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  • Saudi Cleric Warns Men of Abusing Right of Divorce

    02/13/2017 2:56:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Arab News ^ | 12 February 2017
    The imam of the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah warned men against blackmailing their wives and of abusing their right to divorce, according to the Alriyadh daily newspaper. Speaking at his Friday sermon, imam Saleh Al-Bedeir criticized overusing the threat of divorce and deemed such behavior impermissible in Islam. He labeled it a bad habit that Muslims should avoid. The marriage contract obliges couples to treat each other decently; “women shall have rights similar to the rights against them, according to what is equitable,” (Surah Al-Baqarah 2:228) the imam cited in the sermon. He said Muslims must be patient, as few...
  • Weddings, Like Everything Else, Aren’t What They Used To Be

    02/03/2017 7:29:25 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 37 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-3-2017 | MOTUS
    I currently have 4 nieces/nephews engaged, with weddings planned over the next 2 years, so this news caught my eye:  the average cost of a wedding peaked at $35,000 last year. Wow, that’s a pretty big investment. Especially when there seems to be an inverse relationship between the cost of a wedding and their longevity.Or as Willie Nelson put it: “it would be cheaper if I just found a woman I don’t like very much and buy her a house.” In fact, a tiny house is one of the items the WaPo notes could be bought for the cost of...
  • German church OKs case-by-case Communion for remarried

    02/01/2017 8:42:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 1, 2017 11:08 AM EST | Nicole Winfield and Geir Moulson
    Pope Francis’ outreach to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics opens the door to letting them receive Communion, Germany’s bishops declared Wednesday. In a statement, the German bishops’ conference said a document by Francis entitled “The Joy of Love” sets out how pastors can provide “differentiated solutions” to individual cases through a process of accompaniment. That process “opens the possibility of receiving the sacraments of reconciliation and the Eucharist,” the bishops’ statement said. Argentine and Maltese bishops already have issued similar guidelines based on Francis’ divisive 2016 document, which was the fruit of a two-year canvassing of church leaders during two...
  • Contradictions Between Maltese Directive and CDF’s 1994 Letter on Divorced-Remarried

    01/19/2017 7:51:48 PM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 1/18/17 | Edward Pentin
    Striking differences between the two documents, as well as other papal teachings.Critics of the controversial so-called “Maltese directive” on Chapter Eight of Amoris Laetitia, published Jan. 13, say that it very obviously contradicts previous papal teaching and instruction from the Vatican — not to mention, some add, Sacred Scripture and two millennia of Church teaching. To see just how much this is true, it’s perhaps helpful to put the controversial passages of the directive by Malta's bishops beside these documents. The most striking contrast is with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s 1994 Letter to bishops “Concerning the...
  • Weiner STILL wants Huma back: Disgraced congressman 'asks his wife call off divorce' ...

    01/12/2017 5:22:01 AM PST · by Zakeet · 57 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | January 12, 2017 | Kelly Mclaughlin
    Complete Headline: Weiner STILL wants Huma back: Disgraced congressman 'asks his wife call off divorce' despite years of sexting other women and derailing Hillary's presidential campaign Huma Abedin announced her separation from Anthony Weiner in August It came after the disgraced congressman was caught sending a photo of his crotch to a woman while his young son was next to him Weiner is spending time with Abedin and their son in their Manhattan apartment He's still waiting to hear if he will face charges for sending sexually charged texts to a 15-year-old girl Weiner went through sex rehab late last...
  • Married man is sentenced to life in prison for murdering soccer mom who led double life as an ESCORT

    12/28/2016 6:19:28 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 7 replies
    Dailymail.com and Associated Press ^ | 27 December 2016 | By Valerie Edwards
    A married man was convicted Tuesday of murder and kidnapping in the 2007 death of a single mother from Colorado who led a double life as a paid escort. A judge sentenced 65-year-old Lester Ralph Jones to life in prison without parole after the jury delivered its verdict, according to the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel. It was Jones' second trial in the killing of Paige Birgfeld. The first ended in a mistrial in September when jurors couldn't reach a unanimous verdict.
  • General Wesley Clark, 68, is dating fashion entrepreneur HALF his age [trun]

