Monday, November 28, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Walgreens responds to flood of calls
"We fully agree with you ..." - Walgreens spokesmanNovember 22, 2011
"During the months of October and November, we make greater use of the word 'holiday' to include celebrations such as Thanksgiving and Hanukkah. But as Christmas Day draws closer, you’ll see more references to the word 'Christmas.' That includes the message, 'Merry Christmas,' which will be on the front of our newspaper sales insert on Dec. 25.
"We fully agree with you that – while we're helping customers celebrate a variety of holidays during this time of year – we should continue and increase the use of the word 'Christmas' when referring to items specifically for the Christmas holiday."
G.K. Chesterton said, “In Catholicism, the pint, the pipe and the Cross can all fit together.” Indeed, they can, and they must. For it is equally the heretic and the heathen who falsely consider all drinking is drunkenness and all smoking is vice, but it is the Catholic - whether he is a formal member of the Catholic Church or not - who accepts the pint, the pipe, and the Cross. For though neither of them are good for the body, they are all good for the soul.
Monk Rock Store
Monday, November 21, 2011
Latin Mass:The traditional Latin Mass is
celebrated twice a month, on the first and third
Sundays, at 1:00 pm at St. Bridgets in Simpson.
Notice the time has changed - from now on, the
Latin Masses will be held at 1:00 pm. Questions?
Contact Don Hagler at 206-4355 or visit
Boycott Walgreens, this year's Christmas Scrooge
Sign your pledge to boycott Walgreens this Christmas season.November 21, 2011
Dear Men of Good Will,
Yesterday, Walgreens placed a 24-page circular in newspapers all across America. It had all the festive markings of that day known as...Holiday?
It's true! At Walgreens, they advertise "Holiday Candy," "Holiday Gift Tags," "Holiday Gift Wrap," "Holiday Decor," "Holiday Accessories," "Holiday Nuts and Snacks" and "Holiday Hats and Stockings." But no Christmas! In total, Walgreens used the term "holiday" 36 times, rather than using "Christmas."
Oh, the trees advertised in their circular? It's just "Prelit" trees.
Go to Walgreens' website and you can shop their "Holiday Shop" and take advantage of their "Holiday Shipping." If you want Christmas, it's not there.
At Walgreens, Christmas doesn't exist! Walgreens wants you to do your "Christmas" shopping with them, while refusing to recognize that Christmas even exists.
Walgreens doesn't want to offend non-Christians by using the word Christmas. The fact that they're censoring the use of Christmas and might offend Christians by doing so seems to be of no importance.
1. Sign your pledge to boycott Walgreens this Christmas season.
2. Call Walgreens' Customer Service at 1-800-289-2273 and let them know you will boycott their stores this Christmas, or until they agree to begin recognizing Christmas in their so-called "holiday" advertisements and website.
3. AFA has released its annual "Naughty or Nice" list of retailers for 2011. Find out how other stores stand in the War on Christmas.
It is very important that you forward this alert to your friends and family members.
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Sunday, November 20, 2011
Argument of the Month
408 3rd Street North
South Saint Paul, MN
Extraordinary Form - Traditional Latin Mass - for the day after Thanksgiving 11/25/2011 - Diocese of Winona
Also, for Advent at St. Agnes - Kellogg, MN:
On Sunday evenings during Advent, we will have Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Church of St. Agnes. This hour of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will include: (1) a short reflection; (2) time for silent meditation; and (3) sung Sunday Vespers – the official Evening Prayer of the Church. Everyone is welcome to participate in this beautiful hour of prayer and adoration. (WOW)
Saturday, November 19, 2011
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November 18, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In a conversation with a priest in my diocese, I shared my spiritual director's report that every other confession he hears from men involves the sin of pornography. The pastor's response was shocking: "Oh, it's much worse than that!" Since then, this sad reality has been confirmed by many others: The sin of pornography is overwhelming Catholic men.
