Monthly Archives: February 2017

Weekly Homily from Fr Jim Hogan, 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 26, 2017

•Isaiah 49: 14-15 * I Corinthians 4: 1-5 * Matthew 6: 24-34• Weekly Scripture Readings: Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Since my ordination I have always devoted a considerable amount of time to homily preparation.  Today in senior status, I continue … Continue reading

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‘Would you baptize an alien?’ and other questions you’d want to ask Vatican astronomers

This is a fun article, but their answers are thought-provoking.  I notice from the picture these two guys have their priorities right…coffee/cappuccino, then questions. I notice this article is from 2014, but I just came across it.  Along the lines … Continue reading

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Pope vs Conservatives – when the shepherd wears lace

Russell Politt is a Jesuit and Director of the Jesuit Institute of South Africa.  This is a very well-written article.  He very articulately lays out the details of the continuing Burke “soap opera”, which is not news to many of … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Fr Jim Hogan, 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 19, 2017

Because of his schedule, Fr Jim sent this to me early and then I post it late.  How does that work?  Best laid plans, I guess…..reyanna\ •Leviticus 19: 1-18 * I Corinthians 3: 16-23 * Matthew 5: 38-48• Weekly Scripture … Continue reading

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Letter from Rome: Rise in populist leaders worries Vatican

This article is posted in full by express permission of its author since it is behind a pay wall.  Thank you, Robert Mickens and La Croix International for your graciousness.  Interesting reading!!…reyanna By Robert Mickens           … Continue reading

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Collateral Damage

I have to resist the feeling that sometimes it feels as if Trump has sucked all the oxygen out of our country…..reyanna By Gordon Marino                               … Continue reading

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Pope Francis to activists: Stand with migrants, do not deny climate science, there is no such thing as ‘Islamic terrorism’

PF has spoken to this particular meeting three years in a row now.  I do believe he was very familiar with this meeting of “Popular Movements” from his time as the cardinal archbishop of Buenos Aires, if not earlier.  You … Continue reading

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Pope appears to back native tribes in Dakota Pipeline conflict

Below is another picture from this meeting with indigenous people with PF from today.  This story is getting a lot of exposure all across the internet.  The picture below is really amazing.  The woman may be blessing him, but one … Continue reading

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Why this Jesuit working for Israeli-Palestinian peace is hopeful

This man is giving an amazing witness to peace and hope.  The interviewer is Fr. Matt Malone, editor of America Magazine.  He asks the man, also a Jesuit, to talk about his background, which is an amazing story in itself. … Continue reading

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It’s Not Just Cardinal Burke

This author is a very brilliant young church historian who has lived and taught in the US since he immigrated from Italy 9 years ago.  He is now at Villanova teaching about the American Catholic Experience.  He follows what is … Continue reading

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