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  • Who Won the Synod?

    10/27/2015 12:33:33 PM PDT · by LovedSinner · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/26/2015 | Ross Douthat
    No, look, what actually happened is that conservatives won what was probably the closest thing to victory that they could have hoped for, given that 1) the pope was against them, and 2) the pope stacked the governing and writing committees and the voting ranks, and did I mention that 3) the pope was against them....So the journalists covering the synod document as a setback for the innovators (and, because he elevated them, the pontiff) are mostly correct, given their ambitions going in. But so, in a certain way, are the journalists covering it as a kind of cracked-door to...
  • Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco 'hit by spousal support demand' from estranged tennis pro [tr]

    10/20/2015 8:47:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 79 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 20, 2015 | Mike Larkin
    Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco is said to have been hit by a demand for spousal support by her estranged husband Ryan Sweeting. The move comes after the starlet, who is worth an estimated $45 million, filed to divorce the professional tennis player last month. It has been claimed she decided to leave the athlete after he became addicted to painkillers prescribed to him after back surgery.
  • Catholic Teaching on Marriage and Divorce - the Bible, Our Lord, and the Constant Teaching...

    10/20/2015 6:21:03 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 2 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 10/20/15 | John Lamont
    "Catholic Teaching on Marriage and Divorce - the Bible, Our Lord, and the Constant Teaching, simple and to the point" Catholic teaching on marriage – theological background The subject of Catholic marriage is now being hotly debated at the current session of the Synod on the Family. It is thus helpful to have available an account of the essentials of Scriptural teaching on this subject, which this article will attempt to provide. The starting point for this account is the text of Deuteronomy 24;1-4: If a man take a wife, and have her, and she find not favour in his...
  • Did Thomas More and John Fisher die for nothing?

    10/19/2015 3:00:20 PM PDT · by markomalley · 55 replies
    Denver Catholic ^ | 10/19/15 | Archbishop Samuel Aquila
    The idea that Catholics should be allowed to remarry and receive communion did not begin with the letter signed by Cardinal Kasper and other members of the German episcopate in 1993. Another country’s episcopate – England’s – pioneered this experiment in Christian doctrine nearly 500 years ago. At stake then was not just whether any Catholic could remarry, but whether the king could, since his wife had not borne him a son.As with those who advocate for communion for the civilly remarried, the English bishops were uncomfortable with embracing divorce and remarriage outright. Instead, they chose to bend the law...
  • NJ archbishop sets strict rules barring Catholics from the sacraments

    10/13/2015 5:57:45 PM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Crux ^ | 10/13/15 | David Gibson
    Even as Pope Francis and Catholic leaders from around the world debate ways to make the Catholic Church more inclusive, Newark Archbishop John Myers has given his priests strict guidelines on refusing Communion to Catholics who, for example, support gay marriage or join an organization that rejects Church teaching.In the two-page memo, Myers also orders parishes and Catholic institutions not to host people or organizations that disagree with the Church.He says Catholics, “especially ministers and others who represent the Church, should not participate in or be present at religious events or events intended to endorse or support those who reject or...
  • A Documentary You NEED to watch - "Divorce Corp"

    10/13/2015 5:58:34 PM PDT · by Secret Agent Man · 30 replies
    Short and sweet. If you have an hour and a half and want to watch something incredibly disturbing, go out on netflix or and watch an excellently-done documentary, "Divorce Corp". We all see the articles posted here periodically about the atrocities and oxymorons of "family court". This shows just how bad things really are in family court in America, and both men (usually men) and women too, can be royally screwed by this system. Family court is a money racket for the judges, the lawyers, and the often-demanded to be hired "experts". Sobering enough to make you not want...
  • Cardinal Letter Rejected by Pope - Plus, Pell Appeal Ignored

