Seen on the web: An old joke.

Beefy Levinson (paraphrased)

An old joke from Latin America:

What happened when the Church opted for the poor?

The poor opted for the Pentecostals.

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Catholic schools have become inexpensive private schools for middle class people who have little or no interest in the Catholic faith.

We may have a few parish schools still plugging along, but are they Catholic? It seems that all we have left to us is the threadbare cousin. All our resources and energies go to maintaining the private school in the building next to the church. While the world is starving for Christ, we are giving them bingo and bratwurst, raffles and dinner dances, all to keep the school going.

“But,” I can hear you say, “this is our major form of evangelism!” Aren’t you paying attention? The few kids from our schools who go to church don’t go because the school has converted them. They go because they have parents dedicated enough to bring them every Sunday, even in summer. Even in soccer season. Those kids may end up Catholic, not because they went to our schools and religious education programs, but because their parents were the first and best of teachers.

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Study: Over a third of all unwanted pregnancies (35 Percent!) occur, despite the use of a condom.

Christian Fiala, one of the most famous abortion doctors in Austria: Condoms as a preventative aid is only partially effective — protection only “from some” sexually transmitted diseases.

Vienna [kath.net]
Surprise, surprise! Of all things Christian Fiala, one of the most famous abortion doctors in Austria, had warned on Wednesday against the use of condoms and in another broadcast he allowed that condoms as a contraceptive method is only partly effective. “They tend to lead unnecessarily to undesired pregnancies and therefore to terminated pregnancies,” said Fiala. Actually his Firm Gynmed has noticed an upswing in the number of undesired “condompregnancies”. According to an actual Gynmed Study (2009) over a third of all unwanted pregnancies (35 Percent!) occur, despite the use of a condom.