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About catholicsensibility

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

The Other Side of the Clouds

One of my earliest memories is a rare religious discussion with my mother. I may have been four or five. Looking up at puffy clouds on a mostly sunny day, I asked her if God lived on the other side … Continue reading

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Cantate Domino Canticum Novum Introduction

Cantate Domino Canticum Novum is subtitled “A Statement  on the Current Situation of Sacred Music.” None of the published versions I’ve seen identify the “undersigned” referenced in the pre-introduction paragraph. They do note their “great love for the Church’s treasury … Continue reading

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Fear of Failure, No Skill At Correction

I was following last week’s United story. It occurred to me that one of the problems broadly in the human race, and perhaps America in particular, is the inability to make a sincere apology. Amazingly enough, Sean Spicer might have … Continue reading

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What’s Ahead

As you can read, I’m “back.” My retreat from blogging vaguely aligned with Lent. That wasn’t necessarily intentional. I had planned to work on other aspects of my writing, hobby and professional. But then I got a good piece of advice … Continue reading

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Later on Easter Sunday

I’m not just discussing the Gospel reading (Luke 24:13-35) in Lectionary #42 “(a)t an afternoon or evening Mass.” More and more, though, we are seeing evening Masses on regular Sundays. Especially where clergy are available to serve. How does an Easter … Continue reading

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Happy Easter

How often does Love have to tell us, “Why do you look for the living among the dead?” Our daily problems and worries can wrap us up in ourselves, in sadness and bitterness…and that is where death is. That is … Continue reading

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And It Was Night

On this Spy Wednesday, today’s readings are capped by Matthew’s account of the betrayal of Judas. But consider the boiled down alternative in John 13:27, 30: Jesus said to Judas, “Do quickly what you are going to do.” … Judas … Continue reading

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