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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.

Vacancy

Fr Anthony posted at PrayTell today that it’s been two months since the CDWDS head was shipped off to Valencia. I wondered over there if all of the Holy Father’s candidates have turned him down. What if you posted a job … Continue reading

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Anniversaries

My wife greeted me with “Happy Anniversary!” this morning. “Anni” is not operative, truly. It’s been 225 months, 75 seasons, 18.75 years. WordPress sent me 8th anniversary greetings, too. I don’t follow those commemorations as closely. It will be ten … Continue reading

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The Synod Fathers Speak 10: Looking Ahead With Prayer

For reference, the so-called “short” document is online is here, in English. Today, I’ll reproduce the bishops’ final request of us, that we journey with them on this pilgrimage: We Synod Fathers ask you walk with us towards the next Synod. … Continue reading

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The Precipice

Ross Douthat wrings his hands in the NYT: (A)dmitting the divorced-and-remarried to communion … conflicts sharply with the church’s historic teaching on marriage’s indissolubility. Except that it really doesn’t. Did he say “precipice”? I like to watch a bit when … Continue reading

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DPPL 108: Five Christmas Contributions of Popular Piety

How would you assess popular piety along these five points? 108. Much of the richness and complexity of the mystery of the Lord’s manifestation is reflected in displays of popular piety, which is especially sensitive to the childhood of Christ … Continue reading

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The Synod Fathers Speak 9: The Eucharist

The Sunday Eucharist has a pull for many believers. We would do well to consider what a grace that is. The high point which sums up all the threads of communion with God and neighbor is the Sunday Eucharist when … Continue reading

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DPPL 106-107: Christmastide

Two sections give an overview of the Christmas season. And friends, think season not day. The season contains two anchors: the nativity and the revelation to the world: 106. During Christmastide, the Church celebrates the mystery of the Lord’s manifestation: … Continue reading

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