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DACA: Remember Liberty and Justice

Reflection by Mary E. Latela, September 4, 2017` The cancellation of DACA would be the President’s most evil act. So writes Jennifer Rubin in today’s Washington Post (09/04/2017). You see, DACA is a program which allowed children to enter the … Continue reading

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Mothers & Others

Reflection by Mary E. Latela, August 6, 2017 I remember hearing, at one of those academic cocktail parties: There are two kinds of women, those who love children and those who do not love them. I think this is too … Continue reading

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Kwan Yin, Goddess of Compassion

Kwan Yin – Compassionate Mother, Attending to those who are Suffering, the Feminine Face of Compassion Reflection by Mary E. Latela, M.Div., January 29, 2017 Two bunches of reeds, leaning against one another long enough they become connected. When Grandpa … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Voice

A Mother’s Voice Reflection by Mary E. Latela, 11/20/2016 Many of us who have given birth have a feeling that baby knows us, knows the sound of our voice, before birth. As a corollary, we find that we can discern … Continue reading

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The Day I Lost You is Magical

Fionnuala Kearney Reaches Brilliance in The Day I Lost You Reviewed by  Mary E. Latela on November 17, 2016 When I learned that Fionnuala Kearney had a new novel, I rushed to purchase it and read it. What a ride! … Continue reading

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Newtown Parents Attacked Again

Newtown Parents Hit Again, by Mary E. Latela,  October 15, 2016 All I had were tears!  Underneath, my anger seethed up, too. “State Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis granted a motion by Remington Arms to strike the lawsuit by the … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Blue Heart

Mary E. Latela @LatelaMary October 10, 2016 THE MYSTERY OF THE BLUE HEART When Emily was a kindergarten girl, she was happy when her teacher said that for Mother’s Day, they were each going to make a mosaic. She explained … Continue reading

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Mother’s Voice

   wiki.org Mother’s Voice Reflection by Mary E. Latela, 10/08/2016 Many of us who have given birth have a feeling that baby knows us, knows the sound of our voice, before birth. As a corollary, we find that we can … Continue reading

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Conundrum

Reflection by Mary E. Latela, May 5, 2016 In Intro to Bioethics: A Religious Perspective (Panicola, Anthem Press), the final test was to choose a case we had not studied, analyze it, and write a full report as if we … Continue reading

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Let the Children Learn

Let the Children Learn (Part II) by Mary Latela @LatelaMary In Grade 9, the year of Algebra, our class was treated to “the New Math.” This was a very theoretical version from the Yale Math Study Group. Equations? I didn’t … Continue reading

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