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

Amoris Laetitia 20: Tales of Sin and Suffering

Remember that Amoris Laetitia is online in pdf format here. We continue on the theme of suffering. The Holy Father’s biblical examples reference grave sin and a bit of the hand of the demonic: 20. This thread of suffering and bloodshed runs … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 19: A Path of Suffering and Blood

Remember that Amoris Laetitia is online in pdf format here. With this post, we look at the start of a section titled “A path of suffering and blood,” paragraphs 19 through 22. Human beings are imperfect. Marriages and families will suffer: … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 18: Children Not Property

In paragraph 18, we come to the end of the subsection titled, “Your Children are as the Shoots  of an Olive Tree.” We continue on the theme of the previous paragraph. We are talking about responsibilities. Not rights. Not possession: … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 17: Family Responsibilities

Remember that Amoris Laetitia is online in pdf format here. If one paragraph a day is too slow a pace for your personal curiosity, go there to read in full. Today, a short reminder about not rights, but responsibility: 17. Parents … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 16: Raising Children

I don’t know how the rearing of children adjusted to the move from house churches to the basilicas of late antiquity. The West has never been more child-focused than it is today, yet some Christians seem to struggle with matching … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 15: A Domestic Church

Our discussion turns to the idea of the domestic church. Meeting in homes for prayer and worship is a Judeo-Christian tradition, not just in the Pauline citations, but going back at least to the Passover. 15. Here too, we can … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 14: Shoots of an Olive Tree

Remember to check the actual link to Amoris Laetitia for the full document. This section and the four that follow (14-18) fall under a subtitle of “Your Children are as the Shoots of an Olive Tree.” We return to the 128th … Continue reading

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