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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.

Fr Groeschel Caught Up In Urrutigoity Scandal

With the curtain up on part 3 of the Carlos Urrutigoity soap opera at dotCommonweal, retired EWTN celebrity and supporting player Benedict Groeschel is put under an uncomfortable spotlight, post and commentariat both. What constitutes piling on an elderly man, … Continue reading

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DPPL 41: The Tridentine Stamp on Catholicism

A council never has the final word. It is always in the implementation that the council’s real work is done and the impact achieved. Trent was certainly successful in placing a stamp on Roman Catholicism: 41. The Catholic reform, with … Continue reading

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Dealing With The Distasteful

I was trolling around facebook and I found a new iteration of an old, bad idea. The good news, I suppose, is that the wind has gone out of those angry, possibly envious, sails. The original site is now gone. But … Continue reading

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DPPL 39-40: Trent, the Good and Bad

The Council of Trent gets a bad rap, especially in progressive circles. But in many ways it did address, or attempt to address, the need for reform. Was active participation really a priority, as stated here: 39. In conformity with … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on Bishops and Priests

NCRep notes key passages from the Holy Father’s address to the Korean bishops were excised from the web. Were they “tough” as the NCRep headlined it? Honest, I would say … or presume to say. I would want that kind … Continue reading

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MM, MM, Reaction, mmm

NCRep reports on a concession from the Legionaries on comparing their disgraced founder with a saint. Maybe all those internet commentaries suggesting this is a sign the LC should be mothballed permanently got someone’s attention. Will the $100M campaign stall? … Continue reading

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DPPL 37-38: Reform Shatters On The Rocks of Catechesis

A generation or two before Trent, at least two schoalrs advocated for reforms familiar to 20th century Catholics: 37. Among those most concerned for the reform of the Church at beginning of the sixteenth century, mention must be of two … Continue reading

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