World-Weariness

THE NOW WORD ON MASS READINGS
for Monday, October 5th, 2015
Opt. Memorial of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos

Liturgical texts here


The Hauler of a Boat, by Honoré Daumier, (1808-1879)

 

WE are living at an hour when many souls have grown weary, very weary. And though our weariness may be the fruit of a myriad of differing circumstances, there is often a common root: we are weary because we are, in one way or another, running from the Lord.

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The Passion of the Unborn

 

BETRAYED and forgotten, the unborn remain in our times the greatest ongoing holocaust in human history. As early as 11 weeks gestation, a fetus can feel pain when it is burned by saline or torn apart in its mother’s womb. [1]cf. The Hard Truth – Part IV In a culture that prides itself on unprecedented rights for animals, it is a horrifying contradiction and injustice. And the price to society is not negligible as future generations have now been decimated in the Western world, and continue to be, at a startling rate of over a hundred thousand deaths per day worldwide.

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