Pornography is now more popular than baseball. In fact, it has become America's pastime, and we are awash in it. Porn is on our computers, our smartphones, and our cable or satellite TV. It's common in our hotels and even in many retail stores and gas stations. For many men — and, increasingly, women — it is part of their daily lives.
Yet, Catholic teaching on the subject is clear. Use of pornography is a "grave offense." The Catechism of the Catholic Church states, "Pornography … offends against chastity because it perverts the conjugal act, the intimate giving of spouses to each other. It does grave injury to the dignity of its participants (actors, vendors, the public), since each one becomes an object of base pleasure and illicit profit for others" (2354).
In Life of Christ, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen wrote, "The penalty of those who live too close to the flesh is to never understand the spiritual." Hardcore pornography on the Internet offers an ocean of perversion. It takes the mind where it should never go, loosening its moral moorings and leaving it adrift in a treacherous sea of sin. That is the fate of those who give themselves over to pornography: They find themselves alone with their images and an insatiable appetite for more.
While astounding to many, users of pornography eventually put religion, marriage, family, work and friendships secondary to their desire for pornography. They may want to change, to go back to life as it was before porn, but most will return and descend further. Dr. Mary Anne Layden, director of the University of Pennsylvania's Sexual Trauma and Psychopathology Program at the Center for Cognitive Therapy, likens pornography to crack cocaine. In a testimony to the U.S. Senate in November 2004, she noted, "This material is potent, addictive and permanently implanted in the brain."
Sadly, for the regular consumer of pornography, confession and contrition are normally not sufficient to break from pornography because, like drug abuse, pornography is not just a bad habit — it is often an addiction.
A DESIRE THAT DOES NOT SATISFY
Addiction to pornography is now commonplace among adults and is even a growing problem for children and teenagers. Few who are addicted will get help, and the consequences can be lifelong and severe.
Pornography's addictive strength is a result of long-term, sometimes lifelong, neuroplastic changes in the brain. Psychiatrist Norman Doidge, author of the best-selling book The Brain That Changes Itself (Penguin, 2007), writes, "Pornography, by offering an endless harem of sexual objects, hyperactivates the appetitive system. Porn viewers develop new maps in their brains, based on the photos and videos they see. Because it is a use-it-or-lose-it brain, when we develop a map area, we long to keep it activated. Just as our muscles become impatient for exercise if we've been sitting all day, so too do our senses hunger to be stimulated" (108).
With pornography, in other words, our brain's pleasure system that excites our desires is activated, but there is no real satisfaction. This explains why users can spend endless hours searching for pornography on the Internet.
Doidge further notes that porn viewers develop tolerances so that they need higher and higher levels of stimulation. Thus, they often move to harder, more deviant pornography. More than a decade ago, Margaret A. Healy, adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law, and Muireann O'Brian, former head of End Child Pornography, Prostitution and Trafficking (ECPAT), observed a link between adult and child pornography. Since that time, scores of current and former law enforcement authorities have noted that many adult porn consumers will eventually move to child pornography, even if they are not pedophiles and had no interest is such material at first. These findings account, in part, for the prevalence of child pornography in the world today.
Viewing porn changes the user's attitude toward sex, his or her spouse and society. He or she uses sexual fantasies to get aroused, tries to get partners to act out pornographic scenes, is more likely to engage in sexual harassment and sexual aggression, and views sex as a casual, non-intimate, recreational privilege. Laydon and other clinical psychologists have reported that, ironically, erectile dysfunction is commonly associated with constant porn use among men. One reason for this is that the constant search for sexual images and often-accompanying masturbation lead to dissatisfaction with one's spouse. After all, a man's wife cannot possibly maintain an image that competes with the women in the fantasy world of pornographic videos and images. The regular porn consumer sets himself up for disappointment and the almost-certain disintegration of his marriage.
