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Post date: 05/16/2014
St. Vincent de Paul Parish and School, Omaha According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 19 percent of the population or nearly one in five people have a disability. These are the facts, these are the statistics and these are people! People who are created by God, people who deserve to be respected and treated with dignity, and people who can teach each...
Post date: 05/16/2014
St. Wenceslaus Parish and School, Omaha “Unfortunately, what is throw away is not only food and dispensable objects, but often human beings themselves, who are discarded as ‘unnecessary.’” – Pope Francis. In today’s society, appalling injustice occurs for those with physical and mental disabilities. They are unfairly treated as inferiors. Their...
Post date: 05/16/2014
Homeschool and St. Peter Parish, Omaha Our culture often views people with disabilities as somehow less valuable than people without disabilities. This is dreadfully wrong because even if a disabled person cannot get a job, do things independently, or looks different from other people, that person is still a priceless human being. Each disabled...
Post date: 05/16/2014
According to Pope Francis, “All life has inestimable value, even the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor; (they are) masterpieces of God’s creation” (Glatz). What Pope Francis means is that everyone, including the disabled, is valuable and worthy. You can’t quantify a disabled person’s worth. They don’t make a...
Post date: 05/16/2014
Pope John XXIII School, Elgin, and St. John the Baptist Parish, Petersburg People with disabilities are viewed as “problems” in today’s society. Many people do not realize that just like us, people with disabilities are people too. These individuals may not look or behave the same way as we do, but God created each and every one of us so that...

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