Sunday in Ordinary Time As John Henry Cardinal Newman was attempting to find his way in life, he gradually realized his meandering path as “vocation” or “call.” He became convinced … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Fr Jim Hogan, 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 5, 2015

•Ezekiel 2:2-5 • 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 • Mark 6:1-6• Scripture Readings:14th Sunday in Ordinary Time As we celebrate the civic holiday of July 4th remember this.  To be free means to live in peace and to love without condition. We … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Fr Jim Hogan, Body and Blood of Christ, June 7, 2015

•Exodus 24: 3-8 * Hebrews 9: 11-15 * Mark 14: 12-16, 22-26• Scripture Readings:Body and Blood of Christ The events now referred to as “9/11” were not the worst thing that ever happened in the annals of history!  Whether it … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Fr Jim Hogan, Trinity Sunday, May 31, 2015

I must apologize to all readers for the delay in getting Fr Jim’s Homilies posted.  I have had a busy summer with a trip, family visiting and doing some construction around my home.  Also, please note that Fr. Jim was … Continue reading

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