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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.

Amoris Laetitia 24: The Dignity of Work

We continue with a reflection on work. Hopefully readers don’t see this as a diversion before the main topic. Remember, this is part of a biblical reflection. My sense would be to take the whole passage (Psalm 128) and reflect … Continue reading

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Coma, As In Hair, Not Sleep

I like the mythological stories connected to the constellations of Earth’s sky. Often enough, some mortal gets rewarded for some effort of derring-do and in death ascends to the night sky to be admired and imitated by future generations. What … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 23: The Work of Your Hands

Paragraphs 23 through 26 fall under the theme, “The Work of Your Hands,” citing the second verse of the Psalm which continues to guide our reflection in this initial chapter of Amoris Laetitia: 23. At the beginning of Psalm 128, the … Continue reading

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Of Daniel Berrigan

I never met the man, but we did live in the same state for a number of years. I guess I was just too young. I put this short piece from And the Risen Bread on my facebook feed, but … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 22: Comfort and Accompaniment

Remember that Amoris Laetitia is online in pdf format here. Read ahead or back, as you wish. We finish up our jolt of reality (paragraphs 19-22) with a thought from the final book of the Bible, looking to a time when … Continue reading

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What A Difference A Year Makes

I was thinking US politics. Outsiders getting some heavy support. Losers in this election year will have good reason to take things pretty hard. Will any of them be good losers, too? And if not, what will happen? I was … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 21: The Gospel Witness

Pope Francis pours out several Gospel accounts, real-life or in parable, that witness to the Lord’s connection to and affection for the family in need: 21. Jesus himself was born into a modest family that soon had to flee to … Continue reading

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