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

DPPL 237: Practices With Relics

Many people know relics were once placed in altars. This practice is still acceptable: 237. The Missale Romanum reaffirms the validity “of placing the relics of the Saints under an altar that is to be dedicated, even when not those … Continue reading

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Lenten Reflections: The Bookends of Sleep

Often I reference John Veltri’s work Orientations. My very first spiritual director shared the book with me over thirty years ago. I long ago misplaced my copy, and so was glad to find it online. One piece I have struggled … Continue reading

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Mutuae Relationes 46: Bishop as Supervisor and Mediator

If MR 45 touted mutual respect as an important virtue, this section suggests bishops have a responsibility to “safeguard” how a religious lives in his diocese. This assumes every bishop is well-acquainted with the charisms and apostolate of each community … Continue reading

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DPPL 236: Defining A Relic

First, let’s define relic: 236. The Second Vatican Council recalls that “the Saints have been traditionally honored in the Church, and their authentic relics and images held in veneration”( SC 111; Cf The Council Of Trent, Decretum de invocatione, veneratione et … Continue reading

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Mutuae Relationes 45: Cordial Respect

You can check the full document online here anytime, but today’s brief post will underscore the need for respect. 45. In order that the relations between bishops and superiors produce increasingly more fruitful results, they must be developed in cordial respect … Continue reading

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DPPL 235: The Litany of the Saints

The Church reminds us that the Litany of the Saints is utilized more than just at the Easter Vigil: 235. The Litany of the Saints has been used in the Roman Church since the seventh century (Cf. Ordo Romanus in A. … Continue reading

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No Suffocation

I was a little surprised Aleteia published this 5 February interview. It was just posted yesterday. Archbishop Charles Palmer-Buckle on suffocation: (N)obody should stop anybody from saying what he or she thinks about the current state of marriage, family, etc. … Continue reading

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