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Cowboys, infertility and deeper moral questions

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This article in the Boston Pilot gave me pause for reflection.  My younger self wouldn't have cared, "Pay me and you can have my eggs.  I'm not using them.  What do I care?"  But once I was married and having dificulty conceiving, I very well might have bought healthy fertilized eggs, myself.  Cowboys, infertility and deeper moral questions: Now as a simple, old woman, I definitely can see Father Tadeusz' side of the issue.  When a couple marries and plans their family, it's a covenant made with God.  No strangers are included.  The parents parenting the child shouldn't be surprised that their child is not theirs.

Miscarriage of Justice

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I have no faith in our justice system.  I just read the latest post on These Stone Walls.  Good Grief!  He's been in prison for more than 20 years!!!!  No, he didn't murder anyone--he'd be out of prison by now if he did. He was falsely accused.  This latest post offers more proof.

Synod of the Amazon and married priests

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Synod of the Amazon and married priests: The news that Pope Francis has set in motion the planning for a synod of bishops of the Amazon region next year may not strike most U.S. Catholics as a matter of great interest. But hold on--there's something significant going on.  Click on the link and read.

Working at Night

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Ignorantia Juris Non Excusat

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Lectio:
ACTS 3:13-15, 17-19 Peter said to the people:
"The God of Abraham,
the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob,
the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus,
whom you handed over and denied in Pilate's presence
when he had decided to release him.
You denied the Holy and Righteous One
and asked that a murderer be released to you.
The author of life you put to death,
but God raised him from the dead; of this we are witnesses.
Now I know, brothers,
that you acted out of ignorance, just as your leaders did;
but God has thus brought to fulfillment
what he had announced beforehand
through the mouth of all the prophets,
that his Christ would suffer.
Repent, therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be wiped away."
Studium: Peter and John had just healed a crippled man.  The people were amazed, to say the least.  More importantly, they were open to an explanation.  They were listening.  And so Peter began, "Why are you amazed at this?".  Peter goes on to explain that…

Door to door: Pope reaffirms missionaries' mandate to knock on hearts

Door to door: Pope reaffirms missionaries' mandate to knock on hearts: VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- As a sign that God's mercy cannot be limited, Pope Francis has recommissioned his special army of priests charged with bringing that divine mercy to everyone. Originally instituted in the year of mercy, these priests are to continue their apostolate.

Stereotypes

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This map of New England is a satire of what the people in New England think of others in New England, especially of what we all think of New York.  Remember it's SATIRE.