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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 286a: Eschatology of Pilgrimage

286. Despite change, pilgrimage has maintained the essential traits of its spirituality throughout the ages, down to our own time. And so our tour of pilgrimage history brings us to the present age. DPPL is a significantly long section, which … Continue reading

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Humanae Vitae 11: Observing the Natural Law

Humanae Vitae is online at the Vatican site, and the text highlighted below is © Copyright – Libreria Editrice Vaticana. This section will find the crux of the disappointment of many believers back in the 60’s. Still, it’s a good … Continue reading

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Misericordiae Vultus 9a: Luke 15

In addition to the live encounters between Jesus and the needy, the Lord also testifies to divine mercy through parables. These stories reveal a deeper truth, and we should attend to them carefully, looking to all levels of the narratives. … Continue reading

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DPPL 285: Pilgrimage in Decline and Revival

The DPPL blames Protestants and the Enlightenment. But maybe Trent and other things Catholic were also part of the problem: 285. Pilgrimage declined in the modern period because of changed cultural circumstances, the events surrounding the protestant movement and also … Continue reading

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Swans Swim in Sea of Green

On the Premier League site, a Twitter analysis of how twenty football teams are followed around the world. Not being active on Twitter, I did not register anything for Swansea City in the upper Midwest. I noted that slim piece … Continue reading

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Misericordiae Vultus 8: The Relationships of Jesus

The opening sentence of this section we imagine a face-to-face relationship with the Lord. 8. With our eyes fixed on Jesus and his merciful gaze, we experience the love of the Most Holy Trinity. The mission Jesus received from the … Continue reading

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DPPL 284: A Golden Age for Pilgrims

In order to travel, one must have some means. Perhaps personal wealth. Maybe a certain skill at begging. I know I can’t just run off to another continent, as much as I would like to. 284. The middles ages were … Continue reading

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