    08/08/2013 8:20:54 AM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 65 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08/08/13
    General Wesley Clark launched a failed bid for the presidency in 2004 after retiring from the military in 2000 after a storied career Was married to his wife Gertrude for 46 years before filing for divorce in September 2012 Now said to be dating a 30-year-old found of a fashion retail site Son from his marriage to Gertrude is 13 years OLDER than his girlfriend
  • Cardinal Burke Threatens ‘Formal Act of Correction’ if Pope Francis Doesn’t Clarify Doctrine

    11/17/2016 7:42:03 AM PST · by servo1969 · 2 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 11-16-2016 | THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
    Cardinal Raymond Burke has insisted that Pope Francis must clarify serious doctrinal doubts arising from his teaching letter Amoris Laetitia, or the Cardinal will be forced to initiate "a formal act of correction of a serious error." In September, four top Catholic cardinals including Burke wrote a private letter to Pope Francis asking him to clarify five serious doctrinal doubts proceeding from his 2016 apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love) concerning Holy Communion for the divorced and remarried, the indissolubility of marriage, and the proper role of conscience. When the Pope failed to reply to the Cardinals' letter,...
  • Judge to NY Times: No Trump divorce records for you

    09/24/2016 1:53:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | September 23, 2016 | JOHN SEXTON
    The New York Times and Gannett news have been trying to gain access to Donald Trump’s sealed divorce records on the grounds that they are of public interest now that he is running for President. Politico reports that New York judge Frank Nervo has rejected that argument: “Were the court to make the confidential records available for journalistic, and thus public, scrutiny, it would impermissibly inject itself into the political process by making the value judgment of what information is useful in determining the present candidate’s, or any other candidate’s, fitness for office,” Nervo wrote. “The court’s role in the...
  • Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt after 12 years together and requests custody [tr]

    09/20/2016 7:49:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 147 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 20, 2016 | Chris Spargo
    Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt. TMZ reports that the actress filed papers on Monday citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split and asking for physical custody of the couple's six children. The pair began dating in 2004 and were married in August 2014.
  • Man who lived in Singapore Airport executive lounge for three weeks jailed for fraud

    09/19/2016 1:05:09 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 31 replies
    BT ^ | 19 September 2016 | Emma Sword
    A man has been jailed after he spent nearly three weeks living in Singapore Airport - including the use of the airports executive lounges. Raejali Buntut, 32, had checked in to the Plaza Premium Lounge in Terminal 1 using his boarding pass and his Priority Pass. But the former business development manager woke up to find he had missed his flight back to Kuala Lumpur and decided to continue using the facilities at the lounges in the departure transit areas of Changi airport's three terminals. The court was not told why he wanted to stay at the airport, local media...
  • The Beheading of St. John the Baptist and 9/11 (A sermon)

    09/11/2016 7:49:31 PM PDT · by NRx · 1 replies
    We do not generally celebrate the birthdays of saints. We celebrate the date of their deaths, because how we end our lives is more important than how we begin them. However, St. John the Baptist is one of the two exceptions to this rule. We celebrate both the conception and the birth of St. John as well as the Theotokos, because these two people are the holiest of the saints. St. John was, we are told in the Gospels, filled with the Holy Spirit while still in his mother's womb (Luke 1:15), and so he was a great saint,...
  • Sydney Leathers Takes Break From Social Media Following New Weiner Revelations

    08/30/2016 9:08:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 29, 2016 | Dan Joseph
    Sydney Leathers, the young woman who gained national attention after it was revealed that she had been sexting former congressman Anthony Weiner in 2013, is taking a break from social media. In a tweet published early Morning morning, Leathers wrote: "[Expletive]'s getting weird (again) so I'm taking a break from Twitter & Instagram for a few days ✌"
  • Huma Abedin Announces She's Splitting From Anthony Weiner

    08/29/2016 9:02:19 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 29, 2016 | Meghan Keneally
    Huma Abedin, a top aide to Hillary Clinton, announced today that she is separating from her husband, disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner. The announcement comes in the wake of the latest allegations of Weiner sending lewd messages to a woman online which were revealed by The New York Post last night.
  • U.S. Diocese Upholds Marriage Against Abandonment

