Scientist: Choosing Embryos According to IQ Coming Soon

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

The commodification of human life is spiraling toward a new low as a leading US scientists claims that it will soon be feasible to rank embryos according to their potential IQ, enabling couples to pick the “smartest” child and discard those that don’t measure up.

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Faith, humility, confidence, and perseverance

May 28

“Recite your Rosary with faith, with humility, with confidence,
and with perseverance.”

-St. Bernardine of Siena

 

Today’s Reflection:

When I pray the Rosary, do I recite it with faith, humility, confidence, and perseverance?
If not, how can I do so?

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A spiritual sword

May 26
“As soon as I received the sword, it turned into a Rosary.”
 – Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme of Nigeria,
 as reported by Susan Brinkmann
Today’s Reflection
In what ways has the Rosary been a source of strength and armor for my life?

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My Immaculate Heart will triumph

May 25
“In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph.”
– Our Lady of Fatima to the children at Fatima
Today’s Reflection
How does Our Lady’s promise to the children at Fatima make you feel about the times in which we live? How will you continue in your relationship with Mary throughout your life?

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Washington State Allows Dead to Become Human Compost

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

Thanks to a new bill that was just signed into law by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, there are now three options to choose from when determining what will be done with our human remains – burial, cremation, or to become a couple wheel-barrels full of compost. It might sound eco-friendly to some, but how does it line up with Church teaching on the proper treatment of the dead?

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Storehouse of blessings

May 24
“The Holy Rosary is the storehouse of countless blessings.“
-Our Lady to Blessed Alan de la Roche
Today’s Reflection
What blessings have unfolded in my life due to my adherence to the Rosary?

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The Wounded Roots of Today’s Toxic Feminism

Today’s feminism, with its trendy slogans and undying support for the right to choose even when it costs the life of another, is nothing new, and it’s just as mean-spirited as it was in the 1960’s when feminism was birthed. This is because the foundation of this movement was built on the rage of its wounded founders who chose to make a living off their wrath rather than seek healing and restoration. If more women understood the sad roots of this movement, they might think twice before putting on those pink hats.

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