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Catholic Church approves of Oral Contraception

24 Feb

Yep, you read it right. Finally, the Catholic Church has approved the use of oral contraception: “No.”

100% safe. 100% effective! Ideally to be used repeatedly. And it can be used by both married and unmarried couples. Highly recommended!

I got this idea from a Woody Allen quote and another quote from Margaret Smith (probably not an original idea to have that title) :

The best contraceptive is the word no repeated frequently. – Margaret Smith

I want to tell you a terrific story about oral contraception. I asked this girl to sleep with me and she said “No.” – Woody Allen


Today is Ash Wednesday

22 Feb

First Reading: Joel 2:12-18
Psalm: Psalm 51:3-6, 12-14, 17
Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 5:206:2
Gospel: Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18


I’m just compiling a series of “explanations” about Ash Wednesday.

Mark Hart wrote on Life Teen today “Why do Catholics put ashes on our heads on Ash Wednesday?” and shares some serious and some quirky answers.

The Ignorant Response

“My mom made me go to church and get them. I have no idea what they mean.”

Busted Halo also provided a 2-minute primer on Ash Wednesday and Lent, and what we should do as Christians during this time.

And I just love this thing they put in the video:

“We don’t wear ashes to proclaim our holiness but to acknowledge that we sin and are in need of repentance and renewal.”

Now that looks like a good poster for next year’s Ash Wednesday preparation. 🙂