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  • Christian Minister R.C. Sproul Jr. Is Suspended After Confessing Visit to Ashley Madison

    09/01/2015 7:03:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/01/2015 | Leonard Blair
    R.C. Sproul Jr., son of Robert Charles Sproul, a noted Reformed theologian and founder of the international Christian organization, Ligonier Ministries, revealed Monday that he visited the controversial spouse-cheating Ashley Madison website in a "moment of weakness" last year and has been suspended by the board of Ligonier Ministries for it. "In August 2014, in a moment of weakness, pain, and from an unhealthy curiosity, I visited Ashley Madison. My goal was not to gather research for critical commentary, but to fan the flames of my imagination," wrote the 50-year-old Sproul, a Calvinist Christian minister, theologian and widower in a...
  • Ashley Madison, Josh Duggar and the Nasty Left

    08/26/2015 11:03:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    Last week, Internet criminals responsible for hacking the adultery website Ashley Madison released full records of those who registered to use the service. The media began perusing the list -- and naturally, the first major name to hit the media was Josh Duggar. The media busted Duggar several months ago, too, when they released information that the former "19 Kids and Counting" reality star had molested children as a teenager. What makes Duggar's infidelity noteworthy? The fact that he purported to be a religious Christian. In his adulthood, Duggar became executive director of Family Research Council Action, the legislative...
  • Ashley Madison faked female profiles to lure men in, hacked data suggest

    08/26/2015 6:13:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/26/2015 | By Caitlin Dewey
    Ashley Madison has long claimed, in triumphant news releases and slick, Web-ready graphics, that it is one of the few dating sites that really clicks with women. According to statistics CEO Noel Biderman has trumpeted in the media, Ashley Madison enjoys an overall 70/30 gender split — with a 1:1 male/female ratio among the under-30 set. But the user records laid bare by hackers last week tell a very different story: Of the more than 35 million records released, only 5 million — a mere 15 percent — actually belonged to women. This discrepancy may be the smoking gun that...
  • Are Half a Million Catholics Wrong?

    08/23/2015 3:23:17 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 21 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | August 22, 2015 | Steve Skojec
    Earlier this year, a petition was started. It’s purpose was simple: it asks the Holy Father to calm the fears of Catholics around the world with a simple public assurance that those forces which are seeking to undermine Christ’s teaching on marriage will not prevail at the conclusion of the two-year Extraordinary Synod on Marriage and Family. The text of the petition reads, in part: Your Holiness, in light of information published on the last Synod, we note with anguish that, for millions of faithful Catholics, the beacon seems to have dimmed in face of the onslaught of lifestyles spread...
  • The Ashley Madison hack ruined my life

    08/23/2015 8:53:57 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 151 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 8/23/2015 | Jose Pagliery
    The Ashley Madison hack is indeed ripping apart marriages. It's exposing affairs, confirming suspicions, and keeping cheaters up at night in cold sweats. Several people who were directly affected by the data breach of the cheating website AshleyMadison.com have reached out to CNNMoney. Their identities and details have been independently verified, but they have spoken on condition of anonymity. The mistress "Ana" is a highly educated business woman in her 40s who is finalizing a divorce with her husband. She stayed up late Thursday rapidly texting eight married men with whom she had relationships after finding them on Ashley Madison....
  • Friends of RFK Jr. think Cheryl Hines was ‘crazy’ to marry him

    08/23/2015 5:38:10 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 22, 2015 | Mara Siegler
    Even close friends of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a notorious cheater who had numerous affairs while with past wives Emily Black and Mary Richardson, think his new wife, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” star Cheryl Hines, was crazy to marry him and think he’d be faithful. [Snip] “Any woman who gets involved with Bobby does so with her eyes open, or their brains lopped off,” said the so-called friend. “Any woman who thinks they’re going to change Bobby is misguided and purposefully ignorant. Women have to understand what they’re getting into when they’re with him.”
  • "Synod of Doom" Update-Petition to Francis Reaches 471,000 Signatures