    08/28/2016 2:09:36 PM PDT · by Bai Macfarlane · 3 replies
    Mary's Advocates' Blog ^ | August 27, 2016 | Bai Macfarlane
    Sentence Issued in Canon Law Legal Case - Catholics appear hypocritical when the Church teaches about the indissolubility of marriage, but remains silent when professed Catholic spouses abandon marriage… Mary’s Advocates has been given access by an abandoned husband to a formal decree issued by his Catholic diocese which defended the husband’s marriage against marital abandonment.
  • Divorce raises the danger of a second heart attack

    08/28/2016 12:00:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 28 August 2016 • 1:07AM | Laura Donnelly
    Heart attack victims who are divorced are significantly more likely to suffer a second attack, a large study has found. Research on 30,000 men and women who had experienced a heart attack found that those who had been through a divorce were 14 percent more likely to suffer a second attack. Experts said it was not clear whether the heartache of a marital breakup had a direct effect, or whether divorces were less likely to look after their health without a partner looking out for them. The study by Karolinska University Hospital and Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, examined a...
  • Comedian Aries Spears: ‘Women … Rape Men Financially’ Through Child Support Demands

    08/25/2016 8:45:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 24, 2016 | 12:45 PM EDT | Melanie Hunter
    Comedian Aries Spears told a New York City radio show that women “rape men financially” with their child support demands. In an Aug. 19 interview with “The Breakfast Club,” on Power 105.1 FM radio, Spears said he wants men to band together to “rewrite the laws” so that child support is based on what the child needs instead of how much the man makes. …
  • Human Identity in Crisis

    08/19/2016 9:31:01 AM PDT · by truthxchange · 3 replies
    www.truthXchange.com ^ | 08/19/2016 | Dr. Peter Jones
    A few weeks ago Rush Limbaugh announced that the fastest growing crime in the West is identity theft. It is true that we hear a lot about illegal hacking in the news cycle, as individuals, businesses and even nations have their deepest secrets exposed. But the real crime is the theft of the source of human dignity, namely, the Creator. The removal of God from cultural consciousness, eliminates the true source of human identity. According to a recent study, 91% of adults agree that “the best way to find yourself is by looking within yourself” and 86% say that “to...
  • AMBER HEARD, JOHNNY DEPP CASE SETTLED!!! (Cha Ching!)

    08/16/2016 9:39:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    TMZ ^ | August 16, 2016 | Staff
    Amber Heard has dismissed her domestic violence restraining order petition against Johnny Depp, because TMZ has learned the case has settled. Amber and Johnny filed legal docs Tuesday in which Amber withdrew her request for a restraining order. She had alleged Johnny brutalized her on May 21 but now the case is over. She dismissed the case with prejudice, meaning she can never re-file it.
  • Media Companies Sue to Get Trump Divorce Records - cause they're 'directly relevant' to the campaign

    08/12/2016 6:25:40 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 57 replies
    Newser ^ | August 12, 2016 | Linda Hervieux
    Two media companies have asked a judge to make public Donald Trump’s 1990 divorce records, contending they're "directly relevant" to the presidential campaign, USA Today reports. After 14 years of marriage, Ivana Trump cited "cruel and inhuman treatment" when filing for divorce. Though Donald Trump's lawyer at the time told the New York Times the cruelty stemmed from his public appearances with Marla Maples, news of a divorce deposition in which Ivana alleged she had been sexually assaulted by her husband surfaced a few years later and again bubbled up during the campaign. The New York Times Co. and Gannett...
  • Divorced Men, need feedback ...

    08/02/2016 10:56:43 AM PDT · by Scythian_Reborn · 187 replies
    I've been married 25 years, I'm not going to go into the reasons but I just need to file for divorce, we have three kids, youngest is in high school. Love them more than I can say, to live in a different house than them is the most terrible thing I can imagine. Already my heart is breaking just thinking about it but there's no saving this marriage. Have any of you been through such a thing? How did you cope with the loneliness. I am not a drinker and don't have a lot of friends. Do any of you...
  • 'It's like a death': Divorced people are at higher risk of psychiatric illness in Ireland

