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About catholicsensibility

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

These Days in the Culture of Complaint

In an eight-year-old thread, a new visitor, David Meyer, left a comment addressed to a one-time visitor here from long ago. Comboxes on blogs are public spaces. Like an old town square. If one is sure somebody lives within earshot, … Continue reading

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Misericordia et Misera 5: Mercy in the Liturgy

We continue with Pope Francis’s apostolic letter. Follow this link for the full document, Misericordia et Misera. We begin with an appeal to continue the “new evangelization.” 5. Now, at the conclusion of this Jubilee, it is time to look … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 238: Can a Permanent Choice Be Reaffirmed?

Maybe people misinterpret that a renewal of choice implies a thought of not renewing. For whatever reason, the notion of renewal is sometimes avoided. It might be especially important to engage that renewal when forces from outside or within a … Continue reading

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Advent, Always

The 20th century French Jesuit Jean Dani√©lou on this season: We live always during Advent. We are always waiting for the messiah to come. The messiah has come, but is not yet fully manifest. The messiah is not fully manifest … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 237: At The First Experience Of Dissatisfaction

On the topic of the quick exit from marriage: 237. It is becoming more and more common to think that, when one or both partners no longer feel fulfilled, or things have not turned out the way they wanted, sufficient … Continue reading

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Misericordia et Misera 4: Looking Back at the Jubilee

Continuing today with a look back on the Jubilee of Mercy in Pope Francis’s apostolic letter. Follow this link for the full document, Misericordia et Misera. 4. We have celebrated an intense Jubilee Year in which we have received the … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 236: Forgiveness

Once a crisis has hit, the aftermath can be just as unsettling. 236. Then there are those personal crises that affect the life of couples, often involving finances, problems in the workplace, emotional, social and spiritual difficulties. Unexpected situations¬†present themselves, … Continue reading

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