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Monthly Archives: February 2016
I haven’t seen this many comments on a Commonweal article in ages…..Reyanna By Peter Steinfels February 22, 2013 dotCommonweal on-line Did Pope Francis’s unrehearsed comments on the morality of using contraception in … Continue reading
Bishop McElroy is an appointee of Francis. I think it shows. Bishop McElroy was an auxiliary under San Francisco’s Cordileone. Do you think he remembers to say prayers of gratitude every night that he was appointed by PF to San Diego? Yes, … Continue reading
I suffer from fibromyalgia and have done so for years. I tell you this not to whine but as the lead-in for this article. This morning when I got up, as usual, my muscles hurt, but this morning was one … Continue reading
I think as we get closer to Holy Week, it might be wise to read this article. It brings out a bit how pastors might be thinking about dealing with this issue. The comment string, while from “liturgy nerds”–and I … Continue reading
I know that many of you are regular readers of National Catholic Reporter, but I wanted to make sure you caught this article. Fr. Reese does a good job of weaving together threads from various addresses PF has given to … Continue reading
•Exodus 3:1-8a, 13-15 • 1 Corinthians 10:1-6, 10-12 • Luke 13:1-9• Weekly Scripture Readings:Third Sunday of Lent For a printable PDF of the homily click HERE. Recently I listened to an Islamic scholar speak here in Missoula. For the first … Continue reading
As many readers may know, I write a monthly column for the American Catholic Council Newsletter. This month in talking with Janet Hauter, director of the American Catholic Council, about my impressions of Pope Francis’ recently completed trip to Mexico, … Continue reading
The American Catholic Council (ACC) has developed a Best Practices form for two reasons: to commend and spotlight parishes and faith communities who have developed new ideas that are working and as an idea generator for others to fuel innovation … Continue reading
You know there is always a wonder that occurs, something amazing that occurs everyday. Encountering this article and realizing there is a bishop who “gets it”, was one of those wonders. One down, how many to go?. It is Lent … Continue reading
In the hoopla that occurred in reaction to Pope Francis’ comment in the on-board press conference on the return flight from Mexico to Rome last week regarding Trump and the building of the wall along our southern border, I found … Continue reading