    10/12/2015 6:53:00 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Rotate Caeli ^ | 10/12/15 | New Catholic
    The letter was signed by Cardinals Caffarra (Bologna), Collins (Toronto), Dolan (New York), Eijk (Utrecht), Erdö (Esztergom-Budapest, president of the Council of the Bishops' Conferences of Europe and Synod Relator-General), Müller (Prefect of Doctrine for the Faith), Napier (Durban, President-Delegate), Pell (Secretary for the Economy), Piacenza (Penitentiary Major)*, Sarah (Prefect of Divine Worship), Scola (Milan*), Urosa (Caracas), Vingt-Trois (Paris, President-Delegate *). The text was the following: Your Holiness, As the Synod on the Family begins, and with a desire to see it fruitfully serve the Church and your ministry, we respectfully ask you to consider a number of concerns we...
  • Pope says Church can't be 'museum', must be open to change

    10/05/2015 11:40:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 5, 2015 | Philip Pullella
    Pope Francis told a Roman Catholic meeting on family issues on Monday that the Church should not be a stuffy "museum of memories" but have the courage to change if that was what God wanted. Francis urged bishops at the start of a three-week gathering, known as a synod, to humbly empty themselves of conventions and prejudices. They should not "point fingers at the others to judge them" or feel superior to those with different ideas. In a passage that appeared to be directed at unbending traditionalists, the pope said bishops should beware the "hardening of some hearts, which despite...
  • Soul Mates? Why Many Christian Marriages End Up In Divorce

    09/30/2015 2:40:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 102 replies
    BreakPoint ^ | 09/29/2015 | Eric Metaxas
    You want to know one reason why so many Christian marriages end up in divorce? Ronald Reagan once quipped that the trouble with his political opponents, “is not that they are ignorant. It’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.” Well, I’ve had a bee in my bonnet for years over something that far too many of my fellow Christians believe in that just isn’t so. I speak, gentle listener, of the whole “soul mate” nonsense, especially when it comes to finding a husband or wife. Let me be perfectly clear: No matter how many ads for Christian...
  • Brian Austin Green Asks for Spousal Support in Response to Megan Fox's Divorce Filing

    09/30/2015 10:24:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    MSN ^ | September 29, 2015 | Mike Vulpo
    Brian Austin Green has responded to his estranged wife's request for a divorce. More than a month after Megan Fox filed papers in Los Angeles, E! News has uncovered what the Beverly Hills, 90210 alum is asking as proceedings to make their split permanent get underway. In court documents obtained by E! News, Green follows Fox's lead and cites irreconcilable differences as the reason for the divorce. In fact, the actor's response mimics Fox's divorce filing in almost every category including the desire for joint custody of their two children.
  • Gay Couples in Common Law Marriage States: Call Your Lawyer

    09/30/2015 7:39:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | September 30, 2015 | Sarah Rumpf
    A wedding is not just two people exchanging rings; it is an entanglement of their personal, legal, and business affairs. For better or for worse, marriage affects a broad and substantial list of rights involving inheritance, property, child custody, and more. Now that gay marriage is legal in all fifty states, both the people involved in gay relationships and the legislators drafting the laws that govern all these rights need to carefully analyze the issues presented. As it turns out, those who cheered the decision [legalizing homosexual marriage] may have their own reasons to worry. The Law of Unintended Consequences...
  • Socci: With Papally-Mandated "Catholic Divorce" destroying a Sacrament, Schism Looms...

    09/16/2015 4:58:58 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 8 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 9/16/15 | Antonio Socci
    "Socci: With Papally-Mandated "Catholic Divorce" destroying a Sacrament, Schism Looms Large on the Catholic Horizon" "Newsweek" recently had a photo of Pope Francis on their front-cover with the headline: “Is the Pope Catholic?”. Subtitle: “Of course he is. You just wouldn’t know it from his press clips.” Indeed, it is a legitimate question, seeing that the Argentine Pope has prayed in a Mosque and said in an interview to Scalfari: “There is no Catholic God.” The anxiety in the Church is now becoming enormous after the 8th of September. In fact with two Motu Proprios on the nullity of marriage,...
  • Note: Avoiding the requirements of Mitis would not be easy for bishops

