Monday, December 29, 2008
Here is the weekly quote:
"The more one does what is good, the freer one becomes. There is no true freedom except in the service of what is good and just. The choice to disobey and to do evil is an abuse of freedom and leads to 'the slavery of sin'"
From the Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 1733
Friday, December 19, 2008
Secondly, pregnancy from rape is a very rare situation, it is also very difficult. A woman's body is more likely to concieve when she is relaxed, so it is not common for someone who has been rape to become pregnant.
Thirdly, even though it is a rarity it does happen and those women need lots of love, comfort and, most importantly, they need healing. When a woman does get pregnant from rape, they can often times, understandably, equate the baby with its criminal father and see it as something evil or as just a reminder of the rape. Both the mother and her baby are important and need the help others. It is important to help these women grief and heal from the rape and to help them see their baby as a new innocence life. The life of their baby is no less valuable than the life of a child conceived by a loving married couple. All life is valuable no matter what the circumstances.
Fourthly, many women who have given birth to a child concieved in rape have said that it has helped them in their healing process because it has allowed them to see that God can bring good out of evil.
Fifthly, abortion does not solve the problem, but rather it simply adds one injustice onto anoter injustice and causes women more pain and suffering.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Likewise with sexual feelings. In and of themselves sexual feelings are not bad or good. If you don't take control of them they can harm you and others: STDs, out-of-wedlock pregnancy, emotional and psychological pain, loss of self-respect, low self-esteem, bad reptuattion and possible loss of dreams and goals, etc. However, when you control them it will help you to more deeply bond with your spouse and help you two to create and raise a new life in a stable loving home.
By saying not to sex before marriage, we are growing in self-control, which help us now and in the future as well. When we are tempted to want sex, we can pray for the grace to live chastity. Taking things out of your life, like pornography, that encourages negative sexual feelings are important too.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
How can self-discipline can give someone freedom?
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Taken from Theology of the Body for Teens
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Question Box Friday on a Monday: What should you do if your boyfriend/girlfriend is getting carried away and about to go past your boundaries?
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Senator Obama: "It's Your America, share your ideas"
Senator Barack Obama is asking the country's opinion about how where he should lead our country. Take this opportunity to share with Senator Obama your vision for our country. Respectfully and truthfully share with him your vision for a culture of life; one where every person born and unborn are protected regardless of size, race, ability or place of residence, and more. Ask him not to pass the Freedom of Choice Act.
Monday, December 1, 2008
"Rather than be silent, we must instead point out the singular relevance of this teaching of divine Revelation: what St. Paul identified in the culture of the Greco-Roman world prophetically demonstrates its correspondence with what has taken place in Western culture in recent centuries: the exclusion of the Creator - to the point of proclaiming grotesquely that 'God is dead' - has had the consequence, almost as an inevitable punishment, of the spread of an aberrant sexual ideology, with an arrogance unknown to previous times."
- Cardinal Biffi