Marital love is meant to be a total giving of oneself to a lifelong, faithful partner. It is a trusting, selfless giving. By contrast, pornographic sex is selfish, demeaning and mechanical. In his catechesis on the theology of the body, Pope John Paul II emphasized that there is a "moral goodness" in marriage, which is faithfulness. That goodness can be adequately achieved only in the exclusive relationship of both parties. Too many people miss out on that unique goodness of marriage and settle for the temporary, perverted and unfulfilling excitement of pornography.
PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN
A father has a duty to keep his children from pornography and a sacred obligation to set an example of purity for his family. What greater authority could a father have about the harms of pornography than the words of Christ?: "But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart" (Mt 5:28).
If you have become a porn consumer, ask yourself this: Am I the same man who professed fidelity to my wife on my wedding day? Fidelity cannot be maintained if one consumes pornography. Wives of porn consumers feel as though their husbands are committing adultery. Affairs of the mind are every bit as destructive as affairs of the heart.
Divorce lawyers report a high correspondence between pornography consumption and divorces. One 2004 study in Social Science Quarterly titled "Adult Social Bonds and Use of Internet Pornography" revealed that persons having an extramarital affair were more than three times more likely to have accessed Internet porn than those who did not have affairs. Further, those ever having engaged in paid sex were 3.7 times more apt to be using Internet porn than those who had not.
If you have a porn habit, your children may follow. Many pornography addicts report that their first exposure to porn was the discovery of their parent's porn collection, which started them on a life of sexual confusion and exploitation. A 2006 survey of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children revealed that 79 percent of youth gain unwanted exposure to pornography in the home.
To a child, pornography normalizes sexual harm, according to Dr. Sharon Cooper, a pediatrician at the University of North Carolina. "Research has shown that the prefrontal cortex — the home of good judgment, common sense, impulse control and emotions — is not completely mature until children are 20-22 years of age," she explained. The introduction of pornography to the brain's prefrontal cortex is therefore devastating to key areas of a child's development and may be life-altering. "When a child sees adult pornography … their brains will convince them that they are actually experiencing what they are seeing," Cooper added. In other words, what a child sees in porn is what they believe is reality.
Some children will actually emulate what they see in pornography and experiment on siblings, relatives and friends. Many studies show that children exposed to pornography initiate sexual activity at an earlier age, have more sex partners, and have multiple partners in a short period of time. A 2001 study in the journal Pediatrics also found that teenage girls exposed to pornographic movies have sex more frequently and have a strong desire to become pregnant.
THERE IS HELP AND HOPE
Thankfully, there are organizations, counselors and resources that provide hope for those suffering from the destructive effects of pornography on children, marriages, relationships and society. Many who have been addicted — adults and children alike — have been helped through counseling or online exercises offered by recovery services.
It is critical, however, that each person and each family does a reality check. Ask yourselves whether you and your family are protected from the scourge of pornography. Do you have adequate parental control or filtering software on your home computer? Is the computer in an open area of the home? If you have children, have you talked to them about the spiritual and social cost of pornography? Do you have premium cable or satellite channels on your TV that offer pornography as regular fare?
If you are viewing pornography or indecent material, you are harming your very soul and perhaps those of your children and your spouse. The biblical warning is severe: "If your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out" (Mk 9:47). At a minimum, make sure that your computer both at home and in the office is filtered and that you have an "accountability partner" — perhaps your wife or a good friend — who has access to your computer and the sites you visit. Finally, get involved in the war on pornography. It is worth the fight for you, your family and your nation.
Patrick A. Trueman is the president and C.E.O. of Morality in Media. A member of St. Francis Xavier Council 6608 in Buffalo, Minn., Trueman served as chief of the U.S. Department of Justice Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Criminal Division, under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.
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There are numerous resources to help both men and women with porn addictions. Here are just a few:
* How to Deal with Your Sexual Addiction
* Porn Addiction – Identification and Help.
* Catholic Porn Help for Those Struggling with Pornography &Resources for Men Desiring to Maintain Their Purity
Many more can be found by searching the Internet.
