How Do We Walk the Tragic Road?

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By Marna Cathleen Lets not fool each other anymore, we all  have our tragedies, unique, similar and each our own. The question is not so much about the detail of the specific  tragedy, although specifics are very important.  More important is the question, how do we walk the tragic road?  How much love and consciousness can we bring to our tragedies?  How can we be tender with each other and with ourselves even in the most insane times of life? I don’t have the answers to these question but they sit deeply inside of my heart as I do my best to be tender, love and feel […]

Catholic Doctrine & Merciful Choice

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By A Catholic Mother Our Catholic priest supported our choice to end our pregnancy. We’ve known this priest for years and have been through most of the sacraments with him. When we had pretty much made our decision, we asked him to come to our home so we could talk it over. My husband and I trust him and value his point of view. We weren’t asking for his blessing, but wanted to know where we would stand with God in the aftermath of our choice. At 17 weeks gestation our baby had been diagnosed with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS), a major heart defect […]