    09/15/2015 3:56:10 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    In Light of the Law ^ | September 14, 2015 | Edward Peters, JD, JCD, Ref. Sig. Ap.
    If Pope Francis’ Mitis Iudex becomes law it will require, among other things, that arch/bishops personally assess, and in some cases adjudicate, certain kinds of marriage nullity petitions. Now obviously some, perhaps many, prelates will feel (based on their lack of advanced canonical training, and/or their personal indisposition toward juridic work, and/or their concerns for negative implications to their wider pastoral work that having to choose between types of petitions and individual parties in annulment cases will inevitably provoke) inadequate to this task. Already I am hearing, however, that arch/bishops looking to avoid their looming judicial and procedural responsibilities under...
  • Head of Annulment Commission: Francis is Channeling Christ - Don't Cross Him!

    09/15/2015 5:13:11 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 36 replies
    Manhound's Paradise ^ | September 15, 2015 | Manhound
    Rorate Caeli just translated an article that appeared in L'Ossevatore Romano on September 8. It was written by Msgr. Pio Vito Pinto, the head of the Commission for the reform of the canonical process--in other words the point man for the recently announced annulment reforms. What he writes is stunning. And chilling. The three main points are these: +The annulment reforms are not merely procedural reforms to introduce more fairness and efficiency in the process, but a full-scale revolution in thought and practice towards the marriage validity question, designed to radically increase the number of annulments. +It is Christ, acting...
  • Catholic Divorce - Head of Vatican Commission Admits in Official Paper: Surge in Number...

    09/14/2015 10:59:27 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 1 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 9/14/15 | Augustinus
    "Catholic Divorce - Head of Vatican Commission Admits in Official Paper: Surge in Number of "Annulments" Intended" Since Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus and its companion document Mitis et misericors Iesus were published on September 8, there has been little reference to the article published by L'Osservatore Romano on that same day to explain the thinking behind the reforms of Canon law. This is a pity, as this article was written by no other than the head of the Commission for the reform of the canonical matrimonial process, the Dean of the Tribunal of the Roman Rota, Msgr. Pio Vito Pinto:...
  • Pope Francis says half of marriages today are invalid. He's wrong.

    05/22/2014 7:38:39 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 77 replies
    The Week ^ | 5/20/14 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    T o much fanfare in the press, Pope Francis has started a "dialogue" about the Catholic Church's marriage practices. The part that has received the most attention is whether civilly divorced and civilly remarried Catholics should be admitted to Holy Communion, without having to abandon their second marriage, which the church recognizes as continuing adultery. This issue will be addressed by the bishops of the Catholic Church at a "Synod on the Family" over this year and next. Unfortunately, the pope's favorite theologian and the pope himself have initiated this discussion in a befogging cloud of pessimism. The pope is...
  • Pope’s annulment reform reaffirms Church teaching, upends Synod’s Communion debate

    09/09/2015 4:27:51 AM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Life Site News ^ | September 8, 2015 | Lisa Bourne
    ROME, September 8, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- The public confusion over whether the Vatican’s upcoming Ordinary Synod on the Family will somehow endorse divorce has been cleared up by Pope Francis, as he said definitively today that marriage is “indissoluble,” meaning that it is permanent until death. In his decrees released today on annulments -- declarations that a marriage was invalid from the beginning – the Holy Father moved to make it easier and faster to determine nullity of a marriage and eliminated the cost for such deliberations. But in doing so he also reaffirmed that as far as God and...
  • You Don't Think Francis Can Change Church Doctrine? He Just Did.

    09/09/2015 9:28:44 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 54 replies
    Mahound's Paradise ^ | 9/8/15 | Oakes Spalding
    Please excuse the provocative title, and do not misunderstand. Obviously, neither the Pope nor anyone else can change Church doctrine normatively. That is, Church doctrine remains true and unchangeable whatever people--without or within the Church--believe or say. In the same way the teachings of Christ or the Commandments themselves remain true and unchanging. What the Pope can do, however, is to say that Church doctrine has changed or, more to the point, imply by his words or actions that it has. Or he can say or imply that Church doctrine wasn't what most people--including most people in the Church itself...
  • Pope to Release New Annulment Procedures Tuesday

