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

Amoris Laetitia 41: Of Patience

Pope Francis quotes the synod bishops: 41. The Synod Fathers noted that “cultural tendencies in today’s world seem to set no limits on a person’s affectivity”; indeed, “a narcissistic, unstable or changeable affectivity does not always allow a person to … Continue reading

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Fr Rosica’s Feud Continues

I like Fr Thomas Rosica. From what I’ve read he has a balanced and appropriate presentation of the Catholic faith. He’s also been mired in a years-long feud with some aspects of the Catholic online community. Pro-life cred or lack … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 40: Finding The Right Language

When Pope Francis came to Congress: 40. “At the risk of oversimplifying, we might say that we live in a culture which pressures young people not to start a family, because they lack possibilities for the future. Yet this same … Continue reading

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Freedom To Serve

I was chatting with my bridge partner before our game the other night. It’s always an interesting conversation when I explain my ministry/work/clerical status in the Church. My careful discernment of three decades ago has led me to where I … Continue reading

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Bathroom Wars

Just when I thought the culturewar was done, the public restroom seems to have replaced the public property nativity scene as the new battlefront. I confess I don’t get it. And I say that as father of a daughter, husband … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 39: Comfort and Accompaniment

So, the world is wrong. Do we let it stay that way? What do we say and do about that? We continue with Pope Francis on this theme. It’s important to him that Christians manage the balance of how to … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 38: Positive Examples

Pope Francis is seen as a buzzkill in some quarters, mainly conservative, but he offers some affirmation here: 38. We must be grateful that most people do value family relationships that are permanent and marked by mutual respect. They appreciate … Continue reading

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