Monthly Archives: March 2016

The Entrepreneurial Bishop: Can The Catholic Church Learn From JetBlue?

I recently posted an article on how the Villa Stritch, the palatial villa in Rome where the US bishops stay while visiting the city, was recently re-decorated to the tune of about a half million.  I commented that the bishops … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Fr Jim Hogan, Fifth Sunday in Lent, March 13, 2016

•Isaiah 43:16-21 • Philippians 3:8-14 • John 8:1-11• Weekly Scripture Readings: Fifth Sunday in Lent  To print a PDF of the homily, click HERE. Seamus Heaney, a highly regarded Irish poet was profoundly troubled and inspired by the terrible violence … Continue reading

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Catholic Trumpism Is Reigniting The ‘American Problem’ Within Pope Francis’ Church

By Massimo Faggioli          March 8, 2016                 Huffington Post on-line The rise of Donald Trump in the race for the Republican nomination is based in part on a consensus … Continue reading

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Plane Speaking

I tend to not post many articles on Pope Francis as I do not think that should be the entire focus of this website.  However, I found this one gave some good background to the practice of the pope to … Continue reading

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I am an American

Because the original location of this article is behind a pay wall website, I received permission from the author and publisher, Global Pulse Magazine.com,  to post it here in its entirety.  Thank you to both for their generousity.  I found … Continue reading

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While Pope Francis Lives In A Dorm, U.S. Bishops Enjoy Italian Luxury

This place is not too far from where I stayed last October while I was in Rome.  It is less than a half mile away from the working class neighborhood where I stayed..  I never got a chance to hike … Continue reading

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Infallibility — Hans Küng appeals to Pope Francis

By Hans Kung                         March 9, 2016                       National Catholic Reporter on-line Next week, Hans Küng, the Catholic priest … Continue reading

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Some interesting words from the former Cardinal Bergoglio….

In doing some translation work on material from when Pope Francis was still the archbishop of Buenos Aires, I came across some things he had to say that I find profoundly meaningful in relation to the political climate in the … Continue reading

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MAKING ALL THINGS NEW CATHOLICITY, COSMOLOGY, CONSCIOUSNESS

The link below will take you to the American Catholic Council’s page and a review of a new book, Making All Things New: Catholicity, Cosmology, Consciousness, by Ilia Delio. Her books are always a challenging read, the kind that makes your … Continue reading

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Free the Eucharist from the curse of clericalism

In case some of you did not catch this article on NCR, I post it here for your convenience….Reyanna By Greg Reynolds          March 5, 2016        National Catholic Reporter on-line The Eucharist is strangling … Continue reading

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