Monthly Archives: December 2016

What to expect from Pope Francis in 2017

I have received permission from the author, Fr Michael Kelly at ucanews.com, to post this article in its entirety.  Thanks, Fr. Kelly!! By Fr Michael Kelly S.J.      December 21, 2016               ucanews.com … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Fr Jim Hogan, Christmas, December 25, 2016

•Isaiah 7: 10-14 + Romans 1: 1-7 + Luke 2: 8-12 or 15-20• Weekly Scripture Readings: You will need to manually look up the readings Merry Christmas! This year Christmas is surrounded by transition and turmoil. The lyrics of the refrain … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Fr Jim Hogan, Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 18, 2016

•Isaiah 7: 10-14 + Romans 1: 1-7 + Matthew 1: 18-24• Weekly Scripture Readings: Fourth Sunday of Advent In this time of political transition and turmoil, the lyrics of Leonard Cohen’s song: “Anthem,” have helped me be focused in my Advent … Continue reading

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Coming to Newark Archdiocese: A Different Kind of Cardinal

I find it hopeful when I read about members of the “hierarchy” who DO get it!  Francis is finding them, but it is taking him a lot of hunting.  And this particular diocese really needs someone like this guy.  This … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ Christmas Eve Homily

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Weekly Homily from Fr Jim Hogan, Third Sunday of Advent, December 11, 2016

I have been remiss in getting these posted.  It is just a matter of forgetfulness and a busy time of the year…. reyanna •Isaiah 35: 1-6, 10 + James 5: 7-10 + Matthew 11: 2-11• Weekly Scripture Readings: Third Sunday of … Continue reading

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Priestly Ministry in the Mind and Heart of Pope Francis: 7 Points

This is a bit of a lengthy read, but well worth it.  When I finished reading it my thought was “We can only wish and, boy oh boy, does Francis have his work cut out for him!”.  I shared this … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Fr Jim Hogan, Second Sunday of Advent, December 4, 2016

•Isaiah 11: 1-10 + Romans 5: 4-9 + Matthew 3: 1-12• Weekly Scripture Readings: Second Sunday of Advent Ring the bells that sdtill can ring.                               … Continue reading

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