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About catholicsensibility

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

OCM 4: The Supernatural Element of Christian Marriage

The former Rite of Marriage (1969), significantly revised and updated in 1991, eventually found its way into English translation in 2016. We’ll continue a look at the introduction to the Order of Celebrating Matrimony. Today, paragraph number four begins with a … Continue reading

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OCM 3: Gift(s) of Marriage

The former Rite of Marriage (1969) was significantly revised and updated in 1991. The English translation came later, in 2016. We continue a careful look at the introduction to the Order of Celebrating Matrimony. This introduction gives pastoral ministers–not just clergy, … Continue reading

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To Guard And Guide

My favorite guardian angel is Raphael. One of my favorite biblical books describes his mission, assisting young Tobiah retrieve a treasure from his father’s close friend Gabael: So, son, find yourself a trustworthy person who will make the journey with … Continue reading

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OCM 2: Fidelity and Unity

The former Rite of Marriage (1969) was significantly revised and updated in 1991. The English translation was rolled out a few years ago, 2016. We’ll continue a look at the introduction to the Order of Celebrating Matrimony. Today, paragraph number two … Continue reading

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OCM 1: Covenant

The former Rite of Marriage (1969) has been significantly revised and updated into the Order of Celebrating Matrimony (1991/2016). Some new elements were introduced with the latest edition and translation of the Roman Missal (2010), and others with the assembly … Continue reading

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My Friend Charles

Surfing facebook and dodging political news and commentary, I found this tribute to a good friend in ministry who passed away yesterday. Before our one face-to-face meeting in Seattle more than a year ago, he and I conversed telephonically a … Continue reading

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Talky Science Fiction

Sometime in the last century, producers of pop culture discovered that science fiction and fantasy mixed with visual special effects and action makes for both popular movies with the general public and money for the corporations behind them. Between the … Continue reading

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