Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Journey Begins

Tomorrow, very early, I will begin my trip to Rome to again provide feedback to the readers of this website on the Synod of Bishops meeting from October 4 through October 24.  I will be in Rome until October 21. … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Fr Jim Hogan, 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 27, 2015

•Numbers 11:25-29 • James 5:1-6 • Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48• Weekly Readingss: 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Several weeks ago I I developed my homily around the ache and a restlessness that haunts all of us throughout our lives.  No matter … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Fr Jim Hogan, 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 20, 2015

•Wisdom 2:12, 17-20 • James 3:16—4:3 • Mark 9:30-37• Weekly Readings:25th Sunday in Ordinary Time A grieving woman, whose mother had just died, recalled an event in her own life that illustrated what her mother was like.  She said, “I … Continue reading

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Eleven cardinals urge maintaining church rules on marriage

And just so you know what “the other side”is up to…..Reyanna By Cindy Wooden, August 27, 2015,  Catholic News Service.com VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Eleven cardinals, at least four of whom will participate in the world Synod of Bishops on … Continue reading

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The Pope can allow access of divorced and remarried people to the Eucharist

This article may be “preaching to the choir” for many of you readers, but it does provide for  a good look at the issue….Reyanna By José María Castillo (English translation by Rebel Girl), August 27, 2015, Iglesia Descalza Blogspot.com The … Continue reading

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Triage in the Field Hospital

The article has a link in it to a panel discussion from this last Saturday that was sponsored by Commonweal.  It will add to your understanding of this article to watch this worthwhile and thought-provoking panel discussion.  You can either … Continue reading

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Recognizing Jesus Christ

For those of you who have enjoyed reading Fr. Pagola’s book, Jesus, An Historical Approximation, he is once again posting his homilies on the Iglesia Descalza website…Reyanna By José Antonio Pagola (English translation by Rebel Girl), September 12, 2015, Iglesia Descalza on-line … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Fr Jim Hogan, 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 13, 2015

So…..this week it is ME that is not on top of it.  Sorry for the late posting.  I have no excuse except to say I am forgetful!….Reyanna •Isaiah 50:5-9a • James 2:14-18 • Mark 8:27-35• Weekly Scripture Readings:24th Sunday in … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Fr Jim Hogan, 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 6, 2015

Fr Jim said to say he is sorry that he got this to me late but to remind you that he is now 80.  I actually think it is because he has really not retired.  I would say he is … Continue reading

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Kasper: The Synod Will Have to Discuss the ‘Practical Schism” in the Church

Interesting article.  Gerald O’Connell, the author of this article, always writes well on the pope and the Vatican.  He has excellent connections.  His wife is Elisabetta Pique, a journalist also, author of Pope Francis: Life and Revolution, and good friend … Continue reading

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