Monthly Archives: April 2016

Amoris laetitia–The Joy of Love

If you would like to access the official translation of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation, The Joy of Love, click on the link below.  The document is lengthy to print out at home, although I did so.  I had a stack … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Fr Jim Hogan, Third Sunday of Easter, April 10, 2016

•Acts 5:27-32, 40b-41 • Revelation 5:11-14 • John 21:1-14• Weekly Scripture Readings: Third Sunday of Easter To print a PDF of the homily click HERE. Can you imagine any more ordinary and welcoming invitation than, “come and have breakfast”? We hear this … Continue reading

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The Healing Power of Forgiveness

In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, with Pope Francis emphasizing not only mercy but forgiveness, this article from the very secular press has good things to consider…Reyanna By Diane Cole             March 20, 2016             Wall Street Journal on –line To forgive, … Continue reading

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Frank Brennan, S.J. on the Sex Abuse Scandal in Australia

Although this article is about the Australian situation as regards clergy sex abuse, I think it has some interesting points to consider in relation to the American experience….reyanna By Bill McGarvey                April 2, 2016                                       America Magazine on-line Aa lawyer, professor … Continue reading

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Cardinal Schönborn: marriage and pastoral conversion. My interview

I came across this article on Father Antonio Spadaro’s Cyber Theology website. I found it a good addition to the other articles recently published regarding Cardinal Schonborn. My impression after reading the article is that this cardinal ” gets its”. … Continue reading

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Cardinal Schonborn criticizes clergy’s ‘hardening of the heart’ against mercy

I find it a little bit more than interesting that the same cardinal who will be at the press conference to introduce PF’s Apostolic Exhortation is making this statement. Is he hinting to some of his fellow hierarchs and the … Continue reading

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Cardinal Kasper calls for global church of ‘outstretched hand,’ living Matthew 25

And another one on “Team Francis” weighs in…..reyanna By Joshua J McElwee          April 1, 2016                  National Catholic Reporter on-line German Cardinal Walter Kasper, a noted theologian known to … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Fr Jim Hogan, First Sunday of Easter, April 3, 2016

•Acts 5:12-16 • Revelation 1:9-11a, 12-13, 17-19 • John 20:19-31• Weekly Scripture Readings: First Sunday of Easter  To print a PDF of the homily, click HERE. Christ is risen!  Truly he is risen!!  It took time, a long time, for his close … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ Exhortation on the Family Will Be Published on April 8

At long last!! I know what I’m going to be doing next Friday and Saturday. Let’s all say a few prayers for the church as I think this is going to create some controversy among more than a few members … Continue reading

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A Listening Church

Although this is a little long to read, I found the article insightful…..reyanna By Francis Forde Plude              April 4 – 16, 2016 Issue                 America Magazine on-line … Continue reading

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