Author Archives: Susan Kehoe

About Susan Kehoe

I am the wife of a Catholic deacon living in Des Moines Iowa. My husband Larry was ordained in 2006. We have two children and five grandchildren.. Our daughter and her family live in Ireland, and our son and his family live in Franklin Massachusetts.

Gay Marriage Bullies: Irish Edition

Ireland has been post Christian for quite some time. It is a society that barely has a remnant of even cultural Catholicism left.  Yet I still find this shocking. To see how straitjacketed the debate about gay marriage has become, … Continue reading

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Standing Up to the Bullies

Our Bishop is standing form and supporting our local Catholic High School (see the postbelow) in rescinding a job offer to a man who is in a same sex relationship.  The Bishop released a statement: While we respect all persons and … Continue reading

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The War on Churches on the “Wrong Side of History” Comes to Des Moines

From KCCI, our local CBS affiliate: WEST DES MOINES, Iowa —A local man said he was denied a teaching job because he is gay.Tyler McCubbin said the Dowling Catholic High School president made him an offer, but later revoked it … Continue reading

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He Is Risen!

Happy Easter! Yes I know that I am a bit late. But it is Easter until Pentecost, and this is my hectic time of year. Easter Vigil at our parish was just beautiful this year. The best ever. I think … Continue reading

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Belief-less Christianity

John Shuck, a Presbyterian minister,  thinks that is perfectly reasonable to not believe in God and remain in ministry.  (H/T Real Clear Religion) “How can you call yourself a Christian, let alone a minister?!” I get asked that question frequently … Continue reading

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I’d Rather be in Italy

Sorry for not  blogging. But. This is my busy, stress filled time of year. It is time to wind down the preparations for those who decide to come into the Church at Easter Vigil. 1st Communion is just around the corner. … Continue reading

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The Tragedy of Moral Relativism

“Today, having a clear faith based on the Creed of the Church is often labeled as fundamentalism. Whereas relativism, that is, letting oneself be “tossed here and there, carried about by every wind of doctrine”, seems the only attitude that … Continue reading

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