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

Amoris Laetitia 48: Elderly Persons

The synod bishops also looked to those nearing the end of their natural lives: 48. “Most families have great respect for the elderly, surrounding them with affection and considering them a blessing. A special word of appreciation is due to … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 47: Persons With Special Needs

Pope Francis reminds us that the synod bishops were also aware of the challenge and witness of families that include persons with “special needs”: 47. The Fathers also called particular attention to “families of persons with special needs, where the … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 46: Human Migration

The synod bishops addressed the topic of migration: 46. “Migration is another sign of the times to be faced and understood in terms of its negative effects on family life”.(Relatio Synodi 2014, 8) A long quote; be patient with it, … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 45: Obstacles for Children

The synod bishops were certainly aware of many of the challenges faced by children in the modern world: 45. “A great number of children are born outside of wedlock, many of whom subsequently grow up with just one of their … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 44: Issues of Material Provision

Remember that Amoris Laetitia is online here. Pope Francis cites bishops again. One of the curial departments advocates for decent housing with basic services: 44. The lack of dignified or affordable housing often leads to the postponement of formal relationships. It … Continue reading

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Book of the Gospels

My previous parish received its new Book of the Gospels a few weeks ago. One of my friends shared an image of it with me, and I thought I’d share it with you readers: The artist is Jana Pullman. The … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 43: Faith and Religious Practice Weakens

Pope Francis cites the synod bishops on a concern of pastoral importance, the decline of religion in society: 43. The weakening of faith and religious practice in some societies has an effect on families, leaving them more isolated amid their … Continue reading

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