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

The High Queen of Late Night

One of the first star patterns I recognized as a young lad was the “W” (or “M,” from another perspective) opposite Ursa Major (The Big Dipper) from the north star’s constellation, Ursa Minor. These days, a northern hemisphere viewer will see this … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 194: Siblings

Today, we explore what it means to be brothers and sisters: 194. Relationships between brothers and sisters deepen with the passing of time, and “the bond of fraternity that forms in the family between children, if consolidated by an educational … Continue reading

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Newest Swan

The current longest serving Premier League manager speaking of his newest counterpart: He’s not a beginner, he has traveled a lot and has accumulated experience in the United States. He has been in Egypt, France (recently) and is now in … Continue reading

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More Concern on Pope Francis and Proselytizing

One of my good friends from St Blog’s (and an occasional foil) is concerned about remarks by Pope Francis on proselytizing. According to CatholicCulture: It’s not right to convince someone of your faith. Proselytism is the strongest venom against the … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 193: Historical Memory

We think of history as a rational discipline, looking to books and websites to give us the facts. The truth is that shared memories, whiloe perhaps not wholly accurate, involve more than the sharing of events. In sharing memories, we … Continue reading

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26 Days

Maybe it’s that my facebook feed is getting more hammered than before with political posts, but I’m bothered more by some of the followers than by the candidates. Though it’s still a close race between the two groups. A few random … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 192: Bridging Gaps

One of Pope Francis’s predecessors addressed the plight of the elderly in a 1981 apostolic exhortation. He gets the first word in today’s section: 192. Saint John Paul II asked us to be attentive to the role of the elderly … Continue reading

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