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Mary of Magdala, Apostle to the Apostles Catholic Community

7:47 and 1/3

“7:47 and 1/3”©         by Rev. Jim Ryan,  jimryan6885@gmail.com In another time of autocratic rule, when those who had the title of Peoples’ Representatives stood by and did nothing, the Nazi government followed Hitler’s lead from his tome, Mein Kampf, and engaged in the practice of the Big Lie.  In 1951, following what…
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“Thoughts on the 50th Anniversary of the Loss of RFK”

“Thoughts on the 50th Anniversary of the Loss of RFK”© by Rev. Jim Ryan,  jimryan6885@gmail.com Could there have been a more simple time?  Remember?  Remember. Well, there was the war. Never again would a war be so long, right?  And the riots.  And discrimination.  And family conversations- some would say disputes, some would say outright…
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“Corpus Christi past, present, future. Will liturgy survive?”

“Corpus Christi past, present, future.  Will liturgy survive?” © Thoughts on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, June 3, 2018 Rev. Jim Ryan,  jimryan6885@gmail.com This year’s Solemnity of Corpus Christi finds me wondering about the future of liturgy.  Many of us have memories of processions, incense, and multiple altars on which monstrances were placed.  Back in…
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