    08/22/2015 6:52:18 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | August 21, 2015 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    As of this writing the “Filial Petition” to Francis pleading with him to repair a “breach [that] has been opened within the Church that would accept adultery — by permitting divorced and then civilly remarried Catholics to receive Holy Communion — and would virtually accept even homosexual unions” has reached 471,000 signatures, including that of Bishop Athanasius Schneider. The Petition identifies the “breach” of which it complains with “information published on the last Synod,” meaning the disgraceful “midterm report” calling precisely for “permitting divorced and then civilly remarried Catholics to receive Holy Communion” and “virtual[ly] accept[ing] even homosexual unions.” Of...
  • Josh Duggar is Not Our Standard

    08/22/2015 6:48:23 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 13 replies
    TrevorGrantThomas.com ^ | 8/22/15 | Trevor Thomas
    If you’re looking to discredit Christianity, you’re going to have to do a lot better than point to the failings of the followers of Christ. Josh Duggar, of 19 Kids and Counting fame, who was recently outed as a user of the adultery promoting website Ashley Madison, is simply the latest in a long line of public Christians caught failing to “practice what he preached.” Christianity isn’t about what Josh Duggar, Jimmy Swaggart, Billy Graham, James Dobson, myself, or anyone else did or will do. It isn’t about what we’ve said or will say. Christianity is in the words and...
  • Anna Duggar 'partially blames herself' for husband Josh cheating and using porn

    08/20/2015 7:04:09 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 51 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 20 August 2015 | SOPHIE JANE EVANS
    Anna Duggar partially blames herself for her husband Josh's admitted infidelity, it has emerged. The 27-year-old - who shares four children with Josh - will likely 'on some level.... absorb some of the blame' for her spouse's cheating and addiction to online porn, a Duggar family insider says. And she will 'no way' leave Josh for his actions - which the 19 Kids and Counting star confessed to after he was named as one of the 37million spouses to allegedly have Ashley Madison accounts. 'Anna will not leave him. As with her in-laws, she is turning more to her faith...
  • No sympathy for cheaters, and even less patience for liberal hypocrisy...

    08/20/2015 6:42:59 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    American Irony ^ | 8-20-15 | The Looking Spoon
    Inspired by this editorial from Talking Points Memo. I don't have sympathy for all the adulterers who have now been exposed, but if liberals want to chime in they should at least have some sense of consistency.
  • Does Francis think Cardinal Kasper is right?

    08/20/2015 6:37:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | August 20, 2015 | Fr. Raymond de Souza
    For 18 months, since Pope Francis invited Cardinal Walter Kasper to address the February 2014 consistory of cardinals, the question of whether the divorced and civilly remarried can receive the sacraments has been front and centre. Every time the “Kasper proposal” has been rejected, Pope Francis has kept the discussion going, to the extent that it will now dominate the synod on the family to be held in October. Francis did not express himself directly on the question during months of debate, leaving Catholics to speculate on what he thought. In his general audience on August 5 he address­ed it...
  • Hackers expose millions on cheating site; some in US govt

    08/20/2015 9:00:53 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 7 replies
    AP ^ | 8/20 | Raphael Satter
    Hackers say they have exposed unfaithful partners across the world, posting what they said were the personal details of millions of people registered with cheating website Ashley Madison. A message posted by the hackers alongside their massive trove accused Ashley Madison's owners of deceit and incompetence and said the company had refused to bow to their demands to close the site. "Now everyone gets to see their data," the statement said. Ashley Madison has long courted attention with its claim to be the Internet's leading facilitator of extramarital liaisons, boasting of having nearly 39 million members and that "thousands of...
  • 5 Lessons From the Hacking of an Adultery Website

    08/20/2015 8:03:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2015 | Michael Brown
    After making threats for weeks, anonymous hackers have released the private information of millions of users of the Ashley Madison website, billed as the “most successful website for finding an affair and cheating partners” and boasting that it is “the world’s leading married dating service for discreet encounters.” So much for being discreet. What lessons can we learn from the release of millions of names of users looking for adulterous hookups? 1) Sooner or later, your sin will find you out (Numbers 32:23). Whether in this world or the world to come, if we don’t turn from our sins and...
  • Hacker's Ashley Madison data dump threatens marriages, reputations (Give Me A Break!)

