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

Laudato Si 233: Sacramental Signs and the Celebration of Rest

The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. Sections 233-237 treat the topic of “Sacramental Signs and the Celebration of Rest.” As you might guess, I feel an affinity for these passages, and gladness that Pope Francis … Continue reading

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Alleluia Stories

A week from this coming Wednesday, we’ll “bury” the singing of “Alleluia” for forty-five days. (Don’t get me started on the counting of Lent!) Over the years,  I’ve encountered some interesting misconceptions and ideas about the Latinized Hebrew Gospel Acclamation … Continue reading

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Laudato Si 232: Community Organizing

The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. Government is not for everyone; some are called to community organizing. That is, by the way, a noble endeavor, not worthy of ridicule as we’ve seen in the … Continue reading

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What Would Jesus Do?

Christians presume everything Jesus did was perfect, or at least really good. Except for Max, most of us are good with that. A friend posted a sincere musing on Facebook the other day. As we say “What Would Jesus Do?” … Continue reading

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Laudato Si 231: A “Culture of Care”

The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. Pope Francis calls upon prominent church leaders to reinforce the notion of a far-reaching love. First, Pope Benedict XVI is cited again to urge a more far-reaching love, one … Continue reading

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The Innocence Mission

So often I find I’m late to the party on good new music. There’s little to be found on commercial radio. But not none. Sometimes I listen to a series of songs on YouTube and find myself noticing that right-hand … Continue reading

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Laudato Si 230: Advice from the Little Flower

The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. Advice from the young doctor: 230. Saint Therese of Lisieux invites us to practice the little way of love, not to miss out on a kind word, a … Continue reading

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