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  • 40 Percent Of Kids Now Born To Single Moms—Up 700 Percent Since 1960

    01/16/2018 1:02:58 PM PST · by Thalean · 82 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | Jan 16, 2017 | Dylan Scott
    "A recent report from the Social Capital Project reveals that the American family is disintegrating, fast. Fully 40 percent of mothers are currently unmarried. This is bad news, because good families depend on good marriages. Marriage is the moral glue that binds them. It’s the stabilizing agent. There’s a reason that children from married couples do better in school, and are less likely to end up in jail as compared to children of unmarried mothers, known as “fragile families."
  • Where Are You from? A Reflection on Recent Tensions over Immigration, Race, and Ethnicity

    01/15/2018 7:38:02 AM PST · by Salvation · 23 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-14-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Where Are You from? A Reflection on Recent Tensions over Immigration, Race, and Ethnicity Msgr. Charles Pope • January 14, 2018 • A priest friend of mine who immigrated to this country from Jordan back in the 1970s is often asked, “Where are you from?” He humorously answers, “I am from my mother’s womb.”True enough! There is an even more fundamental answer, rooted in Scripture, which speaks to the origin of every human person: You are from the loving will and heart of God. Before you were ever formed in your mother’s womb, God knew you and thought about...
  • Median Family Net Worth Under 1989 Level: Debt-to-Money Worst Since 62

    01/09/2018 8:07:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Mish Talk : Global Economic Trend Analysis ^ | 01/09/2018 | by Mike Mish Shedlock
    As the stock market soars to new highs, here's some sobering statistics to consider. The stock market is at an all-time high but Americans Owe More, Save Less, and are Poorer Than in Decades. Negative Wealth Percentage On the Rise Net Worth Going Nowhere Sobering Stats A greater share of Americans have more debt than money in the bank than at any point since 1962, according to Deutsche Bank economist Torsten Slok.30.4% of US families have negative net worth despite the recovery in housing and the stock market.Median net worth is below where it was in 1989. But perhaps the...
  • Prayer Request for Multiple Family Members Please.

    01/08/2018 3:12:17 PM PST · by mabarker1 · 36 replies
    E-Mail ^ | 01/08/2018 | Family Member
    From My Uncle via FWD E-Mail Disasterous Holidays Sent: Saturday, January 6, 2018 12:16 AM Some of you may have noticed that I was off the compute for awhile. When I got back on, I was faced with 160 messages to wade through – but I am writing to tell you what has happened on & since Christmas day. On Christmas Day when we were opening gifts, my speech became garbled, and my thinking sort of disappeared, so Peggy came up & took me to the hospital. She was the only local“family member” still functioning. Jeff & Karen & Debbie...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Feast of the Holy Family (Gueranger)

    01/07/2018 4:05:49 AM PST · by CMRosary
    White Greater Double THIS SUNDAY has been chosen by the Church for the celebration of the Feast of the Holy Family; the liturgy of the day, as expressed in the Gospel, harmonizes well with the mystery of the new Feast, for it already carries us forward to the childhood of our Emmanuel and gives us those wonderful words which, after the example of his Blessed Mother, we must ever ponder within our hearts: And he went down with them and came to Nazareth and was subject to them. The Feast of the Holy Family is of recent origin. In...
  • Keep Your Family Close: A New Year's Tale on What Might Have Been

    12/31/2017 12:42:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    American ^ | December 31, 2017 | Susan D. Harris
    Every year at this time, traders at the New York Stock Exchange rededicate themselves to carrying on the 100-plus-year tradition of singing "Wait Till the Sun Shines Nellie." Sung on both Christmas and New Year's Eve, it's a yearly reminder of another story that originated over 100 years ago. The story I have to tell begins with a little wagon – handcrafted in 1913 as a gift by John Henry for his young son Lynn, though his son would never see it. For years it was stowed away, almost hidden, in John Henry's barn. When John Henry was much older,...
  • Christmas & priorities

