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Bishops announce 'Call-in Day' for Dreamers, Feb. 26

Bishops announce 'Call-in Day' for Dreamers, Feb. 26

Priest reflects on tragic shooting at Parkland high school

Priest reflects on tragic shooting at Parkland high school

What does the Church say about gun control?

What does the Church say about gun control?

Priest comforts parish community after student massacre

Priest comforts parish community after student massacre

Pope offers condolences for Parkland school victims

Pope offers condolences for Parkland school victims

On Parkland shooting: 'We must come together ... resist evil'

On Parkland shooting: 'We must come together ... resist evil'

Remember when...? for February 2018

Remember when...? for February 2018

Hundreds line up to apply for citizenship

Hundreds line up to apply for citizenship

Centro Mater turns 50

Centro Mater turns 50

Lenten advice: ‘Set your house in order’

Lenten advice: ‘Set your house in order’

Msgr. Franklyn Casale: Open mind, open blinds

Msgr. Franklyn Casale: Open mind, open blinds

Archdiocesan news briefs for February 2018

Archdiocesan news briefs for February 2018

To catechumens at Rite of Election

To catechumens at Rite of Election

On the first Sunday of Lent 2018

On the first Sunday of Lent 2018

Piarist Father Oscar Alonso, 77

Piarist Father Oscar Alonso, 77

Archbishop Wenski's homily on Ash Wednesday 2018

Archbishop Wenski's homily on Ash Wednesday 2018

Payday loans: a modern form of usury

Payday loans: a modern form of usury

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What is a ‘legitimate intervention’ in nature?

February 15, 2018

132. This, then, is the correct framework for any reflection concerning human intervention on plants and animals, which at present includes genetic manipulation by biotechnology for the sake of exploiting the potential present in material reality. The respect owed by faith to reason calls for close attention to what the biological sciences, through research uninfluenced by economic interests, can teach us about biological structures, their possibilities and their mutations. Any legitimate intervention will act on nature only in order “to favor its development in its own line, that of creation, as intended by God.” (Address to 35th General Assembly of the World Medical Association, 1983)

Source : Laudato Si'

Rev. Juan J. Sosa

St. Joseph Church

The Scriptures chosen for this first Sunday describe the temptations that Jesus suffered in the desert. Mark’s Gospel proclaimed in this liturgical year emphasizes the Covenant relationship and the consequences of the people’s rupture of that Covenant-in this case, Noah and the great flood. In today’s Second Reading from the letter of Saint Peter, we discover not only a description of human disobedience, but the salvific remedy that God offers all people: the death and resurrection of Jesus, God’s only son. On this First Sunday of Lent, Saint Peter’s clear and succinct catechetical text teaches us the reason for our Lenten journey.

This week, catechists and youth group leaders should use the readings from this Sunday, especially the image of the flood and Saint Peter’s letter, to form part of their weekly lesson. As the weeks progress, use these and other Scripture accounts to illustrate the reasons why God, in his mercy, sent us a redeemer to establish a new Covenant with the Church.

Rev. Juan J. Sosa
Pastor

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