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

Amoris Laetitia 173: A Sense of Being Orphaned

Today, continuing with the topic of parental love. The sense of being orphaned is not limited to those whose parents have die, but also those who have separated themselves from their children’s lives: 173. The sense of being orphaned that … Continue reading

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Misadventures in Roman Documents

I noticed an effort at CMAA’s forum to duplicate a discussion we had here almost five years ago. Looking at GIRM 30 through 41, the author intends to … (highlight) some issues that would at times vary from what I … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 172: The Love of a Mother and a Father

Sections 172 through 177 deal with the topic of “the love of a mother and a father.” A first word from the Holy Father and a teaching he offered last Fall: 172. “Children, once born, begin to receive, along with nourishment … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 171: Advice for Mothers

Today, we wrap up the matter of “love and pregnancy” we began the day before yesterday with a word of encouragement from Pope Francis: 171. With great affection I urge all future mothers: keep happy and let nothing rob you … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 170: Acceptance and Respect

Advancements in genetics give human beings access to information about an unborn child. However, the deepest intimate part of a person is known by God alone. 170. Scientific advances today allow us to know beforehand what colour a child’s hair … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 168-169: Love and Pregnancy

Human pregnancy possess an essential difference from that of other living beings. A human mother has an intentional agency, like that of God’s, not only to conceive, but to bring new life into being and nurture it. Let’s read: 168. … Continue reading

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When Worship Ends

I saw this essay linked on CMAA’s forum, and a discussion there ensued. I can’t speak for the details and rubrics of Methodist worship. I do know that many church musicians have a certain understanding of tradition, denominational or local. Sometimes … Continue reading

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