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.

Rest in Peace Mr. Spock

From the New York Times: Leonard Nimoy, the sonorous, gaunt-faced actor who won a worshipful global following as Mr. Spock, the resolutely logical human-alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise in the television and movie juggernaut “Star Trek,” died on … Continue reading

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Finding Holy Silence in the Desert of Lent

Lent is hard for me. It is my busy time in the Church. I am more Martha than Mary. But Iknow that I will fail in my ministry, and fail as a disciple, if I don’t cultivate a deep and … Continue reading

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Religious Freedom is So Last Century

The US Catholic bishops have been routinely mocked for their stance against the HHS mandate. Their concerns have been misunderstood. The bishops are not worried that Americans will not be allowed to worship. But they are concerned that our constitutional … Continue reading

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Surf Angel

Cool. A seminarian who died while surfing  is being considered for sainthood (via the WallStreet Journal): In January, the Vatican gave permission to Rio priests to gather evidence of Mr. Schäffer’s holiness and present it to the pope, a crucial … Continue reading

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Lent. Is. Hard

Well it has been a crazy, hectic, and frustrating day. It began whenI tried to blog something early this morning before work, but I had nothing. The ole brain just went blank. But I promised a certain deacon that I … Continue reading

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Rising from the Ashes

“You are dust and to dust you shall return” (Gn 3:19)  When you turn sixty, everyday is a wakeup call that life is short. Now I wake up when my favorite deacon stops snoring. Yet I am still startled every … Continue reading

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Return of A Deacon’s Wife?

Yikes it has been two years since my last post. Why so long? I was in a very long and dark tunnel due to Multiple Sclerosis. God led me out of it, finally, after a year in the black hole. … Continue reading

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