Freezing Eggs: Why Facebook and Apple Should Not Support This Technology

egg freezing

Breaking news today from Silicon Valley, where Facebook and Apple announced that the tech companies will cover the cost, if their female employees choose to have their eggs frozen. NBC News reports:Facebook recently began covering egg freezing, and Apple will start in January, spokespeople for the companies told NBC News. The firms appear to be the first major employers to offer this coverage for non-medical reasons. “Having a high-powered career and children is still a very hard thing t … [Read more...]

Diocese of St. Augustine Honors the Virgin Mary, Breastfeeding Mother

Our Lady of La Leche

On Saturday, October 11, the Diocese of St. Augustine will honor Mary in her role as a new mother nursing her infant.Bishop Felipe J. Estévez, head of the northeastern Florida diocese which is the oldest diocese in the United States, has declared the Feast of Our Lady of La Leche to be celebrated throughout the diocese.He also instituted a Jubilee Year in commemoration of the Blessed Mother, celebrating the 450th anniversary of the founding of America's oldest city at the site of the cu … [Read more...]

The Snowshoe Priest and Other Great Stories

Statue commemorating Bishop Baraga at L'Anse, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

In the long, harsh winter of 1835, Father Frederic Baraga trudged through the snow, carrying the gospel to the Ojibway tribe in northern Wisconsin and Michigan.In the region south of Lake Superior, the average snowfall is 300 inches.  Undaunted, the native Slovenian priest traveled thousands of miles on snowshoes, ministering to the region's Native American population.It was the Ojibway (Chippewa) tribe that gave Father Baraga his nickname, "the Snowshoe Priest."  But the young priest's m … [Read more...]


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