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In a more provocative moment, I recently posted on Facebook that when confronted with the word “pastoral” I am increasingly tempted to wonder — if not ask out loud — if “co-dependent” is what is often really meant. It seems that “pastoral” can be code for mere coddling bad behavior, or simply leaving things dangerously alone.
… bad photography (and unconscious photographers) can, like bad liturgy (and unconscious celebrants), get in the way. This is what happened in the video when it went viral: the conversation became about “The Angry Priest vs. The Boorish Photographers” when we should have been celebrating the couple’s marriage.
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