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.

The Age of Chaos

The one thing that the presidential election confirmed is that we Americans are a very divided people.  Certainly, this is nothing new. There has never been a national consensus shared by all citizens. The problem is that each side of … Continue reading

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The Hollowing of Grief

Dad died suddenly just after 2 am on July 4th. Grief, I am learning, is an odd emotional state to be in. The moment that I saw Dad on the floor, I knew that he was gone. In that moment … Continue reading

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Goodbye 2016 and good riddance

Well 2016 was a heck of a year. The elections primary and general were just plain weird. I was a #never Hillary and #never Trump voter.  Our ruling class has descended to the bottom of the sewer. Along with our … Continue reading

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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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