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As parents, we try so hard to make our children behave or at least not disturb the others around us, and no matter the effort, someone is usually disturbed.
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In response to this question, 54 percent of respondents said a lack of parental involvement poses the greatest challenge to religious education programs for children.
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Responsibility

Re “Placement of Jesuits Under Supervision Raises Concerns,” by Michael J. O’Loughlin and Kevin Clarke (1/21): Priests must stop protecting one another. The nation must stop allowing abusive priests to be treated any differently from other abusers. They are breaking the law—not just God’s law but the actual law, and they should be held criminally responsible.

Dina Janis

To Brexit or Not to Brexit?

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In response to this question, 89 percent of respondents said they were in favor of the legalization of marijuana, either for medicinal purposes only (17 percent) or for both medicinal and recreational use (72 percent).

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Changing Consciousness

Re “A Call to Prayer,” by Tim Shriver (1/7): Father Thomas Keating changed the consciousness of many of us who have rested in God through “centering prayer.” His great quality of humility models for us a new way of being in our divided world. My father died last week, and I can attest that my centering prayer practice helped keep me present, loving and trusting through my dad’s difficult eight months of hospice care.

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Respondents reported a variety of accommodations for people with disabilities in their parishes, while also calling on their communities to do more to support parishioners with special needs.
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Meet in the Middle

Re “The 2018 America Profile,” by Matt Malone, S.J. (12/24): Candidates in the mold of Governor John Bel Edwards of Louisiana are definitely the smart path for Democrats. And more moderation would benefit Republicans as well. Meeting in the middle is the only logical way forward.

Bryan Craig

 

At the Cinema

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An Opportunity

Re “Planes, Trains and Automobiles,” by Matt Malone, S.J. (Of Many Things, 12/10): When the law trumps conscience and grace, it is never truly right. As Christians, we have the opportunity to experience and to witness this in our own faith communities and to allow it to change our lives and to change the world.

Mary Phenicie

 

Keep Moving Forward

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Presented with 10 films and television specials, readers had a variety of favorites.