Tag Archives: Homilies

Is This Where Some Pope Francis Fans Exit The Bus?

See, he gave a little homily today, like he usually does. The first reading was from good ole 1 Maccabees, which is a book that I didn’t even know existed for the longest time. Lots of important history in 1 … Continue reading

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Unpacking Pope Francis’s Interview (Part II) UPDATED

I’m back to unpacking Pope Francis’s interview, though the world seems to have moved on. Last time we left off with thoughts on aligning our minds with the mind of the Church, and I’ll will pick up from there.

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Pope Francis’s Homily On the Last Ember Day of Autumn

It seems fitting to me, at least. Especially this part,

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“There is a wide difference between Christians and the men of this world.”

That’s the title of the fourth homily of Macarius. I thought of his homilies after meditating a bit on today’s Gospel reading. You know, the part that goes “strive to enter through the narrow gate…“

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Like Only Nixon Could Go To China, Can Only Pope Francis Preach About The Devil?

Show of hands, how many of you have you heard your parish priest mention the Devil in a homily? Pope Francis doesn’t seem self conscious, or embarrassed, about doing so. This excerpt is from yesterday’s Mass at Domus Sanctae Marthae,

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If Only I Could Get A Room At St. Martha’s House!

Then I could attend daily mass with Pope Francis. Of course, I can get the next best thing, by following along with Vatican Radio’s coverage. (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis, during Mass at the Casa Santa Martha on Saturday morning, invited … Continue reading

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What Three Exclamation Points in a Pope Francis Homily Really Look Like…

From this past Sunday, I would like to ask you: have you sometimes heard the voice of the Lord which through a desire, a certain restlessness, invites you to follow Him more closely? Have you heard it? I can’t hear … Continue reading

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Pope Francis gives Urbi et Orbi Easter message…

  Jesus is risen! There is hope for us. They that have ears, let them hear…

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Pope Francis’s Homily for Easter Vigil: “Be Opened!”

Hearing il Papa’s words, all I can think of is Ephphatha (be opened)!

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Pope Francis Mentions Pelagians in His Chrism Mass Homily…

And everyone runs for their history books! Oh wait. Not really. 

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