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

Amoris Laetitia 291: Treating Weakness

Here we go: Chapter Eight. Pope Francis titled it “Accompanying, Discerning, and Integrating Weakness.” Section 291 and the twenty-one that follow have received the lion’s share of scrutiny in this document. This has been especially from self-admitted faithful Catholics, bishops, … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 290: The Family As Agent of Pastoral Activity

We come to the end of Chapter Seven, and first we ponder a larger citation from the final report of the synod bishops: 290. ‚ÄúThe family is thus an agent of pastoral activity through its explicit proclamation of the Gospel … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 289: From Children to Mission

Let’s read: 289. The work of handing on the faith to children, in the sense of facilitating its expression and growth, helps the whole family in its evangelizing mission. It naturally begins to spread the faith to all around them, … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 288: Adapting To Individual Young Persons

One reason why the home is optimal is the opportunity for parents who know each of their children to tailor a young person’s formation to individual need: 288. Education in the faith has to adapt to each child, since older … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 287: Passing on the Faith

No smart-aleck comments on the title of the final theme of Chapter Seven. We’re talking about the faith¬†formation of young people. 287. Raising children calls for an orderly process of handing on the faith. This is made difficult by current … Continue reading

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What Another Month May Bring

I’m less inclined than I was at the dawn of this blog to share much personal stuff. The most interesting aspects of church ministry involve things that are either privileged and confidential information or just better unshared with the populace … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 286: Dialogue Beyond Just Words

Face it: human beings are complex creatures. Each one of us brings multiple aspects of nature and nurture into the person we are: 286. Nor can we ignore the fact that the configuration of our own mode of being, whether … Continue reading

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