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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.

Worthy Women: Gertrud Luckner

 Gertrud Luckner, an English born German, spent a year of her life living in England. That year was 1932, and by the time she returned to Germany, she found her country completely transformed. Gertrud was stunned and horrified, and realized … Continue reading

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Dives in Misericordiae 7b: Good Friday

In his public ministry, Jesus demonstrated mercy in numerous ways. Not only did he heal people, and relieve their suffering. He showed mercy in subtle and simple ways: listening to people, experiencing the emotions of inner movement, as well as … Continue reading

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PS 95-96: Promoting and Preparing the Easter Vigil

Remember, you can check all of Paschale Solemnitatis on this site, among many on the internet. With these two sections, some notes on publicity and catechesis: 95. In announcements concerning the Easter Vigil care should be taken not to present … Continue reading

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Laudato Si 11: Affection, Not Naïvete

The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. Picking up on the theme of the pilgrim mystic in LS 10, I don’t think we can easily dismiss the 13th century man from Assisi as a naif. … Continue reading

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Dives in Misericordiae 7a: Mercy Revealed in the Cross and Resurrection

Chapter V is titled “The Paschal Mystery.” It’s the longest of the document, and certainly we have a wealth of material to cover. The messianic message of Christ and His activity among people end with the cross and resurrection. We have … Continue reading

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PS 93-94: Pastoral Considerations for the Easter Vigil

Remember, you can check the full document Paschale Solemnitatis on this site, among many on the internet. Now that we’ve reviewed the structure of the Vigil in some detail(PS 82-92) we now turn to pastoral consideration that might impact the celebration. … Continue reading

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7,091 Days

One of the affectionate banters I share with my wife is over “anniversaries.” She tracks them monthly, and from 27 February 1996, I’ve suggested “mundiversary” instead. It doesn’t stick. She had a long, rough day yesterday packing and cleaning and … Continue reading

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