    09/07/2015 7:21:15 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 68 replies ^ | September 7,2015 | Nicole Winfield
    Pope Francis on Tuesday will release new streamlined procedures for annulling marriages after he — and thousands of Catholics before him — complained that the church's current system is cumbersome, costly and often unfair.
  • Judge declines divorce case, citing gay marriage ruling

    09/03/2015 6:30:14 PM PDT · by Bayard · 26 replies
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | September 3rd, 2015
    A local judge contends the U.S. Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage has derailed Tennessee's ability to determine what constitutes divorce — leaving one Signal Mountain couple married against their will. Hamilton County Chancellor Jeffrey Atherton denied the divorce petition last week after hearing from seven witnesses and going through 77 exhibits. Among several reasons he cited in rejecting the couple's divorce, one was the Supreme Court's June ruling. Atherton said the Supreme Court must clarify "when a marriage is no longer a marriage." Otherwise, he contended, state courts are impaired from addressing marriage and divorce litigation altogether. "The conclusion...
  • Do Christians Who Divorce Have the Biblical Right to Marry Other People?

    08/31/2015 11:26:42 AM PDT · by xzins · 53 replies
    CharismaNews ^ | 8/31/2015 | SHANE IDLEMAN
    In my opinion, only God can truly answer this question. Spouses are encouraged to spend extended time in the Word and obedience to it, as well as extended times of prayer and fasting, and seeking godly counsel. All destructive relationships and toxic counsel must be severed as you seek to answer this question. Many great bible teachers are divided on this issue. Some believe that remarriage to another is never allowed unless one of the spouses dies, but others suggest that it is permissible when adultery and abandonment occur. Much of the controversy centers on Matthew 5:32 where Jesus says,...
  • Liz Smith: I Think I Invented The Trumps Part II

    08/25/2015 11:39:25 AM PDT · by Aria · 10 replies
    New York Social Diary ^ | 8/25/2015 | Liz Smith
    by Liz Smith I THINK I INVENTED THE TRUMPS, Part II Liz began her sum-up yesterday of what she wrote when first meeting the Trumps. This analysis was published in 2000 in her memoir "Natural Blonde." The story will conclude on August 26th in this space. I noted that Donald Trump had attacked a paralyzed, stultified New York bureaucracy and given commerce, construction and business a real shot in the arm. I asked, "If you love democratic capitalism, how can you hate Donald Trump?" I spoke of the other ruthless tycoons I'd heard opine that Trump couldn't last. I said...
  • Pope Francis: welcome with compassion those who have remarried outside the Church

    08/05/2015 1:23:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | August 5, 2015 | Diogenes
    Following a month-long hiatus, Pope Francis resumed his Wednesday general audience on August 5 and called for a compassionate welcome to those who have remarried outside the Church. In doing so, he made no mention of the upcoming Synod of Bishops nor of the controversial proposal to admit those in such situations to Holy Communion. Citing statements on the same topic by his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, the Holy Father said that the Church should reach out to help those who are in irregular marital situations, aware that there are no "simple solutions" to their problems. Although the Church cannot...
  • Woman Accused of Hiring Hit Man to Kill Ex Gets Probation

    08/05/2015 9:26:26 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 17 replies
    AP ^ | 8/3/2015 | AP
    Tiffany Stevens, 39, was sentenced in Hartford Superior Court eight months after a jury deadlocked and a mistrial was declared in her attempted-murder case. The hit was never carried out. Simsbury police arrested Stevens in July 2012, alleging she paid a handyman $5,000 to kill her ex-husband, Eric Stevens. Authorities said the handyman instead disclosed the plan to the ex-husband, who told police. Police said Eric Stevens had told them that whoever won custody of his daughter would control a $50 million fund, but Tiffany Stevens' father testified that was untrue. And despite an attempted murder against Tiffany Stevens, a...
  • Remarried Divorcees "Not Excommunicated", Pope Francis Tells Church

