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

Aparecida 127-128: The Continent Of Hope And Love

The Latin American bishops wrap up Chapter Three, a two-paragraph conclusion confident about their “Continent of Hope and Love.” The term is from the pope emeritus. And there are reasons for optimism and gratitude, first for a plenteous Christian identification … Continue reading

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Aparecida 125-126: Universal Destiny Of Goods And Ecology

Before Laudato Si’ the Aparecida bishops preached “Good News” on “the Universal Destiny of Goods and Ecology.” 125. With the native peoples of the Americas, we praise the Lord who created the universe as the realm of life and the … Continue reading

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Aparecida 123-124: Science and Technology

In the last post on this document, we looked very briefly at human work. It’s a topic worth considerable study, prayer, and thought. But we must move on. “Science and technology” is very much on peoples’ minds these days. The … Continue reading

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Aparecida 120-122: The Good News of Human Activity

Pope John Paul’s 1981 encyclical provides support for looking at work in this section on “The Good News Of Human Activity.” 120. We praise God because in the beauty of creation, the work of his hands, there shines the meaning … Continue reading

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Aparecida 117-119: Joy and Belonging in Families, Despite Wounds

Christians acknowledge a basic positive regard to marriage and family. The love we experience is partly due to God’s positive regard for us. God loves us as a creation, and God loves each person individually. how do we know this? … Continue reading

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Aparecida 114-116: Good News of the Family

Paragraphs 114 through 119 examine “The Good News of the Family.” Pope Benedict offers the first testimony: 114. We proclaim with joy the value of the family in Latin America and the Caribbean. Pope Benedict XVI states that the family … Continue reading

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Aparecida 112-113: Threats To Life

Let’s wrap up the Aparecida bishops on the Good News of Life. Nobody denies various threats to life. Let’s not deceive ourselves that life has not been under threat in various ways in history, if not from abortion and outright … Continue reading

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