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

Amoris Laetitia 17: Family Responsibilities

Remember that Amoris Laetitia is online in pdf format here. If one paragraph a day is too slow a pace for your personal curiosity, go there to read in full. Today, a short reminder about not rights, but responsibility: 17. Parents … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 16: Raising Children

I don’t know how the rearing of children adjusted to the move from house churches to the basilicas of late antiquity. The West has never been more child-focused than it is today, yet some Christians seem to struggle with matching … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 15: A Domestic Church

Our discussion turns to the idea of the domestic church. Meeting in homes for prayer and worship is a Judeo-Christian tradition, not just in the Pauline citations, but going back at least to the Passover. 15. Here too, we can … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 14: Shoots of an Olive Tree

Remember to check the actual link to Amoris Laetitia for the full document. This section and the four that follow (14-18) fall under a subtitle of “Your Children are as the Shoots of an Olive Tree.” We return to the 128th … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 13: Intimate Harmony

The face to face encounter of Adam and Eve, of the lovers in the Song of Solomon is more than a physical reality, something to be seen by an observer or modern Bible reader. Pope Francis describes a reality described … Continue reading

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Redesigning With Women

I read that a musical has saved Alexander Hamilton’s bust on the $10 bill. President #7 will be replaced by an abolitionist on the $20. I think we’re way overdue for an overhaul on redesigns on US paper money. My … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 12: That Personal Encounter

You can find the full document Amoris Laetitia on the Vatican site. Remember, this is just your second-place stop for discussion once you’ve read and reflected there. In paragraph 12, the second Creation story finds Adam lacking companionship in animals and … Continue reading

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