There’s a lot of great info… so I’ll be brief….
… another consideration needs to be not only now, but in the future. What do you expect of your family unit when kids are involved?
As for the scientist thing, not all hope is lost. Did you know the Catholic Church is actually one of the leading “faiths” to explore the sciences?
My priest told a story the other week in the homily…. and after some googling found it 🙂
<pre style=”color: black; background-image: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; -webkit-background-clip: initial; -webkit-background-origin: initial; background-color: #fff2d7; font-family: monospace; width: auto; background-position: initial initial; border: initial solid #f9dfad;”>Over a hundred years ago a university student found himself seated in
a train by the side of a person who seemed to be well-to do peasant.
He was praying the rosary and moving the beads in his fingers.
“Sir, do you still believe in such outdated things?” asked the student
of the old man.”
“Yes, I do. Do you not?” asked the man.
The student burst out into a laughter and said, “I do not believe in
such silly things. Take my advice. Throw the rosary out through this
window, and learn what science has to say about it”.
“Science? I do not understand this science? Perhaps you can explain it
to me.”, the man said humbly with some tears in his eyes.
The student saw that the man was deeply moved. So to avoid further
hurting the feelings of the man, he said:
“Please give me your address and I will send you some literature to
help you on the matter.”
The man fumbled in the inside pocket of his coat and gave the boy his
visiting card. On glancing at the card, the student, lowered his head
in shame and became silent. On the card he read:
“Louis Pasteur, Director of the Institute of Scientific Research,
Louis Pasteur died clutching to a crucifix and was originally buried in I think Notre Dame. He’s not alone however. here;s a short list