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

Aparecida 449-450: Reverence For Elders

Our second of two posts reviewing the Aparecida bishops’ views on the elderly. While the push for intentional discipleship has only recently caught on, the bishops regard some of the elders as paragons of that lifestyle. Let’s read: 449. Many … Continue reading

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Aparecida 447-448: The Well-Being of the Elderly

The fourth section of the ninth chapter: The Well-Being Of The Elderly. Let’s dive in for a read as the Aparecida bishops remind us of the Temple faithful, Simeon and Anna: 447. The event of the presentation in the temple … Continue reading

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GeE 78: Justice Without Pettiness

A description of business-as-usual: 78. Jesus offers a justice other than that of the world, so often marred by petty interests and manipulated in various ways. Experience shows how easy it is to become mired in corruption, ensnared in the … Continue reading

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After An Error

PrayTell noticed this serious typo from the St Louis archdiocesan print organ reporting on a diaconate ordination. I thought the apology Liam linked there was appropriate. In part: The error embarrassed Archbishop Robert J. Carlson, the newly ordained deacons and … Continue reading

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GeE 77: The Hunger And Thirst For Righteousness

The fourth Beatitude reads: “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled” Pope Francis cites intensity, and I think that differs from a person who merely wants or prefers something: 77. Hunger and thirst … Continue reading

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Aparecida 446gh: Harmony and Large Group Events

One of the problems of youth ministry as it is conducted in the US is the lack of connection with adult Catholicism. I saw it in college campus ministry, often and especially where parishes and high schools were doing good … Continue reading

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GeE 76: Sympathy For Pain And Sorrow

76. A person who sees things as they truly are and sympathizes with pain and sorrow is capable of touching life’s depths and finding authentic happiness.* The footnote here is lengthier than usual: * From the patristic era, the Church … Continue reading

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