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When You Look for the Bad Expecting to Find It, You Surely Will

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I was disappointed (but not altogether surprised) to read a post at The American Catholic today in which blogger Donald McCleary agrees with a post at "St. Corbinian's Bear" proclaiming that "The tone of [Pope Francis'] Papacy is anger."
My response:


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I have to wonder if we're truly experiencing the same papacy, because I get the exact opposite impression. My impression of Francis' papacy is one of love, care, and concern. Where is this "anger" coming from? I don't perceive anger in Pope Francis' words at all. I perceive passion for particular issues. I perceive a wry sense of humor that doesn't always translate in written form. I perceive compassion, and an urgency that all those who are believers in Christ live their faith, not just pay lip service to it.

Most importantly, I perceive that Pope Francis wants us to look beyond the myopia of our own comfortable little spheres and start thinking globally abo…

My Blogiversary

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I started this blog six years ago today (which I only remembered thanks to my Timehop app).

I know I don't update very consistently, but it's nice to have an outlet if I need one - and I've made so many friends in the blogging world, for whom I am truly grateful! Here's to many more years!

Francis' Burial

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Here are some pictures from Francis' burial on Saturday, June 6, at Holy Cross Cemetery.






In Memoriam

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Sad news to share. On June 1, at my 12-week OB appointment, we discovered that our little Sprout had passed away. S/he was only measuring 10 weeks and had no heartbeat. I had two ultrasounds to confirm - one on a portable u/s machine, performed by my midwife, and one on a higher-quality machine, performed by a trained u/s technician. This picture is from the latter ultrasound.


I was shocked, and devastated, especially since four weeks previously I had seen Spout's lovely heartbeat flickering on the ultrasound screen. 


My OB recommended a D&C, since natural miscarriages can be harder and more prone to complications the further along you are. 
I agreed with his recommendation, and had the D&C yesterday. Thankfully everything went smoothly. 
We named the baby Francis. S/he will be buried at our local Catholic cemetery on Saturday.