    08/20/2015 6:54:42 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 33 replies
    Yahoo.Com ^ | August 19, 2015 | Josephine Mason and Alastair Sharp
    TORONTO (Reuters) - Love lives and reputations may be at risk after the release of customer data from infidelity website Ashley Madison, an unprecedented breach of privacy likely to rattle users' attitudes towards the Internet. Hackers dumped a big cache of data containing millions of email addresses for U.S. government officials, UK civil servants and high-level executives at European and North America corporations late on Tuesday, the latest cyber attack to raise concerns about Internet security and data protection. The hacker attack has been a big blow to Toronto-based assignation website firm Avid Life Media, which owns Ashley Madison and...
  • Reports: reality star Josh Duggar paid nearly $1K for Ashley Madison accounts

    08/19/2015 7:34:19 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    WTOP.com ^ | August 19, 2015 | WTOP Staff
    WASHINGTON — Ashley Madison, the website for people searching for extramarital relationships, was hacked last month, and the personal information of many of its users was posted online. Today, the hack claimed its first celebrity reveal. Gawker is reporting that one of those users is former 19 Kids and Counting star Josh Duggar, who Related Stories Sister of reality TV star Josh Duggar says he victimized her Entertainment Cheating website Ashley Madison hacked, personal info posted Lifestyle reportedly spent $986.76 on two accounts between February 2013 and May 2015. Duggar’s first account was opened in February of 2013, while the second was opened...
  • A chart made from Ashley Madison data reveals 25 cities where the most people want to cheat

    08/19/2015 8:19:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/19/2015 | Nathan Mcalone
    The leak of customer data from the extramarital-dating website Ashley Madison has been a nightmare for a lot of people. On Tuesday hackers released nearly 10 gigabytes of user information from a July breach, and revelations are already starting to come from the data. According to one researcher, who goes by the Twitter handle t0x0pg, the leak contains more than 15,000 US military and governmental email addresses, most of which are military. These figures should be taken with a grain of salt, as Ashley Madison did not verify the email addresses used during sign-up. But another insight that comes from...
  • Family synod will let bishops adapt Church teaching to local culture, says cardinal

    08/16/2015 7:01:15 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 37 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | August 15, 2015 | Michael Swan
    This October’s synod will allow bishops to adapt Church teaching on the family to the local culture, political landscape and economic situation, an African cardinal has predicted. Cardinal Berhaneyesus Souraphiel of Addis Ababa said: “The Catholic Church is a universal institution, both human and divine. It is not a European church, it is not a Canadian church or a US church. It’s different. The issues families are facing in some parts of the world would be different than in other parts of the world.” While Europe and North America face problems such as how to respond pastorally to state-sanctioned same-sex...
  • The 2015 Synod: The Real Issue at Stake (Catholic Caucus)

    08/14/2015 2:45:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | August 13, 2015 | FR. REGIS SCANLON, O.F.M. CAP
    When the Church gathers in Rome from October 4-25 for a much-publicized Synod, the centerpiece topic will be “The Family.” We are living in a time when the family unit, which is at the heart of the human experience, has taken on “hot button” status. That is troubling enough. But other fiery issues are also on the table for consideration, such as giving communion to Catholics who are divorced and remarried (without an annulment) and making accommodations to practicing homosexuals. At the same time, politicians and the secular media—even some Church leaders—are pressuring the Church to modernize her notion of...
  • The Instrumentum laboris and Catholic Moral Tradition in Extra-matrimonial Situations (Cath Caucus)

