Woodridge, IL: Cyprus Cove World Youth Day Swim Party Benefit

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Holy Trinity is again hosting a fundraising event at Cypress Cove Water Park for the pilgrims hoping to attend World Youth Day 2011.  This year’s event will be held on Saturday August 8th from 7 – 9. 

TICKETS: $12.00 in advance. $15.00 at the door. $40.00 per family.

Click here to read the (PDF) flyer 

The Abortion President on the National Health Care Bill

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According to an email about the national health care bill that I recently received from Barack Obama, the ABORTION President:

“It’s time to fix our unsustainable insurance system and create a new foundation for health care security. That means guaranteeing your health care security and stability with eight basic consumer protections”

No discrimination for pre-existing conditions (editor’s note: Discrimination for ALL conditions!)
No exorbitant out-of-pocket expenses, deductibles or co-pays (editor’s note: Just exorbitant taxes at every level!)
No cost-sharing for preventive care (editor’s note: The taxpayers will foot the entire bill!)
No dropping of coverage if you become seriously ill (editors’ note: They’ll simply withhold or delay treatment and you’ll die!)
No gender discrimination (editors’ note: Except for abortion, where women are authorized to kill other women at a rate greater than 50%.)
No annual or lifetime caps on coverage
(editor’s note: If you’re too sick or too old, you get an aspirin and are then expected to die for your country!) 
Extended coverage for young adults (editor’s note: Code words for government funded abortion!)
Guaranteed insurance renewal so long as premiums are paid (editor’s note: Paid by whom and with what?)

Somebody ought to take some time to read the bill.

Obama obviously hasn’t!

China Sees 13 Million Abortions Annually, Most Done on Young Single Women

chinaBeijing, China (LifeNews.com) — China sees as many as 13 million abortions done on an annual basis, official state media are reporting today. The information is rare as the nation’s family planning agency, which endorses the country’s one-child policy that involves forced abortions, rarely releases such information to the public.

The China Daily newspaper said the abortions are mostly done on single women who do not know much about the use of contraception.

The number is likely higher as the total only includes abortions done in hospitals and does not include those abortions that occur in unregistered stand-alone centers.

The 13 million abortions annually also does not include the 10 million abortion drugs that are sold annually.

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Catholic Medical Association Statement on Health Care Reform

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“While health-care reform is more important than ever, existing legislation in the House and Senate—combined with President Obama’s push for hasty action—could make our current, flawed system even worse,” said Catholic Medical Association representative R. Steven White, M.D., in a statement released on July 29, 2009. “Sound reform must be based on sound ethics and economics; but so far, the House and Senate bills meet neither standard.”

The CMA is particularly concerned about two significant ethical issues (1) respect for the conscience rights of health-care providers; and (2) a mandate to finance and provide abortion.

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Catholic Groups Questioned About Support for Pro-Abortion Health Care Bills

As currently written, both the House and Senate bills pave the way for taxpayer-funded abortions and insurance mandates on abortion.

Yet, Catholic Charities USA, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and the Catholic Health Association have banded together to promote the legislation.

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Love, hate, philosophy, politics and science

There are truths that are unpalatable for a variety of reasons, one being that truth exacts our humble assent. Intellectual talents feed our pride: we assume that we know better than anyone else. Most heresies and key errors were engendered by “geniuses” whose pride blinded them to the fact that they were fallible. How very few of them, when proven wrong, acknowledged their errors! To be blind is bad enough; to deny that one is blind is hopeless. Skepticism, relativism, subjectivism, empiricism, idealism — none was born on a farm. They are all manufactured in colleges and universities. Nietzsche denied God’s existence on the grounds that if God existed, it would be unbearable for Nietzsche not to be god. He “honestly” tells us, through Zarathustra, that he wants to be god, a god that suffers no rival.

Such “blindness” is most prevalent in the ethical sphere. The “canonization” of science in the modern world is easily explained by the fact that it does not “preach”: It gives us plain, blunt facts about the workings of the material universe, and leaves our consciences at peace. Science does not meddle with our “lifestyles.” Moreover, it gives us a feeling of power and greatness: the mind-boggling discoveries of the past fifty years nurture in us the illusion that we are masters of the universe.

The very “neutrality” of scientific knowledge is soothing and explains its popularity. Ethics, on the other hand, is “irksome.” It commands; it condemns. Modern man reasons that this approach might have had some validity for primitive people — and, of course, during the Dark Ages. But now man is “mature”; each of us is properly disposed to decide how we should live. It is no easy task to convince a thief that thievery is immoral: In his eyes, it is a fast way of re-establishing justice. The rich man is rich because he cheated the poor; ergo, it is legitimate to “unburden” the rich man of his “unjustly” acquired property. Or try to convince a lecherous man that he is living in sin. A typical response might be: Was it not God Himself who chose to link intense pleasure to certain activities? What could be wrong with enjoying these treasures rooted in our nature?

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Submitted by Don H.

Nurse forced to participate in abortion sues hospital

“Pro-life nurses shouldn’t be forced to assist in abortions against their beliefs,” Alliance Defense Fund Legal Counsel Matt Bowman told LifeNews.com.

“Requiring a devout, Catholic nurse to participate in a late-term abortion in order to remain employed is illegal, unethical, and violates her rights of conscience,” he added.

According to the lawsuit, the abortion was not classified as an emergency. Cases requiring immediate attention are classified as emergencies. However, in this abortion case the surgery did not need to take place for six hours, according to the ADF. The organization claims the hospital had plenty of time to find another nurse.

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