    08/05/2015 7:09:13 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 80 replies
    NDTV ^ | August 5, 2015 | Agence France-Presse
    VATICAN CITY: Divorced people who have remarried "are still part of the Church" and should not be treated as if they have been excommunicated or cast out, Pope Francis said Wednesday. Speaking ahead of a highly anticipated global meeting on family life in October, he said "awareness that a brotherly and attentive welcome... is needed towards those who... have established a new relationship after the failure of a marriage, has greatly increased".
  • The Right Way to Deal with Hypocrisy in the Church

    08/04/2015 3:14:17 AM PDT · by rhema · 42 replies
    The Stream ^ | August 3, 2015 | Michael Brown
    Without a doubt, we — the church and its congregants — have hurt our witness to the world with our hypocrisy, thereby undercutting our moral and spiritual authority. Why should people listen to us if we preach one thing and do another? How can we expose sin in the society when we’re practicing sin in the church? On what basis can we speak out against same-sex “marriage” when we’ve allowed our own marriages to go to pot? The pedophile priest scandal in the Catholic Church not only inflicted terrible suffering on the boys who were abused, but it also terribly...
  • Social media a marriage killer in China: Experts

    07/26/2015 10:53:37 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Sunday, July 26, 2015 | IANS
    Beijing: While social media was designed to bring people together, it can sometimes drive them apart — more Chinese people are switching their status from married to single and social media could be responsible, say experts. A report by the ministry of civil affairs in June found that 3.637 million couples divorced in 2014, up by 3.9 per cent from the previous year, Xinhua reported. Statistics from the ministry show the country has been witnessing a continuous rise in divorces since 2002. Su, a white collar worker from Shanghai, was stunned and furious after discovering her husband's secret romances online....
  • Divorce: Rumors Of Unfaithfulness In Miranda Lambert And Blake Shelton Marriage

    07/21/2015 11:46:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/21/2015 | KAITLAN COLLINS
    After four years of marriage, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert announced they were getting a divorce Monday, and it looks like infidelity could be to blame. Shelton filed for divorce two weeks ago after months of suspecting that Lambert was cheating on him, a new report from TMZ claims. Country singer Chris Young opened for Lambert during her “On Fire” tour in 2012, and after the two were spotted together multiple recent times, Shelton thought rumors of her cheating were “believable enough to make him suspicious of her.” He also thought she was sneaking around with another man who’s not...
  • Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have split!

    07/01/2015 6:23:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    MSN Entertainment ^ | 07/01/2015 | By Mark Gray
    After 10 years of marriage -- they celebrated their anniversary on June 29 -- the power couple confirmed their split following months of media speculation. "After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce," the couple said in a joint statement. "We go forward with love and friendship for one another and a commitment to co-parenting our children whose privacy we ask to be respected during this difficult time. This will be our only comment on this private, family matter. Thank you for understanding." Ben and Jen have three children: Violet, 9, Seraphina, 6, and...
  • How a massive, silent cultural revolution has changed America

    06/06/2015 2:21:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 125 replies
    The New York Post ^ | June 6, 2015 | Kyle Smith
    It happened without a Summer of Love, without Timothy Leary, without a groovy anthem or a shaggy new national look. In the past decade or so, there’s been a silent revolution in American culture, one at least as profound as the ’60s upheavals. We’ve hardly taken notice of it, because it happened in people’s minds instead of in the streets, happened in ordinary people instead of in the elites and the punditocracy. Compared to just a few years ago, we have a completely different set of ideas about what constitutes acceptable behavior. As Caitlyn Jenner puts it in her new...
  • Cardinal Kasper Says Francis Did Not Approve his Communion Proposal

    06/04/2015 6:32:59 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 38 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 6/4/15 | Staff Reporter
    The German cardinal appears to backtrack on earlier comments in interview with EWTNCardinal Walter Kasper has clarified that Pope Francis did not approve his proposal to allow divorced and remarried Catholics to receive Holy Communion after a period of penance. The cardinal made the remarks in an interview with EWTN during a visit to the United States. He said the Pope wanted him to “put the question”, and that afterwards he “expressed his satisfaction with my talk”. But he added: “I wouldn’t say he approved the proposal, no, no, no.” The remarks appear to represent a backtracking from earlier comments....
  • Attorney Drives Initiative to End Alimony in California

