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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 69: Associations

I’m not sure I would consider these groups as “equally important” to families. Important and vital, to be sure. But families are still the key. That said, let’s read what they have to say about “confraternities and other … associations”: … Continue reading

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Taking Flight

Late tomorrow morning, I plan to be sitting in a plane flying to Chicago. Then a bit later, a different aircraft heading for the south shore of Lake Ontario. Posting might continue semi-regularly for the next nine days. Or I … Continue reading

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When Loud Is Bad, Even When It Tries To Be Good

Much is made of the apparent fading influence of religion in the public square. I think I’ve read about it on dotCommonweal, RNS, and maybe one or two conservative sites. I think one reason a lot of religious conservatives might … Continue reading

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War Is … Fill In The Blank

Evangelical conservatives are feeling the woes. I don’t get it. You fight a war, under any circumstances, and there will be at least one loser. (Usually both sides lose, but that’s fodder for another post.) A person who wages real … Continue reading

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DPPL 68: The Family

You might imagine that if we’re talking about family after Vatican II, St John Paul is being cited: 68. Pope John Paul II has shown how the family can be a subject of popular piety. The exhortation Familiaris Consortio, having … Continue reading

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More Elder Siblings

If you think Jesus is preaching about economics in this past weekend’s Gospel reading, our associate pastor said during the homily, you have missed the point. Sunday’s cycle A reading for Ordinary #25 is delicious. The whole debate, discussion, foaming … Continue reading

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DPPL 67: Spiritual Life

DPPL 67-69 is presented under a heading of “The Subject of Popular Piety.” These are additions to magisterial comments of the previous sections 61-66 and briefly treat three issues, including today’s, the spiritual life: 67. The Church’s Magisterium, mindful that … Continue reading

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