    07/22/2016 10:43:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    TheJournal.ie ^ | 22/07/2016 6:10 AM | Darragh Peter Murphy
    Divorced people are much more likely to be admitted to hospital for psychiatric illness than their single, married or widowed counterparts, according to new figures from the Health Research Board. The Activities of Irish Psychiatric Units and Hospitals 2015 report shows that 17,860 people were admitted to hospital for psychiatric care last year, a small increase from 17,797 in 2014. Overall, the numbers of new cases continues to rise, both year-on-year and over a 10-year period. […] … (A)lthough divorced people accounted for only 4% of all admissions, they had the highest rate of all admissions — at 759.9 per...
  • Stale Material: Funnyman Cleese Still Bashing Bush

    04/20/2009 1:10:57 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 58 replies · 1,353+ views
    Federal Review ^ | Monday, April 20, 2009
    ITHACA, NY--Nearly six months after the Presidential election, former Monty Python star John Cleese needs some new material.According to the Cornell Daily Sun, Cleese, in an appearance on campus, turned serious and launched into an attack on former President George W. Bush: Americans... are “much too respectful to the president,” said Cleese, who went on to say that George W. Bush would not be able to survive a single press conference in England. “It’s pathetic!” he exclaimed. “This is the most important country in the world ... It’s embarrassing because we want America to be great. There is emotion when...
  • An Anti-Catholic Pope? [Catholic Caucus]

    07/03/2016 9:54:03 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | June 30, 2016 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    By now we have been accustomed to the shocking results of Francis’ insistence on blathering to reporters during flights to or from the destinations of the useless papal trips that have become a primary activity of the post-Vatican II papacy. In the midst of all the blathering, however, there are also inadvertently revealing remarks that indicate the scope of the crisis-within-a-crisis that is the Bergoglian pontificate. The most recent example is the inflight press conference on the return to Rome from the papal trip to Armenia. A most revealing remark came in the context of a reporter’s question about key...
  • I’m In!

    06/26/2016 8:21:07 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/26/16 | Jimmy Reed
    Through adversity I had come to know myself; I completed the journey within. Three strikes, I’m out? No, three strikes — I’m in! It was four a.m. on a moonless, muggy night … just the way I wanted it. With 240 pounds of bulging blubber and mushy muscles sagging on a five-foot, eleven-inch frame, I wanted no one to see me trying to jog. At the high school track’s starting line, I punched my stopwatch and groaned into a trot, trying to banish thoughts of rapidly overpowering fatigue by reflecting on the three simultaneous events that led to my being...
  • France wants quick British divorce from EU, Germany cautious

    06/25/2016 10:07:11 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    France's foreign minister called on Saturday for the European Union to move ahead quickly to seal the terms of a British exit, arguing that the other 27 members needed to give the bloc new purpose or risk populism taking hold. "Negotiations have to go quickly in the common interest," Jean-Marc Ayrault said on his way to a meeting in Berlin of foreign ministers from the six founding members of the EU - Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. Britain voted on Thursday to leave the EU, forcing the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron and dealing the biggest...
  • 'Leave as soon as possible', EU chiefs tell Britain after Brexit vote

    06/24/2016 7:25:15 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 70 replies
    The Times of India ^ | June 24, 2016 | AFP
    BRUSSELS: EU chiefs on Friday told Britain to start negotiations to quit the bloc "as soon as possible", after outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron said he would leave the negotiations to his successor. "We now expect the United Kingdom government to give effect to this decision of the British people as soon as possible, however painful that process may be," said a joint statement after Britons voted for a Brexit . "Any delay would unnecessarily prolong uncertainty." The statement was issued by EU president Donald Tusk, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker, EU Parliament leader Martin Schulz and Dutch premier Mark...
  • 56 Shot, 13 Killed During Father’s Day Weekend in Chicago

    06/20/2016 12:15:45 PM PDT · by PROCON · 48 replies
    breitbart ^ | June 20, 2016 | AWR HAWKINS
    Another holiday brought another slaughter of innocents in heavily gun-controlled Chicago. Fifty-six people were shot during Father’s Day weekend, and 13 of those shooting victims died. This brings the number shot in Chicago to “about 1,800 people” year-t0-date, the Tribune reports.
  • The Divorce Revolution Has Bred An Army Of Woman Haters (I Left ..)