    05/25/2015 4:54:13 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 25 replies ^ | 8MAY2015 | Paige Austin
    An Orange County software consultant said today his divorce prompted him to write an initiative that would end alimony. “I was able to experience first-hand the many pitfalls associated with the process,” said Steve Clark, executive director of the Huntington Beach- based “The amount of time and money coupled with the emotional stress was more than I could have ever anticipated.” Backers of the initiative received permission this week from Secretary of State Alex Padilla to begin gathering signatures. The group has until Nov. 2 to obtain valid signatures from 365,880 registered voters -- 5 percent of the total...
  • Bobby Flay 'claims boob job is at fault for estranged wife Stephanie March's health problems' ...

    05/23/2015 1:12:52 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | May 23, 2015 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Full title: Bobby Flay 'claims boob job is at fault for estranged wife Stephanie March's health problems' in bitter divorce The divorce battle between Stephanie March and Bobby Flay looks continues to cook up trouble. [sic] Now the celebrity chef is claiming his estranged wife's ill health is the result of a breast augmentation surgery and not the stress of their failed marriage, according to TMZ. Stephanie, 40, has suffered from a burst appendix and three infections, which she has allegedly claimed in court has prevented her from working as an actress ... According to TMZ Stephanie, due her ill...
  • No-Fault Divorce Deconstructed

    05/18/2015 7:37:49 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 20 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 16, 2015 | Spencer Irvine
    In a recent lecture at the Family Research Council (FRC), Ryan McPherson, an associate professor of history at Bethany Lutheran College, claimed that no-fault divorces played a pivotal role in the culture wars. Even though the “dissolution revolution never quite finishes,” somehow the term “no-fault divorce” has “acquired colloquial acceptance,” McPherson pointed out in remarks at the FRC. “By 1980, thirty-seven of the fifty states had significantly altered their divorce laws toward the no-fault standard of California and the UMDA [Uniform Marriage Dissolution Act],” McPherson wrote in an essay which appeared in The Family in America: A Journal of Public...
  • No-Fault Divorce: America’s Divorce Mill [Communist Origin of No-Fault Divorce]

    05/08/2015 6:49:06 AM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 47 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | 5/18/2009 | JUDY PAREJKO
    What is no-fault divorce? When you ask most people, they will say it’s a mutual-consent process, or that it preserves privacy, or that it eliminates blame for the failure of the marriage. Not many people will answer that it’s a lawsuit in which one party is suing the other party. And even fewer will know that it came from the Soviet Union. Like previous divorce actions, no-fault divorce is still a lawsuit, which means that one party is invoking the state’s police powers against the other party. The main difference now is that the person filing for divorce no longer...
  • Catholics will no longer be fired from their jobs for divorce or homosexuality

    05/07/2015 11:44:55 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 27 replies
    Pulse.NG ^ | Oge Okonkwo
    As part of the reforms prompted by Pope Francis, Germany's Roman Catholic Church has decided that lay Catholic employees who divorce and remarry or form gay civil unions should no longer automatically lose their jobs. According to Christian Today, Catholic Bishops have voted to adjust Church labour law "to the multiple changes in legal practice, legislation and society" so employee lifestyles should not affect their status in the country's many Catholic schools, hospitals and social services. It was gathered that the change came as the worldwide Catholic Church debates loosening its traditional rejection of remarriage after a divorce and of...
  • Why men won't marry you

    05/06/2015 8:24:21 PM PDT · by fkabuckeyesrule · 379 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 1, 2015 | Suzanne Venker
    That’s a question Peter Lloyd tackles in a series in London’s Daily Mail about Britain’s marriage rate, which is at its lowest level since 1895. “The state of matrimony is not just ailing. It is dying out faster than a mobile phone battery,” Lloyd writes. “For an army of women, Mr. Right is simply not there, no matter how hard they look for him.”
  • Why men won't get married anymore: Women complain chaps today won't settle down.

