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6 Reasons Catholic Church Against ALS Ice-Bucket Challenge

6 Reasons Catholic Church Against ALS Ice-Bucket Challenge
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is the cause behind the ice-bucket challenges that have raised millions of dollars all over the world. The disease attacks the nerve cells of the brain, and leads to paralysis.

But some groups and Roman Catholic churches are saying that the Ice Bucket Challenge conflicts with their beliefs.

Mic.com reported that the Newark Roman Catholic Archdiocese has informed 218 parishes and 94 Catholic schools that they should not hold the events. Why? Because money from the Ice Bucket Challenge is used by the ALS Association to fund embryonic stem cell research.

The archdiocese may be speaking out against the challenge events because they have warned parishioners about other fundraisers in the past.  NorthJersey.com reported that the archdiocese sent out letters regarding the Susan G. Komen foundation for breast cancer research, and about Planned Parenthood, which offers abortions and contraception.

According to an Associated Press report on WJLA.com, the Catholic Church connects embryonic stem cells research to abortion and has said it violates the sanctity of human life. Catholic teachings are not against the use of adult stem cells in research.

NorthJersey.com reports that Archbishop John J. Myers gave his blessing to the Newark Archdiocese. Myers has been outspoken in his position against same-sex marriage and abortion in the past.

 

New Jersey Pharmacist One of Many Charged in Drug Trafficking

New Jersey Pharmacist One of Many Charged in Drug Trafficking
BY MARY MARSHALL
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A pharmacist from Bellville was one of 16 individuals involved in a drug ring, which was exposed this week.

77-year-old Vincent Cozzarelli, pharmacist and owner of ...

Fire Challenge: NJ Warns Against Lighting Self on Fire

Fire Challenge: NJ Warns Against Lighting Self on Fire
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

We live in a very different day and age. There are times when following trends has taken the place of taking initiative and using common sense.

A twist on the ALS Ice Bu...

NJ Hospital Isolates Patient for Ebola Virus

NJ Hospital Isolates Patient for Ebola Virus
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Symptoms of the Ebola virus usually occur between three days and three weeks after a person is infected. Fatality rates for the disease have been up to 90 percent in pa...

New Jersey's Elderly Pedestrians at Higher Risk of Fatalities

New Jersey's Elderly Pedestrians at Higher Risk of Fatalities
BY KRISTEN LAULETTI
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A report done by the Tri-State Transportation Campaign shows that senior pedestrians living in the tri-state area are a greater risk of suffering a fatality by ...

Drunk Nanny Came From Care.com

Drunk Nanny Came From Care.com
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A babysitter hired from an online sitting service needed some care of her own after staying with a young boy on Friday.

The Toms River mother left her son in the care of...

Razor Blades Showing Up in Unexpected Places in New Jersey

Razor Blades Showing Up in Unexpected Places in New Jersey
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

New Jersey traffic and parking is extremely difficult in certain areas, already, and now drivers in Rutherford are facing another obstacle.

Razor blades have been showin...

We Are Consuming Too Much Salt and Paying the Price

We Are Consuming Too Much Salt and Paying the Price
BY KRISTEN LAULETTI
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Researchers at Tufts University say that essentially every adult is consuming way too much salt and in doing so, it has heightened the risk various severe healt...

If you cut finger in New Jersey, think twice before going to emergency room

If you cut finger in New Jersey, think twice before going to emergency room
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Prices are getting higher for everything you need these days. But in some cases it may be worth the piece of getting someone to do your home repair work.

At least that t...

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