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About catholicsensibility

Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.

DPPL 65-66: Deviations in Popular Piety

After some praise from the Magisterium (DPPL 61-64) comes a few cautions. I’ve pulled out the particulars into bullet points–these are not formatted as such in the original text: 65. While the Magisterium highlights the undeniable qualities of popular piety, it … Continue reading

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Cupich on Liturgy

New Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich was supposedly tapped to serve in Milwaukee a few years ago, but the move was blocked overseas, according to Rocco Palmo. That’s a fascinating little tidbit, as is the fact this is the first incoming … Continue reading

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If It Is Archbishop Cupich …

… the prelate identified with this statement: Very caustic language wears thin quickly. I think my approach works better in the long run. The man is definitely not a culturewarrior. Mark Shea is a skeptic. His commentariat comes down mostly … Continue reading

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On Goodell

Not a good week for the AWOL NFL commissioner. Even Michael Vick endorsed him. You have to give the man a chance, you have to him a chance, you have to give everybody a chance to get it right. I … Continue reading

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DPPL 64: An Antidote to “Sects”

John Paul II suggests that the Catholic distinctiveness is its culture of piety. Do you think it’s an adequate bulwark against “sects”–read evangelical Protestants? 64. The Magisterium also highlights the importance of popular piety for the faith-life of the People … Continue reading

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Donuts and Rings

The spin cycle is on full tilt in some quarters of the blogosphere. Fr Ray Blake fusses a bit about the Church going to the peripheries as he tries to convince himself it’s not all bad that Cardinal Burke’s career … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Nancy Kress

Nancy Kress is not your usual science fiction author. Like others, she pops a big idea into her stories, then see where it leads the characters. In almost everything I’ve read from her, she looks deep within the person and explores … Continue reading

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