HT Catholic Parents Online
God bless you,
Catholic Parents OnLine
"Maintain the Truth Lovingly and always Love Truthfully" Blessed John Paul II
Friday, November 18, 2011
A while ago I attended a film debut hosted by "Catholics for Marriage Equality MN." They created a series of five vignettes of faith, family and marriage from the perspective of the GLBT community and supportive family members.
I walked away from the event wondering how, in fact, these individuals could possibly make the claim that they were Catholic. Any Catholic with very basic catechesis (Catholic religious education) would know that the Eucharist is the heart and soul of our faith. Attending Mass and participating in the Eucharist is paramount to being Catholic. The sacraments bring our faith alive and allow us to experience the Lord personally. Yet by my count, barely half of the individuals featured in the vignettes said that they regularly attend Catholic Mass. It left me wondering: what constitutes being Catholic? Is being baptized and confirmed in a Catholic Church really enough to be called Catholic today?
I ponder this because, as someone who has struggled with same-sex attractions and had identified myself as a lesbian for 18 years, I had thought that being Catholic wasn't an option for me. I didn't resent this. I believed that if I was a lesbian and the Lord had created me this way, He would provide me a place to worship Him, to honor Him, to serve Him and to advance His Kingdom.
I searched for that place for years and no matter what church or faith I sought and tried to call home, it simply wasn't home. I didn't find it. I didn't take my faith to a Saturday afternoon Quaker meeting and call myself Catholic. I would have said, "I'm a Quaker." And, I didn't stop by a church from time to time and say I was practicing my Catholic faith.
Eventually, after 18 years of trying to find the Lord I decided to make my way back to the Catholic Church. I stopped trying to fit God into my life and decided to try to fit my life into His.
I am back to my roots and am home. I have a peace in my life today that really does surpass all understanding. I attend Mass regularly, frequent the sacrament of reconciliation, attend adoration and nurture my Catholic faith—these are just a few things I would say that identify me as a practicing Catholic. At the bare minimum, I honor the Lord's Day.
That said, "Catholics for Marriage Equality MN" does not speak for me in regard to marriage "equality." As a practicing Catholic, I understand, know and believe that marriage is between one man and one woman. Professing a Catholic lifestyle in a same-sex relationship is simply incongruent.
I have joyful, faithful single Catholic friends, men and women, who have never had same-sex attraction and live a life of chastity. My struggle with same-sex attraction isn't any different than their struggle with trying to live a holy, single, chaste life to honor God. I am called to live the same life as they are. Does that mean I might not get married? Yep, it does. But you know, they might not get married either.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Oh, if you want an alternative to the Girl Scouts, why not try Little Flowers?
"Little Flowers Girls' Club® is a Catholic program for girls ages 5 and up based on learning Catholic virtues through the lives of Catholic saints, Scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Developed by a Catholic mom of eleven, Rachel Watkins, and based on Fr. Lasance's Catholic Girls' Guide, the Club strives to bring the Catholic faith alive and inspire the girls to become authentic Catholic women."
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was being forced to open his mouth to eat pork.
But preferring a glorious death to a life of defilement, he spat out the meat, and went forward of his own accord to the instrument of torture, as people ought to do who have the courage to reject the food which it is unlawful to taste even for love of life.
because of their long acquaintance with him, and urged him to bring meat of his own providing, such as he could legitimately eat, and to pretend to be eating some of the meat of the sacrifice prescribed by the king; in this way he would escape the death penalty, and be treated kindly because of their old friendship with him.
He told them to send him at once to the abode of the dead, explaining: "At our age it would be unbecoming to make such a pretense; many young people would think the ninety-year-old Eleazar had gone over to an alien religion.
Even if, for the time being, I avoid the punishment of men, I shall never, whether alive or dead, escape the hands of the Almighty.