    08/13/2015 4:59:08 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | August 12, 2015 | Roberto de Mattei
    The Instrumentum laboris of last June 21st, 2015, offers all the elements to [help us] understand what is at stake at the upcoming Synod. The first consideration is about method. Paragraph 52 of the Relatio Synodi of 2014 did not receive (as did paragraphs 53 and 55) the two thirds qualifying majority necessary in the regulation norms for approval, but was inserted into the final document nonetheless. It was an obvious forcing, which confirms the plan to open the doors to the divorced and remarried, despite the opposition from a consistent body of the Synod Fathers, and above all, despite...
  • Vatican missing the point (horribly) on divorce and remarriage

    08/13/2015 4:29:57 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    A Blog for Dallas Area Catholics ^ | August 12, 2014 | tantamergo
    Good entry at One Peter Five on the disastrous approach the Synods on the Family seem to be taking towards the topic of divorce and remarriage. I very much agree with the author below that many modernist Synod fathers and their advisers seem to believe that divorce is just something that happens to people, like getting the flu, and that the Church owes it to those people to not ostracize them for such an unfortunate accident. There is almost no recognition of the evil of divorce in and of itself and the moral culpability of souls who fall into it...
  • Adultery website 'Ashley Madison' hacked

    07/20/2015 10:38:49 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 18 replies
    WND ^ | 7/20 | WND via CNN
    A dating website that helps married people cheat has been hit by hackers who threatened to release information about millions of customers. Ashley Madison, which uses the advertising slogan “Life is short. Have an affair,” said Monday it had been attacked and some user data was stolen. Brian Krebs, the blogger behind Krebs on Security, first reported the breach late on Sunday. Krebs said the hackers posted some data and were threatening to release all Ashley Madison’s customer records if their demands were not met. Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2015/07/adultery-website-ashley-madison-hacked/#4b1hcBDpvDkjWerB.99
  • Adultery site Ashley Madison hacked, user data leaked (Schadenfreude)

    07/20/2015 7:04:35 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 36 replies
    CNBC.Com ^ | July 20, 2015 | Arjun Kharpal
    Hackers have stolen and leaked the personal details of users of Ashley Madison – a site that hooks up people who want to have affairs. A group or individual known as The Impact Team claimed to be behind the attack and that it had data on all of Ashley Madison's 37 million users and its partner sites, Cougar Life and Established Men, all owned by Canada's Avid Life Media (ALM). The Impact Team claims to have access to the company's user database and is threatening to release all of the information unless the site is taken down. So far the...
  • Feminism; It’s come to this…

    07/20/2015 6:17:50 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 21 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-20-2015 | MOTUS
    Now that the FemiNazis have bullied* men into buying their crap; what could go wrong?Ah yes, feminism: it’s come to this, oh yes it has: As I write this, my children are asleep in their room, Loretta Lynn is on the stereo, and my wife is out on a date with a man named Paulo. It’s her second date this week; her fourth this month so far. If it goes like the others, she’ll come home in the middle of the night, crawl into bed beside me, and tell me all about how she and Paulo had sex. I won’t...
  • NY Mag Article: "Feminist" Men Should be Okay with Wives Having Sex with Others

    07/17/2015 12:41:42 PM PDT · by rightistight · 81 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 7/17/15 | Aurelius
    In a disturbing piece published in NY Mag, Michael Sonmore said that he's okay with his wife having sex with random men because he's a feminist. The article is titled, "What Open Marriage Taught One Man About Feminism" and details Sonmore's "open" relationship with his wife. It begins with this paragraph (emphasis mine): "As I write this, my children are asleep in their room, Loretta Lynn is on the stereo, and my wife is out on a date with a man named Paulo. It’s her second date this week; her fourth this month so far. If it goes like the...
  • Understanding Cardinal Walter Kasper

    07/11/2015 2:05:18 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 7/11/2015 | EDWARD PENTIN
    What are some of the philosophical underpinnings behind Cardinal Walter Kasper’s controversial proposal to grant certain divorced and civilly remarried Catholics access to the holy Communion in certain cases?
  • Will it Never End? Pope Francis Praises Quarreling in the Church

