What “success” looks like

When my kids are grown, it won’t really matter if they got an A or a B in 7th grade history. It won’t really matter how far they can hit a baseball. It won’t really even matter much if they’ve made a lot of money or been “successful” according to the world. What will matter much more is this:

12 Most Important Metrics for your Child’s (and your) Education

According to a new study, the more intelligent a person is, the more likely he/she would be turn away from religion.

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Study: “Most extant explanations (of a negative relation) share one central theme —the premise that religious beliefs are irrational, not anchored in science, not testable and, therefore, unappealing to intelligent people…”

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Editor’s note: All of which goes to prove the eminent practicality of Catholicism, which is based on Jesus Christ – an actual historical person – plus faith and reason – including the entirely logical premise that anyone who claims to be God and subsequently raises himself from the dead in order to prove it – most likely IS precisely who he claims to be!

The ultimate hypocrisy: Convicted abortionist/murderer/baby-killer Kermit Gosnell made a deal and chose life – for himself.

He won’t die by an induced, painless, “humane” death.

He won’t die from a lethal dose of poison or a snip of the spine.

No, when given his last choice as a free human being
in the United States of America, he chose life.

He chose life even if it means he will suffer and be unwanted.

He chose life even if it means
he will be totally dependent on others to take care of him.

It would have been murder if someone had killed him in the outside world.

It would not have been murder if the authorities had killed him in prison.

Prison is the womb he has chosen to live in, and not to die in.

Something to think about.

Maybe the memory of the dead will help secure final victory in the war of abortion.

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The beauty of human life

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To see a baby’s development between weeks 1-25 (the time range of legal abortion in the US) click on the links below:

http://www.babycenter.com/2_inside-pregnancy-weeks-1-to-9_10302602.bc

http://www.babycenter.com/2_inside-pregnancy-weeks-10-to-14_10308108.bc

http://www.babycenter.com/2_inside-pregnancy-weeks-15-to-20_10308111.bc

http://www.babycenter.com/2_inside-pregnancy-weeks-21-to-27_10312242.bc

To hear the voices of women who have survived abortion and women who have had abortions, click on the link below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dawFw_fPCw8

Want to do something about this?  

Don’t forget to attend the March for Life this Friday!

March for life homepage: http://www.marchforlife.org/

Related activities: http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/2013-u.s.-march-for-life-schedule-of-events

And to continue following this cause!

National Right to Life: http://www.nrlc.org/

Life News: http://www.lifenews.com/

Thanks to Maria Kaufmann, Turtle Bay and Beyond

 

An unborn baby is “not a potential life, but a life with potential.”

A few years ago, my father commented on one of his favorite pro-life bumper stickers. That bumper-sticker phrase has stuck with me. The phrase is very truthful: “if it’s not a baby, then you’re not pregnant.”

Not only is such a phrase truthful, but it is very commonsense and simple – or at least should be. Now, there are those who will disagree with me, and may even express such disagreement right here on this forum. So, for the people who disagree, I have to ask: if what is in the mother’s womb is not a baby, what is it?

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Your participation is requested: USCCB Call To Prayer For Life, Marriage, And Religious Liberty.

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Join the Movement

  • What: The U.S. bishops have approved a pastoral strategy to advance a Movement for Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty. It is essentially a call to prayer, penance, and sacrifice for the sake of renewing a culture of life, marriage, and religious liberty in our country.
  • Why: The well-being of society requires that life, marriage, and religious liberty are promoted and protected. Serious threats to each of these goods, however, have raised unprecedented challenges to the Church and to the nation. Two immediate flashpoints are the following:First is the HHS Mandate, which requires almost all employers, including Catholic employers, to pay for employees’ contraception, sterilization, and abortifacient drugs regardless of conscientious objections. This is a clear affront to America’s first freedom, religious liberty, as well as to the inherent dignity of every human person.Second, current trends in both government and culture are moving toward redefining marriage as the union of any two persons, ignoring marriage’s fundamental meaning and purpose as the universal institution that unites a man and a woman with each other and with the children born from their union. These challenges call for increased awareness and formation, as well as spiritual stamina and fortitude among the faithful, so that we may all be effective and joyful witnesses of faith, hope and charity.
  • When: In this Year of Faith, starting on the feast of the Holy Family (Dec. 30, 2012) until the feast of Christ the King (Nov. 24, 2013)
  • Who: All of the Catholic faithful are encouraged to participate
  • Where: Throughout the entire country; at your local parish, cathedral, school or home

How To Participate: 5 Ways

NASA definition of life seems plausible … at first.

Make sure you read this one all the way to the end…

A conversation with a pro-choice person that bears repeating, in case you ever hear a similar argument.