Therefore, by manfully giving up my life now, I will prove myself worthy of my old age,
and I will leave to the young a noble example of how to die willingly and generously
for the revered and holy laws."
Eleazar spoke thus, and went immediately to the instrument of torture.
Those who shortly before had been kindly disposed, now became hostile toward him because what he had said seemed to them utter madness.
When he was about to die under the blows, he groaned and said:
This is how he died, leaving in his death a model of courage and an unforgettable example of virtue not only for the young but for the whole nation.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
> The kids were pretend playing and P said "I'm jumping off a building!!" and J said, "You can't do that, you would die." and P said, "Mr. Taylor jumped off a building."
> So thanks alot! Now when the kids are naughty and they say, "Well, so and so did it.". I can no longer say "Well, if so and so jumped off a building would you?" because now they will say to me, "Well, Mr Taylor did."
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Why - I asked? Did they like the girl scouts, were they a girl scout, are their children scouts? Nope....none of those. Mind you this is not the first time I've had this discussion. The reason? Cookies. Yep Cookies. People like the cookies.....and if you think like my family does, why would you give money to a group that actively attacks the most innocent of our children - those young girls - who should be learning good feminine skills. Instead, however, they are forced to learn of contraception, pre-marital sex, sodomy, and the like.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Friday, November 18th to Sunday, November 20th
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Last month, an advisory committee of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta recommended that 9 to 12 year old boys be vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV), a virus transmitted through sexual contact.
The goal of the recommendations was to prevent cancers caused by HPV, such as certain cancers of the digestive tract.The same committee had already recommended, back in March of 2007, that girls and young women between the ages of 9 and 26 be vaccinated against HPV, to help prevent various cancers of the reproductive tract, such as cervical cancer.
While the motivation to prevent cancer and diseases is clearly good, a universal recommendation of this type raises ethical concerns. Because the recommendations of the committee relate to important aspects of human behavior and sexuality at formative ages for children and adolescents, parents need to look at the psychological and social messages they might be conveying by choosing to vaccinate their children against HPV. Beyond all the medical considerations, parents also have a duty to innoculate their children against harmful and immoral behaviors. Thus, decisions about vaccinations ultimately need to be made on a case-by-case basis within a particular family.
Parents are often rightly concerned that getting their kids vaccinated for a sexually-transmitted virus could be taken to signal tacit approval of pre-marital sex. Young people might surmise that their parents and physicians do not believe they can remain chaste, but instead begrudgingly expect them to become sexually active prior to marriage.
The widespread phenomenon of condom distribution among youth certainly conveys the same message, and young people today are not fools; they perceive how the culture around them has caved in on this question, no longer insisting, or even believing, that they have the wherewithal to refrain from pre-marital sex. Girls and boys are no longer treated as free individuals who can make higher and better choices when encouraged and supported, but instead are treated as mere creatures of sexual necessity.
I recall one time speaking with a middle-aged woman about the CDC vaccination recommendations. "When I was a girl, if my mom had taken me to get vaccinated for a sexually transmitted disease, I would have been horrified," she said. "I would have wondered to myself, 'What does she suppose I am, a tramp or something?'"
Parents do need to be careful about conveying a sense of fatalism when it comes to questions of the sexual behavior of their kids. Against the backdrop of a highly permissive culture, parents, who are the first educators of their children in sexual matters, are right to be concerned about sending conflicting messages.
Pursuing universal vaccination for sexually transmitted diseases like HPV could have the unintended effect of setting up a false sense of security, a kind of mental "safety net," for boys and girls who are potentially sexually active. In the hormonally-charged environment of adolescence, young people might come to believe that the risks of premarital sex would be reduced by the vaccination, to the point that they would be "protected" and could risk promiscuous behaviors, when in fact, they would be increasing their odds of contracting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) of any kind.