    12/24/2017 10:04:22 PM PST · by logi_cal869 · 16 replies
    self | 12/24/2017 | self
    I found out this afternoon that the son of a business friend was killed in a car wreck which travelling to see family for the holidays. Safe holiday travels for FReepers and their family & friends. Just one more reason for me to have a different view of the holidays than most, ironically-reinforcing a ritual spanning over 2 decades due to tragedy closer to home long ago.
  • Christmas comes early for proponents of school choice

    12/22/2017 9:46:19 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 23, 2017 | Jackson Richman
    Proponents of school choice are sharing in President Trump’s first major legislative victory, the signing of the Republican tax reform bill on Friday. Under the to-be-updated tax code, thanks to a provision introduced by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas,, parents will be able to use 529 plans, a form of savings account, to pay not only for college, as is currently the case, but also toward expenses for K-12 schooling, including private school tuition. The provision originally included home schooling costs, but was stripped from the final bill after the Senate parliamentarian ruled that part ineligible under budget reconciliation rules —...
  • Yes, You Really Can Pay for Private School With 529 Plans Now

    12/22/2017 5:59:44 AM PST · by GonzoII · 12 replies
    NYT ^ | DEC. 21, 2017 | RON LIEBER
    So it actually happened. Just last month, it was not certain that the Senate would go along with the House of Representatives’ proposal to let families use 529 college savings plans to pay for private school from elementary school onward. In a bill that offered many perks for the wealthy, the 529 provision was a particularly brazen giveaway. After all, it’s mostly wealthier people who can save enough to reap large benefits from the provision, which allows $10,000 in annual tax-free 529 account withdrawals for pre-college students starting in 2018. But it really did happen, and President Trump will soon...
  • Estrangement

    12/16/2017 9:18:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | December 17, 2017 | Bruce Bialosky
    Author's note: This is a column I ran a few years back and I thought was particularly important during this Christmas season to revisit. A friend was visiting who I only see on occasion. After talking about our common interests, he told me he was currently splitting his time between where he lived and where he grew up. That was because his 90-year-old father needed to have a family member nearby. After commending him for doing the right thing in taking care of his aging parent, I asked whether he had any siblings who could help. He stated he had...
  • Religious schools, homeschoolers to get a boost in GOP tax plan, thanks to Ted Cruz and Mike Pence

    12/16/2017 4:12:21 AM PST · by GonzoII · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 26, 2017 | Joseph Lawler
    Parents would get new federal tax breaks for sending their children to private or religious schools or teaching them at home if the final Republican tax overhaul bill becomes law. For that, they can thank Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who offered the original amendment to extend 529 college savings plans to grade school and high school, including costs for homeschooling.
  • Couple adopts seven brothers and sisters who were split up in three separate foster homes

    12/15/2017 4:47:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    KFOR ^ | DECEMBER 15, 2017
    A Florida couple just became a family of nine after adopting seven children - all brothers and sisters and all at once! Sofia and Dashoan Olds said they always knew they might adopt some day, according to Today. The Olds said once they saw a news story about the siblings, it just felt right to adopt. "I like to say I felt like it was a calling. Honestly, when I saw that picture, it was automatic.""There was no question, if they allow us to adopt these children, we will do it," said Sofia. "I like to say I felt like...
  • Here to Help? Congress Thinks Government Bureaucrats Belong In The Home

    12/08/2017 10:39:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | December 8, 2017 | Emmett McGroarty
    We’ve been writing at length about the dangers of the new Paul Ryan/Patty Murray bill, the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act (FEPA), which requires federal agencies to share and analyze Americans’ personal data in the name of “evidence-building.” The theory is that all this new evidence will enable Congress to cut programs that aren’t working and save taxpayers boatloads of money.As luck would have it, such a demonstrably ineffective program is now up for review in Congress – giving Speaker Ryan, Senator Murray, and their comrades-in-arms a golden opportunity to prove that more “evidence” will lead to better policy.The program...
  • Are Parents of Newborn Children Automatically Blessed? No.

