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

Christus Vivit 115: God Considers Us Worthy

The positive message continues, with a quote from a homily from three years ago: 115. For him, you have worth; you are not insignificant. You are important to him, for you are the work of his hands. That is why … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 114: God’s Love Expressed In The Bible

A good amount of biblical references in this numbered section: 114. In God’s word, we find many expressions of his love. It is as if he tried to find different ways of showing that love, so that, with one of … Continue reading

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Sometimes Sarcasm

It’s so truthful, it hurts: Let’s take a moment to honor the sacrifice of our brave school children who lay down their lives to protect the right to keep and bear arms. Amused at the NRA whining about people trying … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 113: Fatherhood

Chapter Four finds an acknowledgement that the father figure is often an indifferent or even a negative one. I was struck on a conservative website defending Theology of the Body and making an assumption of ideal behavior on the part … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 112: A God Who Is Love

Today we check the first of three Chapter Four themes, “A God who is love.” 112. The very first truth I would tell each of you is this: “God loves you”. It makes no difference whether you have already heard … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 111: A Threefold Message

Today we commence reading Chapter Four, “A great message for all young people.” 111. Putting all else aside, I now wish to speak to young people about what is essential, the one thing we should never keep quiet about. It … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 110: Life In Common vs Isolation

Chapter Three of Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation wraps up:  110. Yet let me also remind you that, “when we live apart from others, it is very difficult to fight against concupiscence, the snares and temptations of the devil, and the … Continue reading

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