Thank God it's Thursday. Not just any, ordinary Thursday. This Thursday is special. This is a great day in the lives of millions of Americans, though you won't find it designated a holiday on your calendar. It is not too much of a stretch to call it a holy day for those more familiar with a scorecard than a Psalter, for whom the "bread of life," is a bun holding an overpriced hot dog. Today is Opening Day of the 2011 baseball season and many will be attending what Annie Savoy has called "the Church of Baseball."
A recent report from American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) warns that teens who spend too much time texting and surfing social media websites may be placing themselves at greater risk for depression. While Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and other social media sites can help young people keep in touch with friends and relatives, the report in the April issue of Pediatrics noted that too much time on such sites, along with other online activities such as texting and instant messaging, can keep young people isolated and may lead to depression.
The pro-life group Live Action may have uncovered evidence that refutes Planned Parenthood’s claims that it provides vital health services such as breast exams and mammograms to women — claims that Planned Parenthood puts forth each time lawmakers consider pulling its federal funding.
Thanks to Illinois’ passing a same-sex marriage bill, which would afford homosexuals the same marital rights as real married couples, Catholic Charities may — out of religious principle — drop its adoption and foster care services.
During radical revolutionary Bill Ayers’ appearance at New Jersey’s Montclair State University, he was publicly called out by a young black activist. Vanessa Jean-Louis (pictured) courageously forced Ayers to explain his opposition to charter schools and effectively “schooled” him on the subject.