Allegedly raped 11-year-old girl gave birth to daughter in Paraguay

An allegedly raped 11-year-old girl gave birth to a daughter in Paraguay, reported the Associated Press August 13. The pre-teen had been denied an abortion. Parguayan law prevents abortion except when the mother's life is at stake. When she was found to be pregnant, at five months, she was in good health. The young girl bore her child Thursday and shone a brighter spotlight on child rape in the South American nation.   Allegedly raped 11-year-old girl gave birth to daughter in Paraguay - Grand Rapids News | Examiner.com

Planned Parenthood filmed contracting fetal tissue sales from abortion harvest

Another video surfaced showing Planned Parenthood execs contracting fetal tissue sales. Last week, a leaked film showed Planned Parenthood doctor Deborah Nucatola discussing illegal trafficking of baby parts using illegal partial birth abortion techniques. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott launched an investigation into Planned Parenthood reported My San Antonio July 21. Now a second video shows senior Planned Parenthood executive Mary Gatter contracting fetal tissue sales, switching abortion methods to maximize intact tissue and substituting fetal tissues donations with purchased harvested fetal organs and limbs. Planned Parenthood filmed contracting fetal tissue sales from abortion harvest

Free printable Catholic saints coloring pages for Catholic summer homeschool lessons

Most people know that October 31 is Halloween, or All Hallows Eve. Fewer know that there's only a Halloween because of the days that follow. November 1 marks the Catholic holy day of obligation, All Saints' Day and November 2 is All Souls' Day (celebrated as Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead in Mexico). Halloween was a pagan blowout that anticipated the solemnity of the proceeding holy day. Use these free printable Catholic saints coloring pages, crafts and lesson plans to learn more about All Saint's Day and Halloween. Catholic homeschooling families, use for summer lessons or all year long.Free printable Catholic saints coloring pages for All Saints' Day - Grand Rapids Holidays | Examiner.com

Plant a memory garden: create prayer gardens, pet memorial, family memory garden

For decades, my husband and I have decorated our loved ones' graves. We'd take the kids to the cemeteries and plant flowers. We always felt a special connection, keeping their memory alive. Then we decided to make a memory garden for loved ones in our backyard, so we could keep them closer. Here's an easy, inexpensive memory garden that can be made in any size yard, even on a patio or deck.Plant a memory garden: create prayer gardens, pet memorial, family memory garden - Grand Rapids Holidays | Examiner.com

 

Free VBS printables, Bible coloring pages, Christian crafts, Catholic activities

A very popular summer activity is VBS, or Vacation Bible School. Almost every local church sponsers a week-long Vacation Bible School. And don't let the term 'school' intimidate. Most VBS programs are fun-filled, hands-on and activity based. Here are free printable Vacation Bible School crafts, lesson plans, games and Bible activities. These general Bible crafts are suitable for Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox Christians. Old Testament activities would work for Jewish families.Free Vacation Bible School printables, Bible coloring pages, Christian crafts

 

Catholic Stations of the Cross prayer garden: Stepping stone path prayer garden

Praying the Stations of the Cross is an essential Catholic spiritual exercise during Lent. Churches display the 12 to 15 stations representing Jesus's via dolorosa (way of sorrows) to Golgotha. Each station is a grotto, depicting Biblical passages of Christ's journey to Calvary. Stations may be mosaics, bas-relief, paintings, plaster dioramas, carvings or sculptures. Some are outdoor statuary. Here's a Stations of the Cross prayer garden tutorial for your home. Design an outdoor grotto of cement stepping stones each representing a different station.Catholic Stations of the Cross prayer garden: Stepping stone path prayer garden - Grand Rapids Holidays | Examiner.com

 

Free printable Mother's Day greeting cards, color your own cards for mom

Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May, on May 10 in 2015. Looking for crafts to make with children for Mother's Day? Here are free printable Mother's Day cards that kids can color themselves and give to mom. Children free proud when they can make things for mom. Use for party decorations, placemats and school projects, too. Free printable Mother's Day cards, coloring pages, crafts, printables for mom

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