Activist Exposes NEA’s Radical Agenda

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Writer

The nation’s largest teachers union, the National Education Association (NEA), adopted dozens of alarming resolutions at its convention this month, including demands to impose education about sexual orientation on preschoolers and to provide children with birth control via in-school clinics without parental consent.

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US Calls on China to End Human Rights Abuses

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Writer

With the opening of the Beijing Olympics only days away, the U.S. House passed a resolution calling on the Chinese Government to end human rights abuses in order to ensure that that 2008 Olympic Games can take place in an atmosphere honoring the Olympic traditions of freedom and openness.

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Faithful Called to Offer Reparation for Recent Desecration of Eucharist

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Writer

The Confraternity of Catholic Clergy is asking the faithful to offer public reparation for the sacrilegious desecration of the Holy Eucharist that occurred last week at the hands of university professor in Minnesota.

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Relationship Violence Rampant on College Campuses

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Writer

A new study finds that almost half of undergraduate students report experiencing emotional, physical or sexual abuse in their personal relationships. Experts say parents need to teach their children how to distinguish between healthy and unhealthy relationships before they head out into the world. 

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Hate Crimes Law Struck Down in Pennsylvania

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Writer

The pursuit of “hate crimes” legislation that could make it illegal for even religious clergy to express any opposition to homosexuality suffered a setback on July 23 when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decided that the state’s Constitution was violated when legislators attempted to add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the state’s “ethnic intimidation” law.

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Coping with Infertility

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Writer

Couples who suffer with infertility experience a pain only another infertile couple can understand. A Catholic university professor who experienced infertility herself found that looking at infertility through the eyes of faith prevents it from becoming merely a human disaster and can turn it into a spiritual journey.

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