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

Mutuae Relationes 45: Cordial Respect

You can check the full document online here anytime, but today’s brief post will underscore the need for respect. 45. In order that the relations between bishops and superiors produce increasingly more fruitful results, they must be developed in cordial respect … Continue reading

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DPPL 235: The Litany of the Saints

The Church reminds us that the Litany of the Saints is utilized more than just at the Easter Vigil: 235. The Litany of the Saints has been used in the Roman Church since the seventh century (Cf. Ordo Romanus in A. … Continue reading

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No Suffocation

I was a little surprised Aleteia published this 5 February interview. It was just posted yesterday. Archbishop Charles Palmer-Buckle on suffocation: (N)obody should stop anybody from saying what he or she thinks about the current state of marriage, family, etc. … Continue reading

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Mutuae Relationes 44: A Local Bishop’s Authority

The Church weighs in next on “Requirements of Religious Life.” The second part of Chapter VI–the next eight posts–will take is through these considerations. In today’s post, what Vatican II taught in its document on the ministry of bishops, a direct … Continue reading

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DPPL 234: Celebration of the Eucharist

Let’s look at the intersection of saints with the actual celebration of Mass. We’re moving beyond feast days as we read that saints are united with us as part of a universal Church: 234. The celebration of the feast of … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: A Natural History of the Piano

Stuart Isacoff’s book–I could call this a biography–is a hugely enjoyable read. Great combo of historical information, personal testimony of artists and by artists, and the occasional supporting illustration. Mr Isacoff starts with the ancient history of the instrument, early … Continue reading

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Mutuae Relationes 43: Too Tolerant?

Remember to refer to the full document Mutuae Relationes here. With this section we wrap up the first part of Chapter VI, discussing the pastoral mission of the Church. In this section the Church gives a case for harm. But is … Continue reading

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