    05/07/2015 5:36:44 AM PDT · by BJ1 · 164 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/19/2015 | Peter Lloyd
    For an army of women, Mr Right is simply not there, no matter how hard they look for him. And the reason? When it comes to marriage, men are on strike. Why? Because the rewards are far less than they used to be, while the cost and dangers it presents are far greater. ‘Ultimately, men know there’s a good chance they’ll lose their friends, their respect, their space, their sex life, their money and — if it all goes wrong — their family,’ says Dr Helen Smith, author of Why Men Are Boycotting Marriage, Fatherhood And The American Dream. ‘They...
  • Rosie O'Donnell tries to ban reporters at divorce court in Manhattan

    05/06/2015 6:04:04 AM PDT · by PROCON · 33 replies ^ | May 5, 2015 | Barbara Ross
    This divorce trial is getting feistier than an episode of “The View.” Daytime diva Rosie O’Donnell suffered a meltdown on Tuesday during her first appearance in divorce court, demanding reporters be shooed out of the public courtroom hours after her estranged wife ditched the session entirely. “Press? There’s press here?” fumed O’Donnell, 53, who looked trim in a deep aqua linen tunic over black slacks. “Could you ask them to leave?”
  • Parenting Rights under attack in Louisiana

    05/02/2015 6:57:07 PM PDT · by Pikachu_Dad · 43 replies
    Louisiana Senate ^ | May 2 2014 | Self
    Should Parental authority be terminated (for both parents) when they divorce? In a forty page bill, sponsored by the Louisiana State Law Institute - effort led by retired family law professor Spaht. The law is difficult to read to see what has changed because she is erasing all of the existing law and rewriting and reorganizing it. So all the text is marked as new, even the parts that are existing. This is long standing law that has not been revised in decades. Of all rhe bad parts of the bill, the one change I am highlighting is this. Under...
  • Fools or Liars? (The Sexual Revolution)

    04/30/2015 1:36:52 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 1 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | April 30 2015 | Anthony Esolen
    The latest apologists for the Sexual Revolution – that great swamp of sewage backup, human misery, family breakdown, squalid entertainment, and lawyers – have been saying that the most radical anthropological breach ever known to man, the detachment of marriage from childbirth and the plain facts of nature, will have no effect (none at all, not to worry) on marriage and childbirth and family and community life. To which I reply, “Haven’t you said that before?” About what exactly have the sexual revolutionaries been right? Which of their non-predictions has been confirmed? They told us that liberalization of the divorce...
  • Choice and Consequences

    02/24/2015 5:49:50 AM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-23-15 | Msgr. Charlels Pope
    Choice and Consequences By: Msgr. Charles PopeThe themes of early Lent are pretty basic. The ashes of Ash Wednesday announce the simple truth that we are going to die and  thereafter face judgment. Hence, we need to repent and come to believe the good news that only Jesus can save us.Another early reading from Thursday after Ash Wednesday featured Moses laying out the basic reality that all of us have a choice to make. He says to us,Today I have set before youlife and prosperity, death and doom …I call heaven and earth today to witness against you:I have set before you life...
  • The "Halachic" Pre-Nup is Not Halachic and Destroys Marriage

    03/31/2015 10:09:56 PM PDT · by Yomin Postelnik · 5 replies
    Torah and Halacha | 03/31/15 | Yomin Postelnik
    The "Halachic" Pre-Nup is Not Halachic and Destroys Marriage By Yomin Postelnik The sum total of all of the recent discussions about gittin from a halachic and moral standpoint is that while everyone should strive to alleviate suffering and seek to resolve marriage disputes so that both can move on peacefully, we must first do everything possible to save the marriage. Gittin are a hard process halachically, largely in order to minimize their number.  Civil jurisdictions that have a one year waiting period before divorce (a concept that originates with MFaimonides), such as Canada, have seen 60% of petitions withdrawn....
  • "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>
  • Muslim call girl weds and beds UK men before DIVORCING them after sin-free sex sessions

    03/22/2015 2:21:03 PM PDT · by wtd · 43 replies
    DailyStar ^ | March 22, 2015 | Tom Rawle
    Muslim call girl weds and beds UK men before DIVORCING them after sin-free sex sessionsA MUSLIM call girl is marrying British men for an hour at a time to have sin-free sex sessions and rake in Ł350 a romp, it has been reported. The Arab escort, known as Fairuza, is offering the service to promiscuous punters in order swerve strict Shia Islamic principles. The 25-year-old reportedly performs the quickie service by reading a religious text in arabic and takes the money as a "dowry". Then once the deed is done, she divorced the two of them from their temporary...
  • African bishop on polygamy, homosexuality & divorce (oh my).