    06/26/2015 3:07:55 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | June 23, 2015 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    Another day, another mind-boggling remark from Francis. The scenario is by now quite familiar: the Pope decides he will speak in Spanish so that he can “speak from the heart,” and the Church braces for the next explosion. This time it was remarks in Spanish to the World Retreat of Priests at the Basilica of Saint John Lateran on June 12. Francis said this about quarrels among members of the Church: “There are quarrels and arguments in the Church? Well, it makes good news! This is so since the beginning… A church without quarrels is a dead church. Do you...
  • Tiger Woods, in a Hole, Wants to Win Back Ex-Wife Elin Nordegren

    06/18/2015 8:54:09 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 42 replies
    NDTVSports ^ | 18 June, 2015 | NDTVSports
    Times have been tough for Woods. He was the top golfer during his marriage to Nordegren. He hasn't won a Major since 2008.
  • Cardinal Antonelli's Dual Alarm on the Bishops' Synod

    06/14/2015 5:53:30 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Eponymous Flower | June 12, 2015 | Giuseppe Nardi
    (Rome) Cardinal Ennio Antonelli is an acknowledged expert on the situation. The 78 year old cardinal knows whereof he speaks. From 2008-2012 he was President of the Pontifical Council for the Family. Now he has publicly warned against giving communion to remarried divorcees. Such a move would be disastrous: it would be a diminishment of the Sacrament, but also the end of the marriage sacrament. Cardinal Antonelli organized two World Meetings of Families in 2009 in Mexico City and in 2012 in Milan. Before Pope Benedict XVI. brought him to Rome, he was since 2001 Archbishop of Florence, and from...
  • Court in Japan rules that paying for sex is not adultery in landmark ruling

    06/13/2015 10:38:00 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 39 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 06/13/2015 | Taku Dzimwasha
    A court in Japan has ruled that a husband who sleeps with another woman is not committing adultery if the sex is a business transaction. The ruling was made after a man's wife sought ¥4m (£20,830) in compensation from a club hostess who had a long-term sexual relationship with her husband, the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun reported. . . . . As long as the intercourse is for business, it "does not harm the marital relationship at all" the judge said. "Even if the wife is disgusted by the act, it does not constitute a legal offense," the judge added.
  • Gallup Finds American Opinion Moving Strongly Toward Acceptance of Extra-Marital Sex

    05/28/2015 11:44:02 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 36 replies
    A new Gallup poll finds that since 2001, American opinion has shifted markedly toward acceptance of extra-marital sexual behavior. The poll found that between 2001 and 2015 there have been sharp increases in the number of Americans who say that it is “acceptable” to engage in homosexual relations or to give birth to a child outside wedlock, or obtain a divorce. The poll also found substantially more support for assisted suicide, the cloning of human beings, and polygamy. Remarkably, the survey showed only a slight increase in acceptance of abortion. According to the Gallup findings, the overwhelming majority of Americans...
  • Washington Post Promotes the 'Evolution' of 'Forsaking Monogamy'

    05/27/2015 2:18:45 PM PDT · by drewh · 51 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 27, 2015 | 7:12 EDT | Tim Graham
    Washington Post reporter Caitlin Dewey’s beat is the Internet. But her big piece on the front page of Wednesday’s Style section is about something broader: “Forsaking monogamy: The evolution of relationships has made affairs less clandestine and less combustive. And of course there are Web sites to help match tryst-seekers.” This being the Post, there is no space for critics of the "evolution" of online adultery Web sites or their users. Dewey promoted the “non-monogamous dating site Open Minded,” where her married female subject, Jessie, advertised, “I’m into building deep and loving relationships that add to the joy and aliveness...
  • George Soros' Son Makes Out With New 29-Yr-Old Girlfriend In Front Of Wife (8 HOUR flight)

