Did you know the World Health Organization ranks The Pill as a Group I carcinogen?

the pill 7.jpgby intern Anne Marie
Perhaps the best-kept secret of modern medicine is the link between oral contraceptives and increased breast cancer risk.
While combined oral contraceptives, better known as The Pill, rank as Group I carcinogens according to a 2005 report released by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (Preamble here), an arm of the World Health Organization, doctors continue to routinely prescribe the pill for a variety of conditions, ranging from acne to birth control (American Cancer Society, 2008)….

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Jivin J’s Life Links 8-31-09

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  • Ross Douthat compares Senator Kennedy with his sister Eunice, who also recently passed away:

    What the siblings shared – in addition to the grace, rare among Kennedys, of a ripe old age and a peaceful death – was a passionate liberalism and an abiding Roman Catholic faith. These 2 commitments were intertwined: Ted Kennedy’s tireless efforts on issues like health care, education and immigration were explicitly rooted in Catholic social teaching, and so was his sister’s lifelong labor on behalf of the physically and mentally impaired.
    What separated them was abortion….

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    Quote of the Day 8-31-09

    No rational person can reasonably be expected to take seriously Catholic opposition to abortion when a champion of the Culture of Death, who repeatedly betrayed the Faith of his baptism, is lauded and extolled by priests and prelates in a Marian basilica.
    ~ C. J. Doyle, executive director of the Catholic Action League of MA, referring to Sen. Ted Kennedy‘s Catholic funeral, as quoted by the The American Spectator, August 31

    Ted Kennedy’s letter to the Pope

    ted kennedy at burial arlington 2.jpgI watched Senator Ted Kennedy’s burial service at Arlington National Cemetery on t.v. last night and was saddened when hearing the contents of his letter to Pope Benedict XVI.
    Nowhere in his letter did Kennedy profess a belief that Jesus Christ died to give him the free gift of eternal life. Instead Kennedy’s letter read as from a man unsettled about his future, seemingly listing his accomplishments in hopes they would be enough and additionally hoping the prayers of the leader of his faith would help. Don’t get me wrong, the prayers of the saints are invaluable – in all areas except helping God make up His mind on one’s entry into heaven….

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    Quote of the Day 8-30-09

    No longer will you hear
    about violence in your land or desolation and destruction within your
    borders. You will call your walls Salvation and your gates Praise.

    The sun will no longer
    be your light during the day, nor will the brightness of the moon give
    you light, But the LORD will be your everlasting light. Your God will
    be your glory.

    Your sun will no longer
    go down, nor will your moon disappear. The LORD will be your
    everlasting light, and your days of sadness will be over.

    Then all your people
    will be righteous, and they will possess the land permanently. They
    will be the seedling I have planted, the honored work of my hands.

    T
    he smallest of them will
    become a family.
    The weakest of them will become a mighty nation. At
    the right time I, the LORD, will make it happen quickly.”

    ~ Isaiah 60:18-22, God’s Word translation