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SWAN AT SUNSET – A swan moves quietly through the water at sunset last December in the Chesapeake Bay near Cambridge, Md. A 2005 EPA study was among the first in the country to demonstrate that a slurry of hormones, including those from birth-control pills, and antibiotics, caffeine and steroids is coursing down the nation’s waterways, threatening fish and contaminating drinking water. (Courtesy of Tom Lorsung/www.PeacefulPix.com)
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Reading 1, Second Samuel 7:1-5, 8-11, 16
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Psalm, Psalms 89:2-3, 4-5, 27, 29
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Gospel, Luke 1:26-38
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St. Peter Canisius
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