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

Laudato Si 77: A Choice To Love

The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. The innovation of Judaism in the ancient world was the lasting recognition that creation is not a matter of an accidental production of a self-absorbed deity, but something … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Divine Renovation

A staff colleague had an extra copy of Divine Renovation, so I’ve been taking the book to bed the past week. Fr James Mallon has a web site, a study guide, and even a conference to back up another variation … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist: eBooks at Mass

With a side theme of the recent discussion at PrayTell about the Book of the Chair, I was surprised this topic never came up for the purple armchair: electronic books for Mass, Lectionary, Missal, and even music. What do you … Continue reading

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Cinquant’anni Dopo 17-18: A Mystical Liturgy

We continue our examination of Cardinal Robert Sarah’s June 2015 essay for L’Osservatore Romano. The liturgy is a fundamentally mystical, contemplative reality, and consequently beyond the reach of our human action; even our “participatio” is a grace from God. Therefore … Continue reading

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Laudato Si 76: Nature and Creation

The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. Paragraphs 76 through 83 give us a reflection on “The Mystery of the Universe,” the title of section III of Chapter Two. To start with, Pope Francis offers … Continue reading

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This Side of the Atlantic … I Wish

Friend and frequent commentator David sent me this image earlier this week. After getting the first goal of this week’s round of the Capital One Cup … and winning easily … they get the young miss’s favorite at home. In … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist: Scheduling Funerals

At my last parish, when we had a rare funeral, daily Mass at noon would be “cancelled,” and people were invited to worship at 11am, 10:30, or the late morning time when we scheduled with the family and funeral home. … Continue reading

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