Month: October 2011

USDOJ: Office on Violence Against Women: Domestic Violence

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USDOJ: Office on Violence Against Women: Domestic Violence.

If you or someone you know is being abused, there is no better time than now to get help.

The United States Department of Justice recognizes the following as acts of abuse:

Physical Abuse: Hitting, slapping, shoving, grabbing, pinching, biting, hair pulling, etc are types of physical abuse. This type of abuse also includes denying a partner medical care or forcing alcohol and/or drug use upon him or her.

Sexual Abuse: Coercing or attempting to coerce any sexual contact or behavior without consent. Sexual abuse includes, but is certainly not limited to, marital rape, attacks on sexual parts of the body, forcing sex after physical violence has occurred, or treating one in a sexually demeaning manner.

Emotional Abuse: Undermining an individual’s sense of self-worth and/or self-esteem is abusive. This may include, but is not limited to constant criticism, diminishing one’s abilities, name-calling, or damaging one’s relationship with his or her children.

Economic Abuse: Is defined as making or attempting to make an individual financially dependent by maintaining total control over financial resources, withholding one’s access to money, or forbidding one’s attendance at school or employment.

Psychological Abuse: Elements of psychological abuse include  – but are not limited to – causing fear by intimidation; threatening physical harm to self, partner, children, or partner’s family or friends; destruction of pets and property; and forcing isolation from family, friends, or school and/or work.

1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

World Series Wager: Between Bishops | St. Louis Review

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World Series Wager: Between Bishops | St. Louis Review.

This is just too cute …

“Archbishop Carlson looks forward to the opportunity to remind Bishop Vann of his strong St. Louis roots and change his allegiance back to the St. Louis Cardinals. Bishop Vann likewise looks forward to demonstrating that one must follow God’s will and the blessings that come with conversion, while reminding Archbishop Carlson that North Texas hosted Super Bowl XLV in the diocese in February, the NBA championships in the spring which North Texas’ Dallas Mavericks won and now the World Series which he is confident the Texas Rangers will win.”


Woman refuses treatment of cancer to save her unborn child, dies |

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Woman refuses treatment of cancer to save her unborn child, dies |

May she rest in peace, eternal rest grant to her soul.



When a woman named Gianna Molla did the same thing, she became a saint in the Catholic Church….

The Catholic Church takes the role of the mother very seriously, especially when the child is still in the womb, and the most vulnerable it will ever be …. and values those who uphold it in even the most dire of circumstances.  It must be our prayer that all mothers value their roles and strive to raise children who know, love, and fear God in all they do.

Anonymous No More: Child of Sperm Donor Speaks Out |

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Anonymous No More: Child of Sperm Donor Speaks Out |

“Alana S. was just 8 years old when her parents told her they would be getting a divorce. Her father made an effort to gain custody of Alana’s older sister, but not Alana. This would become Alana’s first of many painful lessons in what it is like to be a child of a sperm donor.”


A troubling industry to say the least, its effects are more far-reaching than we will ever know, and quite frankly should never be dealing with.


It needs to end.