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Friday, 13 March 2015


When the choice is between love and unlove? You still think there's a choice to be made?
The great Cardinal Archbishop Chaput has a stirring column from his diocesan paper which Zenit has picked up:
It's a simple fact: Raising a child with disabilities can be difficult. 
The real choice in accepting or rejecting a child with special needs is never between some imaginary perfection and imperfection. None of us is perfect. No child is perfect. The real choice in accepting or rejecting a child with special needs is between love and unlove; between courage and cowardice; between trust and fear. That's the choice in our personal lives. And that's the choice in our life as society......
Many families in this country are now waiting to adopt children with disabilities. Many of these families already have, or know, a child with special needs. They believe in the spirit of these beautiful children, because they've seen it firsthand. ...
Here's my point this week: In the eyes of God, nothing is more beautiful or precious than a person with special needs. So I warmly encourage families who have members with disabilities and parishioners who want to come together to show their support for the value and dignity of all life, to join me March 21 for the Mass for persons with special needs. I sincerely hope to see you there.
He has returned here to what is not a new issue for +Chaput.
Please God, the Francis effect will be in full force, not that the Church is saying something, for She always has, but that suddenly secular society will take notice.

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