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

Christus Vivit 59: Blessed Isidore Bakanja

Pope Francis looks to sub-Saharan Africa for an example of saintliness in the young: 59. Blessed Isidore Bakanja was a layman from the Congo who bore witness to his faith. He was tortured at length for having proposed Christianity to … Continue reading

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Sharing Hysteria

Over the years, many Catholic bloggers have gone gah-gah over preachers who utilized one of the proclamations of Jesus feeding the multitudes to preach on what a miracle the sharing of loaves and fish might have been. Applying some reverse … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 58: Blessed Ceferino Namuncurá

The eighth of the Holy Father’s youthful saints is a fellow countryman. Other connections: the boy studied with the Salesians and adopted Dominic Savio as a role model. Like Dominic, he also died of illness in his teens while aspiring … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 57: Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus

Pope Francis profiles not just another saint, but a Doctor of the Church. To get to know her, read her autobiography. If you prefer a listening experience, hear what Bishop Sheen said of her. 57. Saint Thérèse of the Child … Continue reading

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An Answer To A Question

This response answers the question I’ve asked many times (like here or here or here) on this site: What if we didn’t fire the person? Sometimes the answer is obvious. A person with authority continues to manipulate and abuse younger … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 56: Saint Dominic Savio

Another saint, an associate of St John Bosco, and revered by the Salesians, which is enough of an endorsement for me: 56. Saint Dominic Savio offered all his sufferings to Mary. When Saint John Bosco taught him that holiness involves … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 55: Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

Another saint, well known to many in North America. 55. In that same century, Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, a young native of North America, was persecuted for her faith and, to escape, walked over three hundred kilometers in the wilderness. Kateri … Continue reading

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