To consider an example where using the HPV vaccine might be sensible, we could consider a young woman who had been chaste all her life but who was preparing to marry a man whom she suspected had been sexually active (and might therefore expose her to HPV in their marriage). She could decide, prior to marriage, that receiving the HPV vaccination would be reasonable, and even without any suspicions about her future spouse's past behavior, she might still prefer to leave nothing to chance.
Evaluating the potential risks and benefits of vaccinating boys or young men would similarly indicate various situations where the HPV vaccination would be reasonable. Also, at younger ages, children may not need to know the exact purposes behind a vaccination. They could simply be told by their parents (if they even asked) that the vaccine would protect them against possible cancers in the future.
Parents themselves, however, might still have doubts about the safety of the HPV vaccine, given that its side effects and complications are still being actively debated and studied. They might still have questions about its long-term benefits since it affords only a 5 year window of protection, and has only been surmised, but never scientifically demonstrated, to prevent cancer at a timepoint far in the future.
In sum, many factors need to be considered. Rather than a universal mandate, a careful, case-by-case risk/benefit analysis ought to be made by each family to determine whether the HPV vaccine is a reasonable choice, not only medically, but also in terms of where a young person may be in his or her life as a "moral agent."
Rev. Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D. earned his doctorate in neuroscience from Yale and did post-doctoral work at Harvard. He is a priest of the diocese of Fall River, MA, and serves as the Director of Education at The National Catholic Bioethics Center in Philadelphia. See www.ncbcenter.org
Monday, November 7, 2011
Argument of the Month
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South Saint Paul, MN
Moral theologian voices concern over CCHD grant process
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- WASHINGTON, D.C., October 26, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - prominent moral theologian has concurred with an independent review of the U.S. bishops’ social justice arm finding that, while Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) grant guidelines are ‘morally sound,’ their implementation is problematic.
by Dale O'Leary
1) Persons with SSA are born that way.There are numerous studies refuting the first two points and no credible studies supporting either.
2) Persons with SSA can't change.
3) Persons with SSA are just as healthy as persons in husband/wife marriages.
4) Same-sex relationships are just like husband/wife marriages except for the sex of the partners.
5) Children acquired by persons in same-sex relationships don't have excess problems.
There are numerous well-designed large studies which have found that persons with SSA are far more likely that married men and women to suffer from:
· Psychological disordersThose defending marriage frequently point out that same-sex relationships lack complementarity, but fail to explain how that lack affects the quality of the relationship and causes one or both of the partners to sacrifice something essential to their human dignity. Same-sex relationships fall into a number of patterns. The following list covers some of these patterns and how the lack of natural complementarity negatively impacts individuals involved:
· Sexual additions and paraphilias
· Suicidal ideation and attempts
· Substance abuse and addiction, including to drugs, alcohol and cigarettes
· To have unstable, unfaithful, non-permanent, non-exclusive relationships
· To have health problems, particularly STDs including HIV and cancer
· To have been victims of sexual abuse, rape, or domestic violence
1) Pseudo husband or wife – The man imitating the role of the wife senses it is unmanly to be dependent on another man. The woman imitating the role of husband often still wants to mother.Same-sex relationships do not promote the best interests or meet the real needs of the persons involved. The push for social recognition may be motivated by the erroneous belief that their relationship problems are caused by external forces rather than the inherent lack of true complementarity.
2) Parent/child – The younger male partner by accepting the child role sacrifices his right to become a full adult. The woman accepting the child role becomes permanently dependent. The relationship is inherently incestuous.
3) Asexual friendship – Many same-sex relationships start passionately and quickly devolve into asexual friendships. The same-sex friend no longer excites passion. The males in asexual friendships engage in casual sex outside the relationship. Among women, the "dead bed" is common. Asexual friendships do not need to be recognized as marriages.
4) Clones/fusion – Persons in some same-sex relationships try to eradicate all differences. Individuality is not tolerated
5) Loneliness caused by absence of the other sex or fear of the other sex caused by abuse – The persons involved sacrifice their natural heterosexuality. These relationships are inherently unstable and the person may, when the opportunity occurs, return to a heterosexual relationship.
