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

Amoris Laetitia 320: Healthy Autonomy

What do you make of Pope Francis’s interpretation of healthy autonomy? 320. There comes a point where a couple’s love attains the height of its freedom and becomes the basis of a healthy autonomy. This happens when each spouse realizes … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 319: Spirituality of Married Love

Today, a discussion starter on the topic of a spirituality of exclusive and free love. Pope John Paul II assists us: 319. Marriage is also the experience of belonging completely to another person. Spouses accept the challenge and aspiration of … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 318: Family Prayer

For many families, my own included, prayer is often rote. The facility to pray spontaneously, as if one were speaking in real time to an actual friend, is not well-cultivated. Do we think to “come together” and include God in … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 317: Family Life and the Paschal Mystery

Today and tomorrow, we look at the theme, Gathered in prayer in the light of Easter. This continues on AL 316, and the aspiration not only for family love and harmony, but the mutual assistance of members to assist one another … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 316: Family As Path To Mystical Union

Today, the Holy Father leans on his two predecessors to convey the aspiration for daily and gradual growth in holiness: 316. A positive experience of family communion is a true path to daily sanctification and mystical growth, a means for … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 314-315: A Spirituality of Supernatural Communion

Let’s examine the theme “A Spirituality of Supernatural Communion” 314. We have always spoken of how God dwells in the hearts of those living in his grace. Today we can add that the Trinity is present in the temple of … Continue reading

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A Film About Friendship

My wife and I surfed around the great and mighty Amazon the other night and found an enjoyable film that we thought was surprisingly good. At least compared to the dregs that appear on the listings I see there. The wiki-listing is here. … Continue reading

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