    06/06/2016 7:29:13 PM PDT · by usconservative · 116 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 5/19/2016 | W. Bradford Wilcox
    For those of you who read This Post on the original thread with the same title I wanted you all to know that I received a number of emails asking how I was. Well, I left. I felt like I had no choice. Nothing was going to change no matter what I did, no matter how hard I tried to salvage my marriage -- it was over. Repentance and humbling myself before the Lord didn't matter. The marriage was over long ago, I'd just refused to accept it or I was blind to that fact.
  • Amber Heard's dire finances revealed: Court documents show she earns $10,000 a month but [tr]

    06/01/2016 6:15:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 1, 2016 | Jennifer Newton
    Amber Heard's dire financial situation has been revealed after court documents showed the actress is losing money at an alarming rate. The 30-year-old filed for divorce from husband Johnny Depp last week requesting he pay her spousal support of $50,000 (Ł34,500) a month plus her legal costs. She cited irreconcilable differences for the split, which has triggered a battle over Depp's huge $400million fortune.
  • Italian Court Allows Man to Pay Ex-Wife’s Alimony With Pizza

    05/28/2016 6:01:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    RT ^ | 28 May, 2016
    In a tasty settlement, an Italian court has ruled in favor of a divorced father to make alimony payments to his ex-partner in the form of €300 ($333) worth of pizza every month. Ex-wife Nicoletta Zuin, who took the case to court was more than unhappy with the final verdict, according to local newspaper Il Gazzettino. The 50-year-old father, Nicola Toso, was accused of failing to make his monthly child support payments, when showing up with pizza instead of payments. His ex-wife eventually had enough of seeing ham and mushroom toppings and took Toso to court in the city of...
  • The Divorce Revolution Has Bred An Army Of Woman Haters

    05/20/2016 7:34:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 359 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 19, 2016 | W. Bradford Wilcox
    Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine I’d earn the ire of a character named Turd Flinging Monkey, the nom de plume of a popular online activist. A leader in the Men Going Their Own Way (MGTOW) movement, which encourages men to avoid romantic relationships with women, Monkey did not take kindly to my new Prager University video talking up the benefits of marriage for men. In the video, I noted, among other things, that married men work harder (about 400 more hours), smarter (they’re less likely to quit without having found another job), and more successfully (they make...
  • Saudi groom reportedly files for divorce after bride won't get off her cell phone

    05/17/2016 1:58:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 17, 2016
    A groom in Saudi Arabia filed for divorce minutes after his wedding when his bride refused to put down her cell phone and pay attention to him, local media reported Tuesday. The couple retired to a hotel room following the ceremony, where a relative said the unnamed woman rebuffed the man’s intimate advances. The bride said she wanted to respond to her friends’ texts and other messages congratulating them on their wedding, according to Gulf News. “The groom asked her to delay the messages, but she refused and became angry,” the relative added. “When he asked her if her friends...
  • Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne reportedly calling it quits after more than 33 years

    05/08/2016 7:07:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/08/2016
    Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne are going their separate ways. A source close to the Osbournes tells ET that the 67-year-old rock legend and the 63-year-old "The Talk" co-host are ending their marriage after more than 33 years. The estranged couple, who wed on July 4, 1982, share three children together: Aimee, 32, Kelly, 31, and Jack, 30. Sharon first met Ozzy in the 1970s when his band, Black Sabbath, was rising to fame and later became his manager. In 2013, Sharon emphatically denied divorce rumors during a taping of "The Talk," but confirmed Ozzy's sobriety struggles at the time. "He's...
  • Bai Macfarlane, divorced 2005, on Live Radio Thurs 5 pm Eastern

    04/20/2016 8:26:53 PM PDT · by Bai Macfarlane · 4 replies
    Mary's Advocates ^ | April 20, 2016 | Bai Macfarlane
    Drew Mariani - Relevant Radio, Thursday 5 pm Eastern I'm scheduled for interview live with Drew Mariani at 5 pm Eastern tomorrow, Thursday, April 21. We'll be talking about Mary's Advocates efforts to ask the Church to work to prevent divorce from happening in the first place. The Catechism and the Code of Canon Law are my primary resources. Pope Francis' exhortation on the family, Amortia Leatitia, helps too. If you have a question or can share your own experience (good or bad) about the Church helping to keep a marriage together, give us a call (1-877-766-3777). See list of...
  • Pope insists conscience, not rules, must lead faithful

