About Catholic Charities

Our Mission

Catholic Charities provides and advocates for the physical, emotional, and social needs of the poor and vulnerable in Northwest Indiana, meeting them right where they with the help they need, and creating hope for a brighter future regardless of their religious or ethnic background.

Population Served

Catholic Charities focuses on individuals and families who are at the edge between poverty and basic subsistence level and/or those who are marginalized in our society and community, and can encompass more than the financial situation. Services are provided to those who need support in order to move above their current situation.

Our Goal

Our goal as we work with individuals and families is to stabilize their current situation and then help them to create a plan for a brighter future through the services we provide.

Our Commitment

We are committed to restoring hope, dignity, and a sense of security for our neighbors in need. Whenever possible, we aim to pave a road toward empowerment, enabling those we serve to thrive.


  • We build upon people’s strengths and address interpersonal relationships and environmental barriers that inhibit growth.
  • We provide services that increase the individual’s sense of competency in coping with life challenges and environmental demands.
  • We provide services drawing upon the individual’s social support network and advocate for social changes that limit opportunities for growth.

Ancient Egyptian Sex Rituals

Ancient Egyptian sex rituals tended to have religious significance. While the practice of seduction may not be widely accepted today, there is a wealth of evidence available to understand how this ancient practice was performed. In ancient Egyptian sex, the words for these activities were often euphemistic. Some texts use the word keniw to describe the embrace, while others use the term grotto for sexual intercourse. In ancient Egyptian mythology, sex was a very important and highly regarded part of a woman's life.

Although Egyptian sex rituals are frowned upon by modern society, they are often depicted in tombs. The Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep tomb, for example, shows two brothers holding hands while rubbing noses together - an ancient form of kissing. However, despite the incestuous nature of the depiction, it does not appear to represent an incestuous relationship.

Ancient Egyptians believed in masturbation as a way to create the world. The creator god Atum, or the "creater god," created the world through masturbation. He had two twins after the first masturbation experience - Shu the god of air and Tefnut the goddess of moisture. While this practice was forbidden for unmarried women, it was permitted for married people to have sexual intercourse before marriage.

In ancient Egypt, sex played a crucial role in daily life. It was an integral part of Egyptian culture, and features heavily in mythology, religion, and art. The ancient Egyptians believed that sex was a good thing for their ancestors and the gods. Throughout their history, Egyptians viewed sex as an important part of life and a way of celebrating love. In addition to providing the power to heal and repair the world, sex has also always been seen as a necessary part of Egyptian culture.