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Author Archive: Dr. Susan Timoney

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Is Forever Possible?

August 31, 2011 6 Comments
Is Forever Possible?

Susan Gibbs,  the former Executive Director of the Office of Communications for the Archdiocese of Washington posted this blog on the Diocese of Arlington website. With her permission, we are re-posting it because it is a perfect introduction to the importance of a conference the archdiocese is hosting on October 1 at Catholic University of America. Christ…or a sandy […]

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Undermining Religious Freedom

August 3, 2011 0 Comments
Undermining Religious Freedom

This week is the Archdiocese of Washington is participating in the Summer of Mercy 2.0 initiative. It could not be a more perfect response to decisions being made by the Health and Human Services Department.  This posting has been written by  Sr. Mary Ann Walsh of the USCCB Communications Office and really gets at the […]

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Sing with joy to God, Our Help

August 1, 2011 0 Comments
Sing with joy to God, Our Help

A long time ago, a popular magazine published a short test for people who were worried that they might be depressed. One of the questions was “Do you whistle?” And if yes, “Have you stopped whistling?” It seems that in general, people who whistle are happy people. Though at first , I thought this was […]

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Words that inspire

July 20, 2011 0 Comments
Words that inspire

Let me say upfront that I am neutral on Duke Athletics. Generally, if you are a college sports fan, you either love Duke or hate Duke. This blog is not about Duke Athletics, it is about Duke’s very successful basketball coach, Mike Krzyzewski. Coach Krzyzewski wrote an interesting piece on motivation in the “Word Craft” […]

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The worldliness of the Church

July 15, 2011 0 Comments
The worldliness of the Church

I had the great fortune of being in Rome for the past ten days, attending a colloquium and doing some lecturing on the mission and vocation of the laity. The events brought together theologians, canon lawyers, diocesan directors and ecumenists to reflect on the role of the laity in church and society since the Second […]

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Walking in the footsteps:Choosing Christ

April 15, 2011 0 Comments
Walking in the footsteps:Choosing Christ

San Stefano Rotondo dates from the 5th century, may be the oldest round Roman Church. It originally held the relics of St. Stephen, the first Martyr , whose relics had been discovered in the Holy Land. Because of this connection, the Church was modeled after the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. The frescoes on the […]

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Walking in the footsteps: In season and out

April 12, 2011 0 Comments
Walking in the footsteps: In season and out

“When he entered Rome, Paul was allowed to live by himself, with the soldier who was guarding him.” (Acts 28:16) Paul’s final days The book of Acts ends with Paul’s arrival in Rome and his preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ there while he awaits trial before the Roman emperor. Paul had been arrested […]

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Walking in the Footsteps: Fidelity

April 11, 2011 0 Comments
Walking in the Footsteps: Fidelity

The Witness of Martyrdom Today’s pilgrimage brings us to the Basilica of San Crisogono in Trastevere.  Situated on the site that is believed to have once been occupied by the oldest Church, built as such, in Rome.  The church honors the memory of Saint Chrysogonus, a Roman military officer who was martyred under Diocletian at […]

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