May 1st, for Catholics, is the feast of St. Joseph the worker. The reason it is the feast of Saint Joseph the worker is because the Church wanted to show a transcendent dimension to the working man.
Today the state of Maryland brought charges against the six police officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray. They are going after abuse of authority. What we've seen on the streets of Baltimore in the last few weeks is abuse of freedom.
This video analyzes how this all ties together and how Catholics should treat it.
The president claims overwhelming scientific evidence that conversion therapies are harmful. Not true. one study by Shidlo and Shroeder set out to prove it was harmful. Their research project carried the hardly unbiased name: "Homophobic Therapies: Documenting the Damage" It was eventually changed to COnversion Therapies: Do They Work. In the Shidlo and Schroder study most of the participants reported no change and many reported experiencing harm. A modest percentage, however reported benefits from attempting change. However, three other significant studies all indicate more positive than negative results. Visit our website! avemariaradio.net
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This Fifty Shades of Grey resource page, put together by the Ave Maria Radio production team, is designed to educate and inform our listeners on the dangers of this film and BDSM activity in general. These resources will aid you in speaking intelligently with your friends and family who are interested in the film, the books and the BDSM lifestyle in general, as well as provide you resources to actively protest the film. Please share this page with everyone you know!
As we expected, Planned Parenthood is doing its best to avoid the substantive issues raised in the recent undercover video that shows their Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, acknowledging that PP affiliates do receive money for aborted fetal body parts.
They are hiding their unethical behavior by holding up the figleaf of altruism and humanistic benevolence.
There are at least three serious issues here.
1. PP’s consent form does not inform the mother that they will be receiving money for the dead baby’s body parts.
2. PP violates the ethics of patient care by altering the abortion procedure for reasons other than the well being of the patient, the mother. This is on a par with treating a dying person differently because you know you are going to harvest their organs. The objective is always the well being of the patient not how you can use the patient for some other objective.
3. The national headquarters of PP are fully aware, support and approve this practice of their affiliates.
Every year on October 31, Americas enjoy Halloween. That's fun. Catholic acknowledge the eve of All Saints Day. And serious Protestant Christians celebrate Reformation Day.
On October 31, 1517, the brilliant but frustrated Augustinian monk, Martin Luther nailed his 95 debate thesis on a church door in Wittenberg, Germany. He was fixing for an academic debate not a new Church, an academic debate, not a rousing speech to launch a rebellion. The question is, was it a success?