Thursday, June 28, 2012
Friday, February 10, 2012
Morally, ethically, and not just because I’m Catholic, I don’t particularly like the idea of abortion, but, that’s me, and I don’t know and will never know the situations of other women who choose to have one. Therefore, I am not opposed to making it available everywhere, just in case someone finds it necessary to have one. Also, let’s not forget the emotional toil that an abortion could bring upon an individual. The decision to have an abortion is not taken lightly, and I think respect and non-judgment is due to them.
I know that Catholic hospitals are struggling with this and with offering contraception, but I am pretty sure that the there are employees within a Catholic hospital that are not Catholic, and they work there because they need a job. And I am pretty sure that there are Catholic hospitals that are, in terms of location, the best hospital for some people to go to. Therefore, for many, there is no choice but a Catholic hospital, but if you don’t believe in the Catholic practices, does that mean then that you are not entitled to care that you feel you need?
I think contraception is great because it prevents the conception of unwanted children, unwanted because people aren’t ready, because people are in dangerous or uncomfortable situations and it would be bad to bring a child into the world at this time, unwanted because people don’t want kids and they just want the sex.
And then, same-sex marriages, also well disliked by the Catholic church. But, unless they find a surrogate, gay couples are known to adopt children, children that were born unwanted. What say you about that?
By the way, what happened with all those priest molestation cases?
It’s hard to be a Catholic in present times.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Monday, October 17, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
While I feel bad for the entire family, I am glad that my cousin's wife got to have her father walk her down the aisle, and I'm glad that he was able to meet his first grandchild.
What saddens me is that one of his children is only 7 years old. She won't have the same experiences with him that her older sister had, and the memories of her father will be so few. The weekend before he died was her birthday, and the weekend after he died was her First Communion. She had a picture taken of her in her white communion dress and white veil, proudly holding a framed picture of her father. I teared when I saw this, thinking of how many experiences she's going to have, that he won't physically be there for.
Even a week after his death, I'm still shocked. Last time I saw him, he was happily playing games with us, enjoying the time being spent with friends and family. I don't know if he had any underlying problems with his heart, but nonetheless, it was too early, and way too unexpected.
I hope this encourages you to take care of yourself, even if you feel like you're the healthiest person alive. Cliche, but true: life is short, and life is full of surprises.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
So basically, I'm saying that if you're reading news articles, even the well-known, well-respected ones (TIME magazine totally mis-led readers with the title alone), read carefully.
Particularly when it comes to health news, if you want the real truth regarding the outcome of a study, read the journal, not the misleading news article. Causation does NOT equal association!!