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

Aparecida 216-217: Consecrated Persons

Paragraphs 216 through 224 look to “Consecrated men and women, missionary disciples of Jesus, the Father’s Witness.” We begin with a good influence from Pope John Paul II and his 1996 document on religious life: 216. Consecrated life is a … Continue reading

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Wedding Antiphons

A friend alerted me to this work posted a few days ago on the CCW blog, Three Entrance Antiphons for the Celebration of Marriage. Richard Clark is a fine composer. I commend this work linked on the blog post. Some … Continue reading

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Aparecida 213-215: Lay People Engaged by Mission

A statement of desire for the Church’s mission leads off the final three paragraphs on the laity: 213. Today the entire Church in Latin America and the Caribbean wants to place itself in a state of mission. The laity are … Continue reading

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VNO 9: For Vocations To Holy Orders

One of the Masses for Various Needs is for vocations for priests and deacons. As with the seventh VNO Mass for a priest on his anniversary, the collect for vocations seeks “ardent yet gentle heralds” of the Gospel. I found … Continue reading

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Aparecida 211-212: The Mission of the Laity

Continuing with the Aparecida bishops’ thoughts on and for the laity, we read of our role in the mission of the Gospel. Primarily, we live as Christian disciples, and offer our lives as a witness to Christ. Following that, there … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Address to CELAM 1

Rocco Palmo thought much of this address of the Holy Father to his brother bishops of Latin America. As I read through it, I found much worthy of reflection and, since it is posted here, commentary too. We’ll take it … Continue reading

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Aparecida 209-210: Laity

Today, we begin a look at lay women and men, “Faithful … disciples and missionaries of Jesus, Light of the world.” Let’s begin with a definition: 209. The laity are: by baptism made one body with Christ and are constituted … Continue reading

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