Wednesday, April 29, 2009

On Miss USA California

It has been all over the news so I am sure many of you are aware of Carrie Prejean's, Miss USA California, response when asked a question about gay marriages. Prejean said that it was her personal belief that marriage should be between a man and a woman. In front of judges and millions of Americans, Prejean stayed true to herself and her personal beliefs and perhaps, therefore, lost the Miss America crown.

I hope her example can encourage more people, especially young people, to be just as bold and proud in their personal beliefs. Our culture strongly and attractively promotes a message about human sexuality that is not in accord with our beliefs as Christians. I pray that we each may find the strength and courage within to stand up for the message of Christ proudly and confidently.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Weekly Quote

"So be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us and handed himself over for us as a sacrificial offering to God for a fragrant aroma. Immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be mentioned among you, as is fitting among holy ones, no obscenity or silly or suggestive talk, which is out of place, but instead, thanksgiving. Be sure of this, that no immoral or impure or greedy person, that is, an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no one deceive you with empty arguments, for because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the disobedient."

Ephesians 5: 1-6

Friday, April 24, 2009

Question Box Friday

What are some of the problems women have besides depression after an abortion?

Complications may happen in as many as 1 out of every 100 early abortions and in about 1 out of 50 later abortions. These complications may include:

Heavy Bleeding
Some bleeding after abortion is normal. However, there is a risk of hemorrhage especially if the uterine artery is torn. When this happens a blood transfusion may be required.

Bacteria may get into the uterus from an incomplete abortion resulting in infection.

Incomplete Abortion
Some fetal parts may not be removed by the abortion. Bleeding and infection may occur. RU486 may fail in up to 1 out of every 20 cases.

Allergic Reaction to Drugs
The anesthesia used during abortion could cause an allergic reaction to occur, resulting in convulsions, heart attack and, in extreme cases, death.

Tearing of the Cervix
The cervix could be cut or torn by the instruments used to preform an abortion.

Scarring of the Uterine Lining
Suction tubing, curettets and other abortion instruments may cause permanent scarring of the uterine lining.

Perforation of the Uterus
The instruments used in abortion may puncture or tear the uterus. The risk of this complication increases with the length of pregnancy . If this occurs, major sugery, including a hysterectomy, may be required.

Damage to Internal Organs
When the uterus is punctured or torn, there is also a risk of damaging nearby organs such as the bowel and bladder.

This complication is very rare and occurs, on average, in less than 20 caes per year.

Information was taken from a pamphlet intitled Before You Decide: An Abortion Education Resource published by Care Net.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Weekly Quote

"When you decide firmly to lead a clean life, chastity will not be a burden on you: it will be a crown of triumph"

- St. Josemaria Escriva

Taken from Theology of the Body for Teens

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Theology of the Body for Teens

Do you want to discover God’s plan for
you, for love and life?

Then, take our class...
Theology of the Body for Teens!

Theology of the Body is a study of God and the purpose of life as experienced and revealed through the body

“How much does it cost?” Absolutely nothing.

“What are the dates and times?” We will offer two different
classes. One will be Tuesdays, June 9- August 4, 2009 from
1:30-3:30 PM. The second one will be Wednesdays, June 10-
August 5, 2009 from 6:30– 8:30 PM.

“Who is invited?” All incoming and outgoing high school students.
“Where will we meet?” Adoption Professionals in Hyde Park.
Their address is 2758 Erie Ave, just a few doors down from our

You’ll get a free copy of Theology of the
Body for Teens
at the first meeting. Plus,
you get a free meal at every meeting!

To sign up or for more information, please
contact Thom Snowden at 513-321-3100

Space limited! Please register by Friday,
May 1st

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Did you know?

Many teens become sexually active because they want to show how much they care about the other person. But did you know that 61 percent of teen sexaul relationships end within three months, and 80 percent end within six months?

Information taken from Theology of the Body for Teens which cites information from:

"Teenage Sexual Abstinence and Academic Achievement," by Robert Rector and Kirk A. Johnson, Ph.D, Conference Paper, October 27, 2005.