Author Archives: Susan Kehoe

About Susan Kehoe

I am the wife of a Catholic deacon living in Des Moines Iowa. My husband Larry and I have been married 39 years. But the deacon’s wife gig is a new twist. Larry was ordained in August of 2006. We have two children and five grandchildren. The oldest grandchild is ten and the youngest is three. Our daughter and her family live in Ireland, and our son and his family live in Franklin Massachusetts.

Breaking News: Pope Benedict Will Retire

My husband broke the news as he handed me coffee.  From Vatican Radio: Pope Benedict XVI on Monday said he plans on resigning the papal office on February 28th. Below please find his announcement. Full text of Pope’s declaration I … Continue reading

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In Ireland on the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

My favorite deacon and I are in Ireland visiting our daughter and her family. I have been hanging out with my beautiful grandchildren. That is why the silence from this blog has been deafening. I will resume blogging when we … Continue reading

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As Christmas Draws to an End

The good news is that today was a very productive work day for me. Unfortunately, that means that I didn’t get time to post. I had wanted to write on the reading from the Divine Office for today, because it … Continue reading

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“Put No Trust in Princes”

Put no trust in princes, in children of Adam powerless to   save. Who breathing his last, returns to the earth; that day all his planning comes to nothing.Psalm 146:3-4 There is a lot of post election blues and even some … Continue reading

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The Theology of the Barn Yard

People find themselves drawn to the Catholic Church and the RCIA for many different reasons. Each person has a unique conversion story. A few years ago there was a man who came through our RCIA that made quite an impression … Continue reading

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Happy New Year Revolution

Yup.  It is me; still breathing. Out of hiding at last. I hope that you and yours are having a very blessed Christmas season. This has been a challenging Christmas season in Casa Kehoe. My dear husband was and is … Continue reading

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Reasons to Vote for the Not Obama Candidate

I am simply Catholic. Not a Democrat. Not a Republican. This election has my brain in a twist. On one hand, I can’t vote for Obama. He has jumped the shark on abortion and freedom of religion. On the other … Continue reading

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How to Fail as a Blogger

Don’t blog for over a month. I don’t need 10 ways to fail.  Sigh. OK. I am going to try to be a faithful blogger. Frankly I thought of throwing in the keyboard, but the Holy Spirit keeps nudging me. … Continue reading

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Can the Clock Be Turned Back on the Sexual Revolution?

Kathleen Jean Lopex interviews Mary Eberstadt on her latest book Adam and Eve After the Pill . Excerpt: Lopez:   Given the seminal event the introduction of the contraceptive pill was, and the ubiquitous nature of contraception in American lives, … Continue reading

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It’s a Mad Mad World

This is just plain nuts (H/T New Advent: Hunter Spanjer says his name with a certain special hand gesture, but at just three and a half years old, he may have to change it. “He’s deaf, and his name sign, … Continue reading

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