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Protest V***** Monologues on Catholic Campuses (UPDATED)

For the past few years, I've noticed this same story crop up, and it disgusts me now as it has digusted me then.

From Catholic World News:

At least 30 Catholic colleges and universities are scheduled to host The Vagina Monologues, a play with strong feminist and lesbian themes, during February and March, according to the Cardinal Newman Society. The group urges Catholics to protest the shows, which typically are staged on February 14: St. Valentine's Day.

“Performing this offensive play during Lent mocks the Catholic faith, as does the attempt to replace Saint Valentine’s Day with ‘V-Day,’” said Patrick J. Reilly, president of the Cardinal Newman Society. “The Vagina Monologues is contrary to all that Catholics believe about the dignity of women and human sexuality.”

Lent - Quick Reflection Before the Beginning

After tonight, the Church's season of Lent begins. This year will be radically different for me than years past, as I am now in a Roman Catholic Seminary. Old-school 'mortification' and 'penance' are the norm here, and it looks like I'm in for a doozy! I've decided on a few different sacrifices this year, and one of them may affect my blogging (don't expect bloggings as frequently).

This Lent I hope to use the special graces given by God to develop my physical and spiritual life in many ways. I will also pray that others may gain special graces to grow stronger in all aspects of their lives!

Happy Mardi Gras, and may God Bless you during this Lenten season.

LifeIsAPrayer.com - I Guess I Won the Contest?

Life is a Pryaer.com

Well, today it has started. I registered the Domain Name "www.jeffgeerling.com" to get a name for my sites on the 'Net. Since it is a simple redirect, you can only access my home page from there, so I've tried to make it look as nice as possible and load as fast as possible (sometimes it's a challenge). Try it out! Type in 'www.jeffgeerling.com' in your browser and see if it works. You should see all my websites in one spiffy little page (with the exception of my 'personal' site, which contains only humorous vidoes and jokes... I'll be putting that up soon).

So... I guess the contest is over, and I won. Odd.

Human Cloning in the UK, Media Still Confused

The man who cloned Dolly the sheep in the UK has been granted a license to clone human beings. That's right -- human beings.

This is a very disappointing news story from ABC News:

"The scientist who attracted the world's attention by cloning Dolly the Sheep is about to take another major step for medical research: cloning human embryos and extracting stem cells to unravel the mysteries of muscle-wasting illnesses like Lou Gehrig's disease.

Ian Wilmut, who led the team that created Dolly at Scotland's Roslin Institute in 1996, was granted a cloning license Tuesday by British regulators to study how nerve cells go awry to cause motor neuron diseases."