    05/14/2015 12:48:23 PM PDT · by drewh · 60 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | 13:06 EST, 14 May 2015 | By ASHLEY COLLMAN FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    One thing billionaire George Soros and his 51-year-old son Robert appear to share is an interest in much-younger women. On a flight back from the Venice Biennale to New York on Sunday, Robert was seen making out with his new 29-year-old girlfriend Jamie Singer throughout most of the flight, in front of his soon-to-be ex-wife who was seated just a few rows back, according to the New York Post. Robert's father George Soros, the 84-year-old Hungarian-American business magnate, married a woman exactly half his age in a lavish ceremony two years agoRobert, who serves as the president of the family's...
  • Delighting in Death

    05/08/2015 9:34:58 AM PDT · by Lee N. Field · 5 replies
    First Things ^ | April, 2015 | Carl Trueman
    Last week I delivered a guest lecture at a Christian liberal arts college entitled “Each Day Dies With Sleep: Literary and Theological Reflections upon Mortality.” As I thought through the topic over the previous weeks, two superficially disparate questions puzzled me. Why is it that the people most vocally committed to causes connected to death (abortion, assisted suicide, euthanasia) are often the same who are committed to progressive sexual causes? And why do abortion advocates frequently see it not as a necessary evil but as a positive good? As to the first question, that the same people often, though not...
  • 42% of people using dating app Tinder already have a partner, claims report

    05/07/2015 1:47:38 PM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | May 7, 2015 | Stuart Dredge
    Tinder shot to fame as a dating app for tech-savvy single people. Except, as it turns out, a big chunk of its users may not be single after all. That’s according to research firm GlobalWebIndex (GWI), which released some figures on Tinder from its latest survey of more than 47,000 internet users around the world that suggest the app has a wider demographic. In fact, the research claims that 30% of Tinder users surveyed are married, while another 12% are in a relationship. 54% classed themselves as single, while 3% were divorced or widowed.
  • Woman Survives Stoning in Syria: Alleged Adultress Walks Away From Horrific Isis Death Sentence

    05/06/2015 6:28:22 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 22 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | January 30, 2015 | Sean Mahoney
    A Syrian woman accused of adultery, and sentenced by ISIS to death by stoning, has survived the wicked and cruel punishment. The Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, proclaimed the Syrian town of Raqa its capital after invading it, as well as many other areas in Iraq and Syria, last summer. With already vicious laws against women throughout much of the Middle East, the notoriously brutal and often sickening treatment of women and children by ISIS certainly hasn’t made life any more forgiving for women in those occupied areas. In a miracle of sorts, however, one woman facing jihadist...
  • Synod. The Proposal of a “Third Way”

    05/02/2015 8:28:18 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 31 replies
    Chiesa ^ | May 1, 2015 | Sandro Magister
    ROME, May 1, 2015 – Responses have come streaming into Rome from all over the world, answering the preparatory questionnaire for the second and final session of the synod on the family, scheduled for October 4-25. One widespread impression - sometimes deliberately fostered - is that the pre-synodal discussion is polarized between two extreme positions: on one side, those who would like to introduce radical changes into the Catholic doctrine and practice of marriage, allowing the dissolution of the bond and second marriages; on the other, those who are adamant in punishing with de facto excommunication anyone who violates the...
  • Everything we know about adulterous dating website Ashley Madison that's trying to go public

    04/18/2015 10:22:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/18/2015 | OLIVIA GOLDHILL, THE TELEGRAPH
    The dating website for adulterous affairs is planning to float in London. Here are all the dirty details Ashley Madison. Q: Is that some kind of shoe designer? A sensible guess, but definitely wrong. Ashley Madison is a dating website aimed at people who are already married. The service brands itself as “discreet”, and simply picked two popular American girls’ names as the company name. Q: Wait, so they’re a dating service for adultery? Isn’t that immoral? The company motto is: “Life is short. Have an affair.” The website offers affair guidelines, with advice on how to cover your tracks....
  • On a Small Point of Doctrine

