Death without Weeping - Katie Peterson December 3rd 2018...

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Katie PetersonDecember 3rd 2018Reading ResponseDeath Without WeepingWhat does mother love mean to the women of Bom Jesus da Mata?The mothers of Bom Jesus da Mata have a delayed form of attachment towards their children. If the child seems to be malnutritioned or not fit for longer living within the first year of their life, then they leave their infants to die and let nature take its course. This is mostly due to the high infant mortality rate of Bom Jesus da Mata and because most infants die within their first year of life, the mothers of the community attain a detachment with their children as an adaptation strategy. What's the position of the Church on infant death?The Church seems absolutely fine with leaving infants to die. They think that if the infant has died a peaceful death, then that means their patron saints have simply taken them to heaven to serve them. They usually refer to the dead
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