    03/05/2015 10:29:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Commonweal Magazine's dotCommonweal Blog ^ | March 4, 2015 | Grant Gallicho
    In a wide-ranging, at points jaw-dropping interview with Aleteia, Archbishop Charles Palmer-Buckle of Accra, Ghana, signaled his openness to finding a way for remarried Catholics to be readmitted to Communion--and suggested the church might reinterpret Scripture to allow the "unbinding" of marriages. Palmer-Buckle, who is sixty-four years old, was selected by his brother bishops to represent Ghana at this October's Synod on the Family. Early in the interview, the archbishop makes it clear that he takes seriously Pope Francis's call for open discussion of the challenges facing Catholic families today. "There are people in polygamous relationships, who were involved in...
  • A judge telling a divorcee to get a job is a triumph for women’s rights

    02/24/2015 8:07:28 AM PST · by redreno · 29 replies ^ | 02/24/2015 | Viv Groskop
    The wording of the judgment is brutal. An appeal court judge has effectively told the ex-wife of a wealthy veterinary surgeon to “get a job, love” (my abbreviation). It is imperative, said the judge, “that the wife go out to work and support herself”. Tracey Wright, a 51-year-old former legal secretary, riding instructor and mother of two, has lost her appeal against a family court ruling to reduce the maintenance she receives in future from her former husband. The case is seen as a landmark ruling for ex-partners of wealthy spouses. The gravy train has come off the rails.
  • Bishop Athanasius Schneider: Battling the New Gnosticism (Catholic Caucus)

    02/11/2015 2:27:54 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    Onepeterfive ^ | February 11, 2015 | BISHOP ATHANASIUS SCHNEIDER
    (Bishop Schneider. Image Courtesy of Diane Korzeniewski) Editor’s Note: Following his strongly-worded interview with Polonia Christiana in the wake of the first part of the Extraordinary Synod on Marriage and Family, we reached out to Bishop Athanasius Schneider to seek his guidance on concrete actions Catholics can take during this time of turmoil within the Church. We specifically requested his advice on what the faithful could do to resist heterodoxy and address the errors (or at least obfuscations) that seem to be issuing forth from some of the highest prelates in the Church. Though his counsel is brief, it is deeply...
  • Cockatoo reenacts previous owners' arguments

    02/10/2015 12:11:45 PM PST · by Brother Cracker · 33 replies
    Odd_News ^ | Feb. 10, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    RALEIGH, N.C.- A North Carolina woman who bought a cockatoo from a divorcing couple said the bird keeps reenacting its former owners' arguments. Elaine Sigmon said she and her husband, Don, recently obtained Peaches the Moluccan cockatoo from a couple who separated and the former owners apparently weren't shy about having arguments in front of the bird. Sigmon said Peaches reenacts her former owners' squabbles "once or twice a day."
  • Many Have Reduced Love to Kindness...A Further Reflection on the Moral Troubles of our Time

    01/22/2015 7:08:12 AM PST · by Salvation · 15 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-21-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Many Have Reduced Love to Kindness, and Kindness to Mere Affirmation – A Further Reflection on the Moral Troubles of our Time By: Msgr. Charles PopeIn yesterday’s post, there was a critique of a flawed moral perspective that sets up a false dichotomy between mercy  and moral teaching, and between love and the law. As noted yesterday, well-ordered love and mercy must be rooted in truth. The greatest mercy is to keep people out of Hell and to save them from all the suffering that comes from sin.Jesus exhibits this in His person, for He who is love insists on moral...