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About catholicsensibility

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

Aparecida 230: Praying For Christian Unity

A brief paragraph, but an important reminder: 230. Sometimes we forget that unity is primarily a gift of the Holy Spirit, and we do not pray much for this intention. It’s good to remember that praying for unity is an … Continue reading

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Pro Pope Francis

Some discussion at PrayTell on the petition of encouragement for Pope Francis. Some of the discussion involves thoughtfulness on the demerits of signing. From Fr Anthony Ruff: I admit that I’m a bit uneasy with this thing. It feels to … Continue reading

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Aparecida 229: Authentic Apologetics

What is authentic apologetics? 229. Today the authentic apologetics practiced by Church fathers as explanation of the faith must be restored. Apologetics in itself does not have to be negative or merely defensive. Rather it entails the ability to say … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Address to CELAM 6: Not Yielding To Discouragement

In his address of the Holy Father to his brother bishops of Latin America, Pope Francis addresses the matter many of us in ministry often find in ourselves. It would be an Ignatian discipline to go back to the original … Continue reading

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Aparecida 228: The Justification For Ecumenism

Why ecumenism? Ask Pope John Paul II: 228. The justification for ecumenism is not merely sociological, but evangelical, trinitarian, and baptismal. “It expresses the real albeit imperfect communion” already existing between “those who were reborn by Baptism” and the concrete … Continue reading

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Project Almanac

I’m a softie for time travel movies above most other science fiction themes. I stumbled upon Project Almanac channel surfing last week on a day off, so I stuck with it. David Raskin, hopefully heading to MIT if the money … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Address to CELAM 5: Unity

Continuing with this address of the Holy Father to his brother bishops of Latin America. Pope Francis is concerned with the quality of unity. Let’s read to see what he thinks of it. When the disciples returned excited by the … Continue reading

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