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About catholicsensibility

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

Aparecida 136-137: Configured To The Master

Once we have set ourselves on the journey to follow the Master (129-135) we align our lives to his (136-142): 4.2 CONFIGURED TO THE MASTER 136. Admiration for the person of Jesus, his call and his loving gaze, seek to … Continue reading

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Coverage of the Sun

Put up earlier on my facebook page. Getting ourselves setup on the side porch. The young miss with NASA tv on the laptop. My half-broken binoculars projecting the sun’s image onto a clothing box: My guess is that we were … Continue reading

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Aparecida 134-135: Intensity in Faith Leads To Discipleship

I once heard a pastor encourage all parishioners to get involved in a ministry. Not the first step, I think. Not at all. We are believers first; we have an initial response to the invitation to faith. From there, we grow … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: 3 Peculiars

After watching the movie and largely enjoying it, I looked forward to reading Ransom Riggs’ “trilogy” about the peculiar children. You may know the premise: the author has used unusual vintage photographs to fuel the details of a modern fantasy … Continue reading

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For The Future

I see some potential developments from the current unrest in the US. Today, mostly focusing on the positive: I think there will be an acceleration of the taking down of statues, flags, and other symbols. It will probably include that … Continue reading

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Aparecida 132-133: The Family of Christ

Jesus offers a connection, something beyond that of servant, beyond the one who simply bows at his feet and submits. 132. With the parable of the vine and the branches (cf. Jn 15:1-8) Jesus reveals the type of bond that … Continue reading

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More on Doxxing

A facebook friend linked to this thoughtful commentary on doxxing, and I found myself tipped to the non-dox side. Because of this: Doxxing and social vilification complicates that. It’s harder to walk away from the group you’ve attached yourself to … Continue reading

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