I don't live in Arkansas but I this story touched me. This is why I want my daughter to help in our church.
Through Catholic Charities Summer Institute, teens learned the reality of what it is like to be poor and vulnerable in Arkansas.
About 51 high school students convened at St. John Center in Little Rock July 6-10. They not only learned more about what Catholic Charities does, but got involved in the ministry with their hands, landscaping around a shelter for the homeless, visiting a food kitchen, working at St. Augustine Center for Children, walking in the path of the homeless, volunteering at the Arkansas Food Bank, praying in front of an abortion clinic and visiting the St. Joseph Helpers, a pregnancy resource center, across the street.
All came away with an expectation to start doing something for the poor in their local communities.
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Answer by Anonymous at 12:21 PM on Jul. 28, 2009
You are too quick. Here is the clickable link. Glad you enjoyed it. I think it is important for our kids to learn to help others.
Answer by drink-lover at 12:24 PM on Jul. 28, 2009
That's great but the Catholic church also teaches that people in poor countries should use no birth control while the pope lives in opulence. Sorry not impressed.
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Answer by Anonymous at 3:52 PM on Jul. 28, 2009
No I don't hate the Catholic Church, I hate the opulence and obvious disregard of the church hierarchy for the poor. Natural family planning is very effective if used properly, however, this requires a lot of education and a way to track your cycle. Most people in poor countries are more worried about feeding themselves than proper NFP.
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