Author Archives: Reyanna Rice

“Pope Francis is popular but not a populist,” prominent Argentinean theologian says

There has been a flurry of articles in the last few days all around the theme of the 4th anniversary of the election of Pope Francis.  Many of them all run along the same lines but I found this one … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Fr Jim Hogan, 2nd Sunday of Lent, March 12, 2017

•Genesis 12: 1-4 * 2 Timothy 1: 8-10 * Matthew 17: 1-9• Weekly Scripture Readings: 2nd Sunday in Lent I have stood many times on top of Mount Tabor in Galilee, just as I have stood many times on top of … Continue reading

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Will Pope Francis Pull It Off?

A bit of a long read, but worth it.  It is always interesting to hear from voices in other countries regarding this papacy.  We here in the US, IMHO, are getting a sometimes very slanted view of Pope Francis….reyanna By … Continue reading

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How simple conversation turned adversaries into friends

I was delightfully surprised to see this US Catholic article pop up in my Twitter feed.  I know, and probably many of you know, the two people featured in this article.  I worked with Betsy at Community Medical Center in … Continue reading

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Is Pope Francis really facing a coup? Or just ‘fake news’?

Well, PF was on retreat some miles outside of Rome, so the news cycle was slow.  Then today, several good articles popped up.  This is the first of three I will post. They are all good ones….reyanna By David Gibson … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Fr Jim Hogan, 1sr Sunday of Lent, March 5, 2017

•Genesis: 2:7 -9; 3: 1-7 * Romans 5: 12, 17-19 *Matthew 4: 1-11 • Weekly Scripture Readings: 1st Sunday of Lent In our nation’s political world, this is a year, not only of utter surprise, but of growing chaos and confusion. There is … Continue reading

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Dare to Think

A short pithy Lenten meditation….reyanna By Anthony Egan SJ                March 3, 2017                Jesuit Institute of South Africa on-line The famous American circus showman P T Barnum … Continue reading

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Abuse survivor Marie Collins: “Resistance” from CDF led to my resignation from papal commission

“CDF” is “Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith” formerly known as the “Holy Office”, and before that the “Office of the Inquisition”….reyanna By Gerald O’Connell                             … Continue reading

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What’s going on with Pope Francis and the clergy sex abuse crisis?

Many of you may have already read  a number of articles in the last week related to Pope Francis and the clergy sex abuse crisis.  If you have not, I wanted to collect some of the major ones in this … Continue reading

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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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