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About catholicsensibility

Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.

Laudato Si 20: Pollution, Waste and the Throwaway Culture

The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. Let’s look at a summary of the issues of “pollution and climate change.” First, Pope Francis raises an issue not novel to him: the throwaway culture. First up, … Continue reading

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More Jesuits On The Moon

Near the western limb of the moon is a feature named for the Jesuit scientist Francesco Maria Grimaldi. Right, the basin is imaged from above by Lunar Orbiter 4 back in the 60’s. From the Earth, it appears as a dark … Continue reading

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Dives in Misericordiae 8c: Eschatological Mercy

The last paragraph of this section began to look at the conclusion of human need, the “end of time,” if you will. We are not yet at that point. St John Paul reminds us of the importance of mercy as … Continue reading

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PS 106: Popular Piety During the Easter Season

Remember, you can check the full document Paschale Solemnitatis on this site, among many on the internet. We discussed something of today’s topic in our examination of the Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy. There is the principle that … Continue reading

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Laudato Si 19: Heading Into The Review

The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. Along with paragraphs 17-18, this section serves as an introduction to Chapter One. I doubt one can find much dissent, especially among Christians, with the analysis that the … Continue reading

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The Physician

My morning lectio continued to take me through Sirach, a book which has been partly fruitful, partly routine. I was struck by a section in chapter 38 today: My child, when you are ill, do not delay, but pray to … Continue reading

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Lionesses Third

The English World Cup team has salvaged third place in the competition north of my border. Good for the Lionesses. It was a rather meaningful game, for a third-place match. The NCAA Final Four did away with the third place … Continue reading

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