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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.

MR Prefaces: Common Preface VII

The English translation of the Roman Missal Second Edition labeled seven prefaces “for General Use.” One more than in the Missal currently in use. ICEL included what appears to be an original composition. What do you make of this text? … Continue reading

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Jonah’s Lament

Image credit: By Diliff, CC BY 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=823649 I was thinking of the prophet Jonah earlier today. Specifically, his psalm that is featured in chapter two of the book of that name. In liturgy, how would this lyric fit? It … Continue reading

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On Reconciliation and Penance

What to look at next on this site? I suppose I could focus exclusively on the “Way of Beauty” document from 2006. That will continue daily for an estimated two to three months. It’s a good document; quite interesting. A … Continue reading

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Via Pulchritudinis: How can the Via Pulchritudinis be a Response? Part 3

As we examine the question, How can the Via Pulchritudinis be a Response? we read the concession that philosophy is part of, but not the complete way we encounter the Way of Beauty. The way I read it: God made human beings to … Continue reading

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Fratelli Tutti 281: Religion And Violence

Today, a brief word on the possibility of peace, and the deep, deep likelihood that we will find a surprising Matthew 21:31 moment at the end of time: RELIGION AND VIOLENCE 281. A journey of peace is possible between religions. … Continue reading

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Sorting

The sorting is complete. I thought I’d try a new technique: after the dump, go through 1,026 pieces and screen for color. As a further challenge, I never look at the box once I begin. For scenery, it’s easy to … Continue reading

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All Symbols Matter

I saw this bit on NCRep from the CNS on crucifixes in public classrooms. It’s Italy, not the US. But it brings to mind another occasional conservative vector that often makes me wonder, “Do we really want to go there?” … Continue reading

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Via Pulchritudinis: How can the Via Pulchritudinis be a Response? Part 2

Our second part looking at section II-2, and the question: How can the Via Pulchritudinis be a Response? This call to philosophers might surprise some people, but is not the via pulchritudinis also a via veritatis on which man engages to discover the bonitas of God’s love, source of … Continue reading

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All Eyes On Jupiter

Literally. Amateur astronomers all over the world, most all the time, it seems. Citizen (full-in-the-blank). Dislike that term. Citizen Journalist. Citizen Researcher. Citizen Kane. Citizen Mind-Your-Own-Business. I don’t mind calling myself an amateur astronomer. Or at least I did before … Continue reading

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Fratelli Tutti 280: The Intercession For Unity

Let’s not think of unity as an exclusively Roman Catholic thing in the face of real or imagined threats of schism, disagreements, a Left/Right divide, and so on. (Though that petition for confessional unity is important.) 280. At the same … Continue reading

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One Down, One More To Go

For me, it’s usually a winter activity. But summer sunlight was helpful to solve the subtleties in the dark shades at the top. As you can see in the shine, all the pieces were the same pattern and many very … Continue reading

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St Charles, Visalia CA

I was alerted to my late friend Charles’ parish’s building project here. Considering his devotion to music, liturgy, and service, it is a worthy confluence of nomenclature.  Image credit: Alejandra Molina, Religion News Service.

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A (Pope) Like That Won’t Tell You What You Should Do

More fuss on the Catholic Right about Pope Francis’ latest airplane presser. I’ve already seen anguish in some social media outlets about confession being out the window and the like. My thought? Let’s cop a riff from a fine Billy … Continue reading

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Via Pulchritudinis: How can the Via Pulchritudinis be a Response? Part 1

We begin five posts on the heading/question/section on II-2 How can the Via Pulchritudinis be a Response? Reminding those following here, or especially if this discussion is new, that part II addresses the “proposal” that the Church consider the “Way of Beauty” as … Continue reading

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Gymnasts Go To Washington

A sex offender embedded in the US Olympic system was bad enough. Yesterday and today, media mainstream and otherwise is all over the sensational testimony of abuse survivors who anchored some of the most amazing Olympic teams in history. McKayla … Continue reading

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