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My family advocates informed consent when it comes to vaccines. We also (especially as Catholics) believe in the Principle of Subsidiarity, which is that any activity which can be performed by a more decentralized entity should be. In this case, it is the right of the family to decide what action is best for the family. To help give you more information in deciding what vaccines, if any, you will have injected into your children, you should be mindful of the monetary bonuses involved for the one administering the vaccines, your pediatrician.

Is your pediatrician paid a bonus for vaccinating your kids?! It appears so! And it seems that not reaching a certain threshold of fully vaccinated patients can actually cost them the entire bonus! Below you will find the Blue Cross Blue Shield Provider Incentive Program.

 

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Are we reading this wrong? Is a pediatrician really paid a $400 bonus for every child fully vaccinated by their 2nd birthday?! Any corrections are welcome if this is not so. But assuming we are reading it correctly, you, by not vaccinating your children, can cost the pediatrician thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars depending on the size of the practice.

If you look at the “Target: COMM” line, it has the threshold at 63%. The pediatrician stands to loose the entire bonus if 63% of their ‘under-2-year-old’ patients are not fully vaccinated. This is big money and something to consider if you sense any sort of pressure on the part of your pediatrician.

Keep this info in mind as part of your informed decision when choosing whether or not to vaccinate your children.

JMJ – IOGD

-Travis

source: Wellness and Equality

 

Do you think you are Catholic? The actual Catholic Church teaching may surprise you. Let’s check out what the Church teaches about ‘Religious Liberty’.

The teaching regarding ‘Religious Liberty’ is presented as a comparison between what the Church teaches, versus contrary teachings of a religion that many people THINK is Catholic.

 

Think You Are Catholic? Check out Church Teaching on Religious Liberty…

 

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If you think you are Catholic, then you MUST ascribe to the teaching of the Catholic Church in the first column. As we know, Church teaching in faith and morals can not be wrong, nor can it contradict itself. That means that to ascribe to the teaching in the second column, you believe the first column to be false.

By thinking that the second column is Catholic, and the first column is false, you are one that believes that the Catholic Church was created sometime in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Because it would be impossible for the Catholic Church to be wrong for it’s first 1900+ years of existence.

Through reason and faith, we can clearly surmise that the teaching described in column one, is truly Catholic. The teaching in the second column is a new teaching from a new church. And the question remains….Do you still think you are Catholic?

JMJ – IOGD

 

Sources:

The teaching from the Catholic Church in the first column is sourced by Pope Pius IX (Quanta Cura), Pope Leo XIII (Immortale Dei, Libertas Prastantissimum, E giunto), Pope Pius VI (Quod aliquantulum),  Pope St. Pius X (Condemnation of the Sillon, Vehementer Nos, Pascendi Dominici Gregis), Pope Gregory XVI (Mirari Vos), Pope Pius IX (Syllabus Errorum), Pope Pius VII (Post tam diuturnitas), Pius XII (Ci Riesce), Pope Pius XI (Quas Primas)

The teaching from the Novus Ordo Church in the second column is sourced from Vatican II’s Dignitatis Humana.

A reading of the Catholic Baltimore Catechism #3, Father Connell’s Confraternity Edition. This is Appendix, Why I Am a Catholic. (copyright 1949 Benziger Brothers, Inc)


Lenten Devotion

A reading of the Catholic Baltimore Catechism #3, Father Connell’s Confraternity Edition. This is Lesson Thirty-Eight, The Our Father. (copyright 1949 Benziger Brothers, Inc)


Lenten Devotion

A reading of the Catholic Baltimore Catechism #3, Father Connell’s Confraternity Edition. This is Lesson Thirty-Seven, Prayer. (copyright 1949 Benziger Brothers, Inc)


Lenten Devotion

A reading of the Catholic Baltimore Catechism #3, Father Connell’s Confraternity Edition. This is Lesson Thirty-Six, Sacramentals. (copyright 1949 Benziger Brothers, Inc)


Lenten Devotion