Monthly Archives: July 2016

What We’re Still Learning from Benedict’s Resignation

I am glad to see this veteran Church watcher saying this.  It was something I was thinking also recently especially after Benedict’s words on the occasion of the reception for his 65th ordination anniversary.  The “Pope Emeritus” honored PF by … Continue reading

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Polish Church ‘Should Make a Greater Effort to Understand Pope Francis,’ Priest Says

World Youth Day kicks off in Krackow, Poland this week so stories will be mostly focused on that event.  Based on WYD in Rio in 2013, PF will surprise us and it will not be the run of the mill … Continue reading

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Non Dimenticate di Pregare Per Me

By Reyanna Rice   July 24, 2016 The title of this brief piece is what Pope Francis almost always says to folks that he meets within his daily routine or his travels: “Don’t forget to pray for me”.  I post … Continue reading

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Eye on Francis July 2016

As I have noted here before, I write a monthly column called “Eye on Franics” for the American Catholic Council webpage.  At the request of Janet Hauter, Director of the American Catholic Council, I have focused this month’s column on … Continue reading

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The joy of love and the consternation of theologians

PF’s Apostolic Exhortation is still in the news, mainly because those in the conservative aisles of the Church are still “confused” by its message.  Francis and the Vatican are making a concerted effort to make sure people understand what Amoris … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Fr Jim Hogan, 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 24, 2016

•Genesis 18:20-32 • Colossians 2:12-14 • Luke 11:1-13• Weekly Scripture Readings:17th Sunday in Ordinary Time In my homily last week I mentioned my recent trip to Morocco.  It is a 100 percent Islamic country. I have a high regard for … Continue reading

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Memo: Vatican nuncio quashed sexual misconduct inquiry of Archbishop Nienstedt

Just when you think you cannot hear any more shocking news regarding clergy sex abuse, along comes something that really blows you away.  This situation is one such.  The Memo referred to in the article can be accessed HERE.  Warning: … Continue reading

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Facing East During the Liturgy: Fact and Fiction

I don’t want to over do it on articles on this topic but this one gives some very good background on the issue…..reyanna By John F Baldovin                  July 21, 2016     … Continue reading

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A Prayer for the Times We Live In

Author Unknown  July 17, 2016  Holy Family Catholic Community, Inverness, Il Bulletin Click HERE to read this very pertinent prayer for our times.

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Huge Gap Separates Pope Francis from Liturgical Traditionalists

And this issue is not going to go away anytime soon.  Crd Sarah, with his call to priests to begin celebrating Mass with their backs to people come this Advent or as the Trad camp insists “ad orientem” or facing … Continue reading

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