    11/26/2017 8:01:55 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 33 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | November 26, 2017 | JP
    The 31-year-old mother of four made an announcement to family and friends on Facebook: She and her husband of four and a half years were expecting a fifth child. “We’re blessed,” wrote she. Most Christ followers believe an automatic blessing awaits mothers- and fathers-to-be, no matter the circumstances under which their newborns are brought into the world. But the Bible does not say that the actions of expectant parents can displease God, yet the arrival of their newborn guarantees the Almighty’s blessing. In fact, it teaches us the opposite – that God does not reward parents-to-be whose actions run contrary...
  • Watch: Anchorage’s world-famous Hillside lynx family has returned

    11/25/2017 6:06:23 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    The Newtons have received thousands of emails and Facebook messages about the lynx, Cathy said. Responding to demand, they started selling calendars, posters, magnets and Christmas ornaments featuring the playful cats. "We did not intend to do these projects. It was all customer demand," said Newton, a part-time mental health counselor. Packaging and shipping the products and responding to questions is like a full-time job, she said. Tim Newton, a semi-retired engineer, said the couple doesn't expect to make money, or certainly not much. They're still paying off up-front costs. But it's been fun talking to people from other continents about lynx and Alaska. So far, he's shipped...
  • Thanksgiving is a Holy-Day; ‘Friendsgving’ is Not

    11/23/2017 12:27:44 PM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 9 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | November 23, 2017 | JP
    A Google search for “family at Thanksgiving” yields disturbing results. An article authored by Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker and posted on Psych Central’s web site offers “10 Tips for Surviving Thanksgiving with the Dysfunctional Family.” Another article, written by TODAY contributor Gail Saltz and posted on the morning show’s site, is headlined “Thanksgiving stress: How to avoid holiday family conflict.” And still another article, keyboarded by writer-at-large Dave Holmes and posted on the magazine’s site, begs the question: “Is Thanksgiving Better With Family or Friends?” Hartwell-Walker advises lining up “some co-conspirators” before the family gathers for Thanksgiving. “Chances are you’re...
  • What's Everyone Cooking Today (Besides Turkey ....)

    11/23/2017 11:44:29 AM PST · by usconservative · 77 replies
    Self ^ | 11/23/2017 | USConservative
    Ok, what's everyone making today? Besides Turkey, I'm making: Spiral Cut Smoked Ham Sweet Potato Casserole Real Mashed Potato's Meat Stuffing in the Turkey Apple Pie (baked yesterday) Pumpkin Pie (baked yesterday) Green Beans Almondine Crescent Rolls Salad Cranberry Sauce
  • David Cassidy, Keith On 'Partridge Family,' Dies At 67

    11/21/2017 7:45:12 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    THV11 CBS ^ | 11/21/17
    <p>The musician and actor, 67, who starred in TV's The Partridge Family (1970 to 1974), has died in Florida after being hospitalized with organ failure, according to a statement sent to USA TODAY by his representative Jo-Ann Geffen.</p> <p>"On behalf of the entire Cassidy family, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, our uncle, and our dear brother, David Cassidy," the statement said. "David died surrounded by those he loved, with joy in his heart and free from the pain that had gripped him for so long. Thank you for the abundance and support you have shown him these many years."</p>
  • [Catholic Caucus] British Bishops Abolish “Father” and “Mother”

    11/14/2017 6:17:02 PM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | November 14, 2017 | Gloria TV
    A British Government education watchdog ordered the Holy Ghost Catholic Primary School in London to remove “mother” and “father” in their admission form in order to please “separated, step and gay parents”. The Bishops’ Catholic Education Service, known for accommodating to gay ideology, is now drafting a new form for its 2,230 Catholic schools. The form will only refer to “the family”. Many schools already use “parent 1” and “parent 2”. The Sunday Times cites an expert who called this decision “profoundly undemocratic, illiberal and a capitulation to a form of politically correct fascism”.
  • Marxist Feminism’s Ruined Lives

    09/03/2014 1:50:56 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 64 replies ^ | 9-2-2014 | Mallory Millett
    “When women go wrong men go right after them.” – Mae West “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy; its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” Winston Churchill wrote this over a century ago. During my junior year in high school, the nuns asked about our plans for after we graduated. When I said I was going to attend State University, I noticed their disappointment. I asked my favorite nun, “Why?” She answered, “That means you’ll leave four years later a communist and an atheist!” What a giggle we girls...