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47of74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 08:15 PM
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Quite the interesting letter to the editor this morning
This letter to the editor was in the Dubuque paper this morning.

I raced down to the Cathedral for morning Mass one mean wintry day, almost late.

I had to slow down because of the elderly ahead of me: Bent-over old men breathing heavily as they climbed two flights of stairs and frail, silver-haired old women bravely treading icy sidewalks and drift-packed curbs.

Funny, the young cannot be bothered with God even on Sunday, yet these crippled up elderly cannot keep away from Christ even for everyday morning Mass.

What a "Norman Rockwell" picture! What an inspirational moment for me -- don't think I'll forget it quickly! (Hope not.)


For some reason the letter reminded me of Luke chapter 18, specifically the part about the pharisee who used prayer to boast about what a goody two shoes he was. When my grandparents still lived in their home, neither one of them had any moral hangups about not going to church - grandpa especially.
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FarLeftRage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-19-10 08:25 PM
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1. Both of my elderly parents...
My Mom especially, found it very difficult to go to Mass on Sundays.
Not only because she was very slowly dying at the time, but also they moved the hour of Mass to 8AM.

Now my 87 year old father is having problems going. And like your grandparents, he has no moral hangups either.
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47of74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-20-10 11:35 PM
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2. My granddad is also 87 years old
His health has really gone downhill as of late. Grandma is 86 years old, her health is good for someone that age. To be honest, I'm glad they're in assisted living now, they'll get the help they need and some of their friends live up there too. With the weather such as it is if there was an emergency help would be delayed in getting to them if they stayed in the home.
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