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About catholicsensibility

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

Dives in Misericordiae 13c: Word and Sacraments

Some traditional language here about the Church being entrusted with and dispensing the sacraments. But in essence it is believers who encounter the Lord’s mercy through the preaching of the Word (not just when mercy is explicitly proclaimed) and the Sacraments. St … Continue reading

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San Ignacio de Loyola, the Opera

Until a few years ago, I had not been aware Jesuits were known for drama, even opera. But here is a link to a chamber opera by Domenico Zipoli, one of the first composed in Latin America. Celebrate the saint … Continue reading

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Laudato Si 47: The Internet

The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. 47. Furthermore, when media and the digital world become omnipresent, their influence can stop people from learning how to live wisely, to think deeply and to love generously. … Continue reading

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Dives in Misericordiae 13b: Centered on Christ

The heart of the Lord is more than a metaphor for love and mercy. It is an invitation to go deeply into the very mission of Christ: “He who has seen me has seen the Father.”(Jn. 14:9) The Church professes … Continue reading

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St Francis Xavier

I captured that image, right, two summers ago and blogged on it two years ago today. I pause whenever I see it on my phone. This work of art has great meaning to me. What a world we live in, … Continue reading

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Laudato Si 46: Social Aspects of Global Change

The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. Here, a brief discussion of the effects of change on a large scale–not just climate. 46. The social dimensions of global change include the effects of technological innovations … Continue reading

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Worthy Is The Lamb

What do you make of this song? When I borrowed the SLJ’s massive four-lp set from the Newman Community and got to Jesuit Bob Dufford’s effort here, it sure got my attention. I’ve always thought of it as absolutely crazy song, … Continue reading

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