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The “Mother of the Year” award this year goes not to a person but to a bomb – the MOAB or Massive Ordnance Air Blast. The largest non-nuclear bomb ever used by the U.S. Military, referred to as the “Mother of all bombs,” was recently dropped on suspected Islamic State fighters in eastern Afghanistan.
“I was ashamed when I heard the name,” Pope Francis said in response. “A mother gives life, and this one gives death, and we call this device a mother. What is happening?”
For an answer, Pope Francis might look at his Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas. The archdiocese has banned parish Girl Scout troops saying that they are “no longer a compatible partner in helping to form young women with the virtues and values of the Gospel.” Cookie sales have also been squashed.
Here’s My Take: The attitude expressed by the archdiocese Fathers – it would appear they would like women to serve cookies, not sell them – is the same limited perception that allows bombs to be called mothers.
Forgotten is the Mother of All Mothers.