STRONG WOMEN TAKE CENTER STAGE THIS WEEK – The Church Oppresses Women? I Don’t Think So!!

You’ve heard the whining: The Catholic Church oppresses women. The complaints likely center on two specific Church teachings: the all-male priesthood, and the sanctity of human life.Stretching credulity, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd equated the suffering of women under radical Islamic law with being a Catholic woman in America. (Fact check: Under Sharia law women cannot drive cars, get jobs, choose their own fashions, vote, speak in public, get a divorce, prosecute a rapist, travel a … [Read more...]

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The Glue That Holds the Universe Together – Laminin

He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. --Colossians 1:17Laminin is the building block of the human body, the glycoprotein which holds all together.And what does this glycoprotein look like?Yes, we are fearfully and wonderfully made. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=F0-NPPIeeRk … [Read more...]

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For Our World: A Child’s Profound Reflections on 9/11

I saw the World Trade Center only once. It was 1998 or 1999.  It had been a number of years since I’d visited New York City; but when our youngest son Jerry began working at an airline, I took advantage of my “parent privileges” (in those innocent pre-9/11 days, parents of employees could fly for $30/roundtrip) and the two of us set off for a day trip to the Big Apple.  We planned to see the sights, visit a museum, enjoy lunch and dinner—then head back home to Michigan.At some point—was … [Read more...]

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