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About catholicsensibility

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

Looking At Misericordia: Spirituality and Humanity

We continue to review Pope Francis’ address to the curia from this past December.┬áThis reflection on the word “misericordia,” or mercy proceeds today with a look at #3, two important qualities sometimes viewed with suspicion in some quarters. 3. Spirituality … Continue reading

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Laudato Si 242: Saint Joseph

The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. Joseph of Nazareth is also a noble model and partner for those who aspire to care more deeply for the created universe: 242. At her side in the … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Jesus of Nazareth

I began reading this book well over two years ago. I described it here metaphorically as “fruitcake soaked in rum.” I set the treat aside for many months, returning to it occasionally, finally finishing it this past week. I found … Continue reading

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Laudato Si 241: Queen of all Creation

The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. Mary is not only queen in heaven, but in the universe: 241. Mary, the Mother who cared for Jesus, now cares with maternal affection and pain for this … Continue reading

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Merciful To All

From the Wisdom of Solomon: For it is always in your power to show great strength,and who can withstand the might of your arm? Because the whole world before you is like a speck that tips the scales,and like a … Continue reading

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Facebook Is The New Chocolate

Checking my fb feed this morning and lots of friends are planning to run silent the next several weeks. I used to refrain from reading and commenting, but this blog has always been running daily, mostly. Laudato Si’ will return … Continue reading

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Joel Ushers In Lent

The Liturgy Commission got a few choices from me for Lenten entrance music. They chose the plea from Joel (not Billy): Parce, Domine, parce populo tuo: ne in aeternum irascaris nobis. The great prelude begins tomorrow: before Lent’s first Sunday … Continue reading

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