Monthly Archives: January 2016

Weekly Homily from Fr Jim Hogan, 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, January 31, 2016

•Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19 • 1 Corinthians 12:31—13:13 • Luke 4:21-30• Weekly Scripture Readings: 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time Click HERE to print a PDF version of the homily In 1961 an ecumenical community of monks was formed in the small … Continue reading

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False Prophets of Fear

Yesterday I posted an article on anger and noted that anger seems to be prevalent in the political scene coming up.  Fear is also playing a major role in the political rhetoric not only in the political debate, but in … Continue reading

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Lessons from Forgiveness School: Proverbs for a Year of Mercy

I found this to be a timely article especially in light of the use of anger in the upcoming…and what will feel like endless…politcal year….Reyanna Jim McDermott             December 8, 2015         … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pope Francis Among the Wolves, the Inside Story of a Revolution

I wrote this Book Review for the American Catholic Council webpage. I thought readers here might be interested in this book…..Reyanna The author of Pope Francis Among the Wolves, the Inside Story of a Revolution, Marco Politi, a longstanding expert … Continue reading

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Why Men Dislike Going to Church: A Discussion

The author of this article, Charles Horejsi, retired from a long career teaching social work at a western university.  He and his wife, Gloria, moderate a weekly discussion group of fellow retirees at their local parish.  The group, Faith & … Continue reading

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The Great Conservative Fail

This is a well-detailed article worth the read.  One opinion that was expressed at the Synod in October 2015 and has been expressed repeatedly in articles on various venues is that the problem is not the divorced and remarried receiving … Continue reading

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A Rooted Vision

This is a lengthy article but well worth the read.  It will give you a clearer idea of what Francis’ vision of the Church is and the influences that have shaped that vision.  In the article, the Pact of the … Continue reading

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In the same direction

The author of this homily, Jose Antonio Pagola, is the author of Jesus: An Historical Approximation, a book I recommend for a dynamic understanding of Jesus….Reyanna by José Antonio Pagola (English translation by Rebel Girl) January 24, 2016 Iglesia Descalza Blogspot … Continue reading

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4 Worms in Church

A friend sent me this little jewel and I had a great laugh.  Hope it tickles your funny bone as well and it just goes to show I don’t feel a pressing need to always post serious stuff here…..Reyanna 4 … Continue reading

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Where, Oh Where, are Fr. Jim’s Homilies?

To those of you who have been avid readers of Fr. Jim’s Homilies and find them keeping your “I-am-hanging-on-by-my-fingernails” Catholicism nurtured, like me, he hasn’t fallen off the face of the earth.  We who have known and loved Fr. Jim … Continue reading

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