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

Aparecida 457: Complementarity

Women are partners with men in the tasks of the sacred and secular realms. 457. The wisdom of God’s plan demands that we foster the development of their female identity in reciprocity and complementarity with the identity of men. This … Continue reading

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Which Of the Six?

Commenting here, Liam wondered where this news falls on the scale of the six. I don’t know if that’s a direct invitation to comment. But seeing as I’ve offered no commentary outside of documents for a week or two, I’ll … Continue reading

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GeE 82: An Army Of The Forgiven

82. Jesus does not say, “Blessed are those who plot revenge”. He calls “blessed” those who forgive and do so “seventy times seven” (Mt 18:22). We need to think of ourselves as an army of the forgiven. By forgiving others, … Continue reading

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Aparecida 456: Motherhood

A brief reflection on motherhood in context of home, society, education, and especially faith: 456. Motherhood must be valued as a superb mission of women. It is not in opposition to their professional development and the exercise of all their … Continue reading

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GeE 81: Merciful, As The Father Is Merciful

81. Giving and forgiving means reproducing in our lives some small measure of God’s perfection, which gives and forgives superabundantly. For this reason, in the Gospel of Luke we do not hear the words, “Be perfect” (Mt 5:48), but rather, … Continue reading

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Aparecida 453-455: Offenses Against Women

453. We regret that countless women of every condition are not valued in their dignity, are often alone and abandoned, and do not receive sufficient acknowledgement for their dedicated sacrifice and even heroic generosity in the care and education of … Continue reading

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GeE 80: Blessed Are The Merciful

Do you suppose the fifth Beatitude is a favorite of the Holy Father? He suggests mercy is a matter of both kindly action as well as an attitude toward others. “Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy” 80. … Continue reading

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