Monthly Archives: October 2015

The God of Surprises Makes for Cliff-Hanger Endings

Pope Francis makes references frequently to “the God of surprises”.  He does so in such a way that it seems to me he takes inordinate delight in seeing just where that God takes us.  That was quite evident today in … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Fr Jim Hogan, 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 25, 2015

•Jeremiah 31: 7-9 + Hebrews 5: 1-6 + Mark 10: 46 -52• Weekly Scripture Readings:30th Sunday in Ordinary Time What do you want me to do for you?  In preparing this homily I noticed that in Mark’s gospel, Jesus asks … Continue reading

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Road Map to the Final Week of the Synod on the Family

This article gives you a good look at what the Synod’s process will be for the final week.  Please take a few minutes to read it and keep praying!…Reyanna By Gerald O’Connell, October 19, 2015, American Magazine on-line The Synod … Continue reading

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“Sparks are flying”

I come early to the press conference at the Vatican Press Office to, I confess, eavesdrop a bit on the conversations of the other journalists.  Most don’t pay me too much attention. I am presuming they don’t know I am … Continue reading

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Read this talk!

http://www.johnthavis.com/pope-says-synod-is-a-listening-event-as-guarantor-of-unity-pope-has-last-word#.ViPthPkrLIU   The above link will take you to an article about a speech PF gave on Saturday on the occasion of the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Synod of Bishops.  I think he staged this event to … Continue reading

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Sometimes you need to take another direction

I set out today to go south and west of Rome to Ostia Antica.  This is the sight of the original port of Rome, about 20 miles from the city.  Since then, as ecological changes have occurred with the silting … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Fr Jim Hogan, 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 18, 2015

•Isaiah 53: 10-11 • Hebrews 4: 14-16 • Mark 10: 35-45• Weekly Scripture Readings:29th Sunday in Ordinary Time I remember so much from my grade school days.  We were asked “are you willing to die for your faith like the … Continue reading

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Threading a Needle

Today I had the occasion to be on buses a lot….it’s a long story.  Bus riding in Rome is interesting to say the least.  I think the bus drivers deserve sainthood.  Of course they must deal with lots and lots … Continue reading

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Layers and Walls

I was a bit under the weather yesterday evening so I did not post on yesterday’s events so here goes on that.  After the press conference yesterday, I visited the Basilica of San Clemente.  This church is very, very old. … Continue reading

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Third Missoulian Article

You get the news here first!!  The following is my third article submitted to the Missoulian…Reyanna Third Missoulian Article October 14, 2015 Rome   Obtaining credentialing from the Vatican Press Office to write about the Synod of Bishops meeting in … Continue reading

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