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About catholicsensibility

Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.

Dives in Misericordiae 13b: Centered on Christ

The heart of the Lord is more than a metaphor for love and mercy. It is an invitation to go deeply into the very mission of Christ: “He who has seen me has seen the Father.”(Jn. 14:9) The Church professes … Continue reading

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St Francis Xavier

I captured that image, right, two summers ago and blogged on it two years ago today. I pause whenever I see it on my phone. This work of art has great meaning to me. What a world we live in, … Continue reading

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Laudato Si 46: Social Aspects of Global Change

The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. Here, a brief discussion of the effects of change on a large scale–not just climate. 46. The social dimensions of global change include the effects of technological innovations … Continue reading

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Worthy Is The Lamb

What do you make of this song? When I borrowed the SLJ’s massive four-lp set from the Newman Community and got to Jesuit Bob Dufford’s effort here, it sure got my attention. I’ve always thought of it as absolutely crazy song, … Continue reading

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Ah! Wilderness

A thoughtful post on “de-screening” made me think a bit about our cross-country trek. Night one was spent in a cabin. While cell phone reception was spotty and there was no wi-fi, the television did have cable channels. So on … Continue reading

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Dives in Misericordiae 13a: Profess and Proclaim Mercy

“The Church Professes the Mercy of God and Proclaims It.” So we head into section 13 with this title. St John Paul begins a final summary, having cited a number of Scriptural references, especially the parable of the two sons. … Continue reading

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Only three US states cover a larger geographical area. While I’ve visited two of them, I’ve never driven across an expanse quite like the state of Montana. We picked up US route 212 in South Dakota yesterday morning, then cut … Continue reading

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