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About catholicsensibility

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

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Thirty episodes into viewing, I reviewed this show last month. Now I’m a bit into season 5. I have to give this program a solid B. It’s not without flaws. It’s also not without a devoted fandom. I haven’t hooked … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 197: This Larger Family

The question posed to Jesus echoes for us today: who is my neighbor? What persons will be in my extended Christian and sacramental family? 197. This larger family should provide love and support to teenage mothers, children without parents, single … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 196: A Big Heart

What does Pope Francis mean by a big heart? A pastor for whom I once worked often preached on this at weddings. Authentic sacramental love is self-giving, and ever-widening. It extends to friends and neighbors in need, and even to … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 195: More On Sisters and Brothers

This isn’t the first time Pope Francis has discussed the important of siblings: 195. Growing up with brothers and sisters makes for a beautiful experience of caring for and helping one another. For “fraternity in families is especially radiant when … Continue reading

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The High Queen of Late Night

One of the first star patterns I recognized as a young lad was the “W” (or “M,” from another perspective) opposite Ursa Major (The Big Dipper) from the north star’s constellation, Ursa Minor. These days, a northern hemisphere viewer will see this … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 194: Siblings

Today, we explore what it means to be brothers and sisters: 194. Relationships between brothers and sisters deepen with the passing of time, and “the bond of fraternity that forms in the family between children, if consolidated by an educational … Continue reading

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Newest Swan

The current longest serving Premier League manager speaking of his newest counterpart: He’s not a beginner, he has traveled a lot and has accumulated experience in the United States. He has been in Egypt, France (recently) and is now in … Continue reading

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