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

Aparecida 109-111: More On the Good News of Life

It is a misnomer that life as biological entities is the highest value. We live and move and have being in order to receive the living God into a living and personal relationship: 109. In the face of a meaningless … Continue reading

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Spiders and Snakes

I saw the Canadian kerfuffle over a mechanical spider perched on a cathedral. LotR notwithstanding, I wasn’t aware of the spider being a particularly Christian symbol of evil. But some Catholics objected: disturbing, disappointing and even shameful Others found no … Continue reading

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Substitutions

I was reviewing some recent posts on the dotMagis site. Joseph Tetlow’s “Examen of the Future” is presented and discussed here. I don’t find the Ignatian Examen to be as much a problem in content or its vector as much … Continue reading

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Aparecida 106-108: The Good News Of Life

Section 3.2 speaks of “The Good News of Life.” 106. We praise God for the marvelous gift of life and for those who honor it and dignify it by placing it at the service of others; for the joyful spirit … Continue reading

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VNO 6: For Priests

The¬†sixth listed Mass For Various Needs And Occasions is “For Priests.” Number seven is for an individual priest, so this liturgy is intended¬†as a general intention. Jesus’ quote of Isaiah 61:1 forms the long-ish entrance antiphon: The Spirit of the … Continue reading

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Aparecida 104-105: The Good News of Human Dignity

“Good news” abounds in the next several sections of the Aparecida document. Remember to catch an English translation of the 2007 document from the Aparecida Conference if you want the whole piece. Meanwhile, let’s look at a basic principle, human … Continue reading

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Aparecida 101-103: Missionary Discipleship

Part Two of the Aparecida Document is titled, “The Life of Jesus Christ In Missionary Disciples.” Numbered sections 101 through 346: the largest “Part” of the document is before us. For the next 28 numbered sections, we’ll examine “The Joy … Continue reading

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