    04/17/2015 3:05:27 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    Homiletic and Pastoral Review ^ | April 15, 2015 | Fr. James V. Schall, SJ
    He (Sir Thomas More) gave up life itself, deliberately; he accepted violent death as of a criminal, not even for the Faith as a whole, but on one particular, small point of doctrine—to wit, the supremacy of the See of Peter. (Hilaire Belloc, “The Witness to Abstract Truth”) Saints die for all sorts of reasons and in all sorts of ways. Some are thrown to the lions or crucified; others die in bed. Some affirm the Real Presence, others the Trinity. We sometimes think that it might be nobler to die upholding the truth of the Incarnation than in upholding,...
  • Ready for the marriage apocalypse? [Prov 30, Rev 19]

    04/14/2015 3:50:13 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/7/2015 | Carol Costello
    (CNN)The marriage apocalypse may be coming. Talk to any millennial and you can envision an America virtually marriage-free, with everyone happily single. I did. And I do. Recently, I talked about marriage with a group of journalism students from my alma mater, Kent State University. They came to me for career advice, which I gave them, but I also picked their brains about politics, religion and marriage. Their views on marriage intrigued me the most. 'Cause, guess what? They don't care what your generation thinks -- they'll get married if and when they want. "I didn't go to college for...
  • Hillary Clinton [allegedly] hit Bill in the head with a book after Monica affair

    04/05/2015 1:11:39 PM PDT · by grundle · 69 replies
    NewYork Post ^ | April 5, 2015 | Larry Getlen
    During the height of President Clinton’s Monica Lewinsky scandal, a White House maid entered the bedroom to clean and was shocked to find the president and first lady’s bed covered in blood. The blood belonged to the president, who said publicly that he “hurt himself running into the bathroom door in the middle of the night.” But the White House resident staff believed differently. As one worker told author Kate Anderson Brower, “We’re pretty sure [Hillary Clinton] clocked him with a book.” “There were at least 20 books on the bedside table for his betrayed wife to choose from,” Brower...
  • Opposition to the Phony Synod Rises, Francis Says “Gossip” Against It Must Cease [Catholic Caucus]

    03/27/2015 7:18:39 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | 3/27/15 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    In a major setback for the radically progressive controllers of the Phony Synod, who are gearing up and stacking the deck for another assault on Holy Matrimony, nearly 500 priests in England have signed an open letter, published in The Catholic Herald, which contains this stunning declaration: “We affirm the importance ofupholding the Church’s traditional discipline regarding the reception of the sacraments, and that doctrine and practice remain firmly and inseparably in harmony.” Just as stunning is the concluding paragraph: “We urge all those who will participate in the second Synod in October 2015 to make a clear and firm...
  • Diocese of Sodom and Gomorra

    03/24/2015 4:54:05 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 57 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | March 24, 2015
    In an eight page document in preparation for the Synod on the Family the diocese of Essen, Germany, has asked the Vatican to elaborate a “Rite for the blessing of same-sex-couples”, to de facto abolish the indissolubility of marriage, to accept adultery and to allow artificial birth control. According to the document, blessing of practiced homosexuality would be a – quote – “sign of justice” and “non-discrimination”.
  • "I bedded 12 strangers in a year — with my husband’s permission"

    03/22/2015 3:11:07 PM PDT · by jonatron · 86 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 16, 2015 | Jane Ridley
    <p>Bored after 18 years with her husband, Robin Rinaldi placed an ad seeking casual encounters with new men and women. She tells what happened on her yearlong sex odyssey in her memoir "The Wild Oats Project."</p> <p>I broke the news to Scott that I wanted an open marriage in early 2008, a few months after his vasectomy. “I won’t go to my grave with no children and four lovers,” I told him repeatedly. “I refuse.”</p>
  • What comes after a Papal edict to teach and practice heresy and what do we do in the meantime?