    04/08/2016 5:58:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 8, 2016 8:07 AM EDT | Nicole Winfield and Rachel Zoll
    Pope Francis said Friday that Catholics should look to their own consciences more than Vatican rules to negotiate the complexities of sex, marriage and family life, demanding the church shift its emphasis from doctrine to mercy in confronting some of the thorniest issues facing the faithful. In a major church document entitled “The Joy of Love,” Francis made no explicit change in church doctrine and upheld church teaching on the lifelong bond of marriage between a man and a woman. But in selectively citing his predecessors and emphasizing his own teachings in strategically placed footnotes, Francis made innovative openings in...
  • AUDIO: Alabama Governor Bentley’s romantic conversation with mistress

    03/23/2016 10:04:53 PM PDT · by boycott · 77 replies
    yellowhammernews.com ^ | March 23, 2016 | Cliff Sims
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A clip of the audio recordings revealing Alabama Governor Robert Bentley’s illicit affair with a staffer has now surfaced online. Yellowhammer was given exclusive access to the content of audio recordings captured by Dianne Bentley, Governor Bentley’s ex-wife, during which Governor Bentley makes sexual advances on and recalls sexual encounters with Rebekah Mason, his former communications director who has since become his most senior external advisor. Mrs. Mason’s husband, Jon, also serves in the Bentley administration as Director of Serve Alabama, the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Volunteer Service. ...
  • Pope Francis changes remarriage rules! (For heads of state)

    03/03/2016 2:15:38 PM PST · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | March 2, 2016 | David Gibson
    There is intense anticipation in the Catholic Church -- and no small amount of anxiety for traditionalists -- over what Pope Francis will say about Communion for divorced and remarried Catholics in a key document expected in the coming weeks. But Francis has already made an intriguing change in this area, albeit one that only concerns the Vatican's arcane diplomatic protocol and a very, very select group: Catholic heads of state. As longtime Vatican-watcher Andrea Tornielli reports, the pontiff has altered the long-standing Vatican custom that if a Catholic president or prime minister (or dictator) who is divorced and remarried...
  • Study: No Consent Divorces Favor Women

    02/23/2016 7:35:26 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    Chateau Heartiste ^ | February 23, 2016 | CH
    Courtesy of reader BK, a link to an economic analysis of woman-coddling divorce laws.
  • Help! The state is taking my land, without compensation

    01/21/2016 1:19:27 PM PST · by krogers58 · 49 replies
    self | 1/21/16 | self
    I have just recently been summoned to court for an emergency hearing in my divorce case. My wife's attorney has told the court, that I am intending to file bankruptcy, which is not the case, and they are seeking to have me quitclaim the deed to them, based on several threats in negotiations. I am not, and will not file, but they seem to have convinced the judge to make me quitclaim my lawful property, and to not receive any compensation, based on heresay evidence. I need serious legal advice, from some lawyers in NH law. I cannot believe this...
  • A Canonical Bum's Rush on Holy Matrimony

    12/22/2015 7:23:14 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 3 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | 12/21/15 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    In the rescript Pope Francis has issued "regarding the implementation of the recent reforms to the Church's marriage law," there is a provision whose immense significance has not been lost on canon law experts. Here it is: "No recourse is allowed before the Roman Rota for a Nova Causae Propositio (N.C.P.), after one of the parties has contracted a new canonical marriage, unless the injustice of the decision is manifestly established." What this means in simple terms is that if one party to marriage obtains a quickie annulment at the diocesan level, the party opposing the annulment cannot even introduce...
  • Sharia Court Told Woman To Divorce Husband, Have Sex With Another Man And Wait...

    12/14/2015 5:47:05 AM PST · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 12/14/15 | Nick Hallett
    A judge in a British Sharia court told a married couple the wife must divorce the husband, have sex with a different man and wait three menstrual cycles before marrying the husband again in order to validate the marriage, it has been claimed.In her report on the growing number of Sharia courts in the UK, Dutch academic Machteld Zee, says judges are enforcing harsh rules on women who want to divorce abusive and neglectful husbands, and accuses them of allowing fundamentalists to enforce their ideology.Breitbart London wrote about her initial findings earlier this month, but now new detail has come...
  • 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 solarmovies.com 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...