Children acquired by same-sex couples are also subject to problems inherent in their status. In addition, same-sex couples are more likely to be at risk for a number of problems which directly impact their ability to parent.
1) Intrinsic Factors – Every child acquired by a same sex couple has by definition been separated from one or both of his biological parents, through death, desertion, single parenthood, foster care, adoption, artificial insemination donor, or surrogate motherhood. Even in the best of circumstances such separation is perceived by the child as a loss. A same-sex couple is never the best of circumstances. It is by definition second best because it lacks a parent of both sexes. Worse still this particular tragedy is not accidental, but the result of the conscious, planned action of the persons on whom the child is dependent. These children are purposefully and permanently made fatherless or motherless. In addition, same-sex families with children function like a cult. The child's loss is denied. The children are made to feel that their legitimate desire for a parent of both sexes is a betrayal of their family's sacrifice in the face of a hostile, non-accepting, homophobic culture.
2) Risk Factors —Persons with SSA are far more likely than married men and women to suffer from psychological disorders, sexual addiction and paraphilias, suicidal ideation and attempts, unstable relationships, health problems, and to have been victims of abuse or violence. These problems rarely occur singly. Many persons with SSA suffer from a combination of disorders. In addition each same-sex relationship contains two persons who are at high risk, doubling the potential for a sub-optimum outcome. One has to ask: Are social workers intentionally ignoring problems when placing children with same-sex couples who have serious problems?
Those defending marriage need to make this information known.
Evidence supporting the material presented here can be found in my book One Man, One Woman. Those who need specific references may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or my blog.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Argument of the Month
408 3rd Street North
South Saint Paul, MN
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Wednesday, November 2, 2011
> Dear Friend in Christ,
> The time has absolutely come to call a halt to the phony appeal to Social Justice that has reigned supreme in the Church in the United States for the past forty years. Collecting money in the name of fighting poverty and giving it to dozens of groups that promote abortion, contraception, same-sex marriage etc has got to come to an end.
> Please pass this Vortex on to anyone you know who is even thinking about giving money to this.
> Watch our CIA program here;
> GOD Bless you and your loved ones,
> Michael Voris
> ~senior executive producer at RealCatholicTV.com
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
| Mark Your Calendars! |
On November 8, 2011, Remnant Editor Michael J. Matt will debate Chesterton Academy's
Professor Julian Ahlquist on the Harry Potter series.
All men are invited to the Argument of the Month's hottest debate of the season thus far!
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Would You Enroll Your Catholic Kids at Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry?
Hollywood loves Harry, and so do millions of children. Since the release of the first novel Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, J. K. Rowling's books have gained monumental commercial success worldwide. As of June 2011, the book series has sold about 450 million copies and has been translated into 67 languages, and the last four books consecutively set records as the fastest-selling books in history.
But there's a dark side to Harry Potter, which has led to intense criticism from Christian critics who are concerned over the increasingly dark tone and multitudinous occult references in the books. Even the current Holy Father has expressed disapproval. And Rowling herself has admitted that the main theme of the Harry Potter series is death.
So, is Harry Christian-friendly or not? You've heard the back-and-forth from women's groups and mothers; you've read the outright condemnations by Protestants critics. But isn't it time Catholic men and fathers weigh in on this controversy surrounding one of the most popular children's books in this history of the human race?
Obviously, Catholic men need to know something about Harry.
Don't miss the next Argument of the Month in which Julian Ahlquist of the Chesterton Academy will argue that Harry Potter is Christian-themed fantasy reading for our kids and grandkids, while Catholic newspaper publisher Michael Matt will attempt to demonstrate that it is fundamentally anti-Christian, if not introductory level indoctrination in the occult, and thus a very real threat to family life.
On the second Tuesday in November, two serious Catholic men will add their voices to this important cultural debate.
Argument of the Month
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South Saint Paul, MN