    03/21/2015 6:07:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 29 replies
    Hillary White wrote an article at the Remnant that I highly recommend reading, thinking and praying about. I don’t have any answers for the questions I will pose below, but I think, with less than eight months to go before the next installment of the Synod to End the Family, now might be a good time to at least open the discussion: what do we do when the Cardinal Kasper’s New Paradigm is officially in place? Simply put, can a Catholic in good conscience continue to attend a parish where the priest has agreed to go along with the New...
  • Pope Francis twists Scripture to promote heresy of false mercy

    03/17/2015 4:14:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 40 replies
    From Rome ^ | Br. Alexis Bugnolo
    In an incredible and shameless act of defiance to Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, Pope Francis preached a blasphemous sermon this morning at Mass. Here is the Italian text, from Radio Vaticana:
  • How Pope Francis Sees the Church

    03/17/2015 3:51:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Commonweal Magazine ^ | March 13, 2015 | Walter Kasper
    The Bible and Catholic tradition have various images for describing the essence of the church. At the center of Pope Francis’s understanding of the church, corresponding to the approach of the Argentine theology of the people, stands the image of the church as the people of God (Evangelii gaudium, 111–34). It is firmly anchored in the biblical, patristic, and liturgical tradition. The Second Vatican Council renewed that understanding and presented the church as the messianic people of God (Lumen gentium, 9–12). Before long, however reservations grew loud among European theologians.
  • ‘I bedded 12 strangers in a year — with my husband’s permission’ (Moral Relativism/Culture Wars)

    03/17/2015 11:24:27 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 120 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 16, 2015 | Jane Ridley
    Pulling on his pants after our intimate encounter in my Las Vegas hotel room, the cute 23-year-old I’d just picked up holds out his cellphone, urging me to tap in my number. “You really don’t have to take it,” I say. Having sex with a stranger is thrilling, but I’m not that interested in a repeat performance. Two minutes after he’s gone, I climb back into bed and text my husband, Scott, whom I’ve been with for 18 years. “Just saying good night,” I type. “Good night, dove,” writes back Scott from wherever he is. Scenarios like these were typical...
  • Teen killer, Pamela Smart's lover, is granted parole

    03/12/2015 11:35:46 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 35 replies
    FOX News ^ | 03/12/2015 | AP
    The triggerman in the Pamela Smart murder trial was granted parole Thursday, nearly 25 years after he killed his school instructor's husband and launched a global spectacle packed with lurid details of sex and manipulation. William Flynn was 16-year-old "Billy" in 1990 when he and three teenage friends carried out what prosecutors said was Pamela Smart's plot to murder Gregg Smart. Flynn pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 28 years to life in prison, minus time served before trial. The trial was a media circus and one of the first high-profile cases about a sexual affair between...
  • Cardinal rebukes head of German bishops: We can’t ignore Christ’s teaching on marriage!

    03/11/2015 5:45:06 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Life Site News ^ | March 11, 2015 | Maike Hickson
    German Cardinal Paul Josef Cordes, who headed the Papal Council Cor Unum until 2010 and was made a cardinal by Pope Benedict XVI, has publicly opposed the words and direction of the German Bishops' Conference. In a Letter to the Editor to the German newspaper Die Tagespost on March 7, 2015, Cardinal Cordes contradicts the words of Cardinal Reinhard Marx, head of the German Bishops' Conference, as well as Bishop Franz-Joseph Bode (Osnabrück). After the Bishops of Germany had had their conference in Hildesheim, Northern Germany, Cardinal Marx said words that provoked the resistance of Cardinal Cordes. The latter cardinal...
  • Military court tosses aggravated assault conviction of HIV-positive airman

    02/23/2015 5:34:34 PM PST · by Rabin · 9 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | February 23, 2015 | The Associated Press
    The nation's highest military court has reversed the aggravated assault conviction of a Kansas airman accused of exposing multiple sex partners to HIV. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces unanimously ruled Monday that prosecutors failed to prove that any of (the) acts were likely to transmit HIV to his partners. The court upheld for "offensive touching to which his sexual partners did not provide meaningful informed consent". It also upheld his conviction for adultery, even though his wife participated.