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

Christus Vivit 176: Swimming Against The Tide

176. The importance of witness does not mean that we should be silent about the word. Why should we not speak of Jesus, why should we not tell others that he gives us strength in life, that we enjoy talking … Continue reading

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Aperuit Illis 9: Scripture on Scripture

We turn our attention from Emmaus to a strand of advice to Saint Timothy from his mentor. If it rings familiar, it was proclaimed at Mass this weekend: 9. In the Second Letter to Timothy, which is in some ways … Continue reading

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Beatitudes For The Weary Christian

One of my colleagues on Liturgy Commission shared Katie Cook’s “Beatitudes for the Weary Christian” from Seeds of Hope. I was thinking as I read the title of the handout, “I’m tired today. I really need this.” The one bit … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 175: Courageous Missionaries

Chapter Five’s last theme is “Courageous missionaries.” What does that mean? Catholics of all ages will find brave people in their midst. It’s not easy to care for sick loved ones, to stand up for our values, or to remain … Continue reading

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Aperuit Illis 8: Deepening Connections To The Sacraments And To The Lord

8. The journey that the Risen Lord makes with the disciples of Emmaus ended with a meal. The mysterious wayfarer accepts their insistent request: “Stay with us, for it is almost evening and the day is now far spent” (Lk … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 174: Young And Committed

The final paragraph on the theme “young and committed,” includes a quote lifted from a World Youth Day address: 174. I want to encourage all of you in this effort, because I know that “your young hearts want to build … Continue reading

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Aperuit Illis 7: Finding Christ in Scripture–Liturgy and Prayer

There’s a thought that all of the Old Testament speaks of and points to Christ. I wouldn’t outright disagree, but in the sense that the Bible presents a saving act by God toward all humankind, and this presentation culminates in … Continue reading

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