Monthly Archives: July 2016

Watching for God

Yet another article on Amoris laetitia but this one takes on the whole aspect of discernment that the document brings to the forefront in dealing with issues of “irregular” relationships.  BTW, whenever PF uses that term in his writings, he … Continue reading

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16 Habits Extremely Happy People All Share

These kinds of lists are usually not my thing.  I am always reminded of self-help Reader’s Digest articles!!   However, this one was quite good.  Interestingly there is nothing remotely connected to religion in this list….reyanna By Jim Haudan     … Continue reading

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How Helder Câmara carried out the Pact of the Catacombs in Recife

I hesitated posting this article because it is long.  But as I made my way through it, I realized it was rich with historical detail regarding the Second Vatican Council in addition to detailing the Pact of the Catacombs and … Continue reading

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Irregularity

There are some instances where just plain “bluntness” is needed.  This article is outlining one of those instances.  A bit of a warning….her bluntness may be a bit much for some readers.  I found it an honest, upfront challenge.  The … Continue reading

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After decades of mistrust, Pope pushes for breakthrough with China

If anybody can get this accomplished, it will be this pope.  With his emphasis on encounter and dialogue, his humility that has no need to be seen as in charge or to be recognized as superior, he has the “tools” … Continue reading

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Dear Pope Francis, End the Religious Ritual that Devalues Human Life

I so, so agree with this.  I also have problems with the constant begging and groveling language such as “Lord, have mercy!”.  If we truly trust in God, then we do not need to beg for mercy.  I think God … Continue reading

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The End of the ‘Reform of the Reform’: The Brief History of a Self-Referential Delusion

The “reform of the reform” is getting a lot of internet time these days, given what occurred with Crd Sarah and the turn-around situation and PF coming down on it quite quickly.  This article is an interesting read….at least it … Continue reading

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The Sublime Joys of Celibate Adultery

If nothing else the title of this article has caught your attention!!  It is a well-thought and thought provoking article.  The comment string is also interesting.  Commonweal strictly controls their comment strings and I find by and large that there … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Fr Jim Hogan, 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 17, 2016

•Genesis 18:1-10a • Colossians 1:24-28 • Luke 10:38-42• Weekly Scripture Readings:16th Sunday in Ordinary Time In May of this year I had the opportunity to travel extensively in the North African country of Morocco.  It was an amazing trip in … Continue reading

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Church must systematically reappraise its homophobia

This is a well-written article.  Let’s hope that the Jesuit that is now “in charge” listens to a fellow Jesuit.  I am finding they are a clannish bunch and network with each other.  Just because PF wears that white cassock, … Continue reading

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