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  • What To Expect When You Are Expecting (Synodal Disaster)

    09/15/2014 2:00:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    Creative Minority Reporta ^ | September 15, 2014 | Patrick Archbold
    We are now just weeks aways from the commencement of the Synod on the Family. Due to the words of a Cardinal Kasper earlier this year during a speech in preparation for the synod, and the praise it received from the Pope, many have begun to suspect that the Synod on the Family will introduce novelties that will contradict the Church's (and Jesus') clear teaching on the indissolubility of marriage. Some even think that such an event could provoke a schism. I want to go on record that I do not expect that. Actually, what I expect is that the...
  • ‘The Roosevelts’: Once you finish all 14 hours, you’re sorry to see them go

    09/13/2014 8:10:16 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 100 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9-12-14 | Hank Stuever
    Let’s start with the end. When it’s over — when you make it through the marathon that is Ken Burns’s beautiful, seven-part documentary “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” which begins Sunday night on PBS — you may find yourself with a lingering, nebulous grief. You’re sorry it’s over. You’re sorry they’re over. You’re sorry a certain expression of American ideals is, or often appears to be, completely over. My study habits haven’t improved since college; like an idiot, I put off watching all 14 hours of “The Roosevelts” until I absolutely had to watch them on a deadline binge this...
  • Minnesota Vikings Running Back Adrian Peterson Indicted on Child Abuse Charge (switched his child)

    09/12/2014 7:42:44 PM PDT · by xzins · 304 replies
    NBC 4 ^ | Sep 12, 2014 | Sam Schulz
    An arrest warrant was issued Friday in Texas for Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson after he was indicted on a child abuse charge for using a branch to spank his son. He won't play in Sunday's game against the New England Patriots. The Vikings said they had deactivated Peterson for Sunday's game Friday evening, just after his lawyer and the Montgomery County sheriff's office confirmed he was Read Adrian Peterson's lawyer Rusty Hardin's statement in full below: Adrian Peterson has been informed that he was indicted by a grand jury in Montgomery County, Texas for Injury to a...
  • Time To Admit It: The Church Has Always Been Right On Birth Control

    09/04/2014 10:35:55 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 38 replies
    http://www.businessinsider.com ^ | February 8, 2012 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    Painting the Catholic Church as "out of touch" is like shooting fish in a barrel, what with the funny hats and gilded churches. And nothing makes it easier than the Church's stance against contraception. Many people, (including our editor) are wondering why the Catholic Church doesn't just ditch this requirement. They note that most Catholics ignore it, and that most everyone else finds it divisive, or "out-dated." C'mon! It's the 21st century, they say! Don't they SEE that it's STUPID, they scream. Here's the thing, though: the Catholic Church is the world's biggest and oldest organization. It has buried all...
  • Three-Parent Babies: They Already Exist

    08/26/2014 11:15:22 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    onepeterfive ^ | August 26, 2014 | STEVE SKOJEC
    Back in March, I wrote a piece for CatholicVote about FDA evaluation of a process that would create multi-parent embryos: Things like this always begin for such seemingly noble scientific reasons, don’t they? But they rarely stop there. And of course in addition to creating tri-parent offspring, which creates ethical and genealogical nightmares in its own right, virtually every instance of embryonic modification involves a slew of violations of the moral law, from in-vitro fertilization to the destruction of fertilized human embryos — human life — deemed imperfect or unnecessary to achieve the desired outcome. This morning, I read...
  • Culture Challenge of the Week: Parent....or Friend?

    09/05/2014 5:15:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 5, 2014 | Rebecca Hagelin
    As my daughter, Kristin, and I recently browsed through my last book, 30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family, we came across a chapter entitled, Vow To Be The Parent (Not Your Child’s Best Friend). I had to laugh to myself because Kristin—my third and youngest child—is now 22 and married, and I know my days of "active parenting" are more or less over. She is now first and foremost a friend. As long as there is breath in me I will be her mother - ready to provide counsel and advice as I am invited to share...
  • Discarded Children Still Bring in Subsidy Checks for the Adoptive Parents Who Tossed Them Aside

    09/02/2014 12:03:54 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, September 2, 2014 | Nick Nehamas
    Hundreds of adoptive parents in New York City who've sent their children to live elsewhere continue to get monthly government subsidies of up to $1,700 per child. They can continue receiving the checks until the child turns 21 years old.They gave up on their “hard-to-place" adopted kids — but not on the government check intended for the discarded kids’ care. Hundreds of adoptive parents across the five boroughs who've sent their children to live elsewhere are continuing to pull in monthly checks of up to $1,700 per child while the city, state and feds look the other way, the Daily...
  • Back to School - 2014

    09/01/2014 8:32:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 1, 2014 | Rich Galen
    The children of America have gone back to school. And, in nearly every household, there is at least one person who is standing over the kitchen sink in tears, wondering where the years have gone. I understand. Every year at this time, I remember a wonderful essay I heard on NPR the summer before The Lad first went to college. A woman talked about the day she sent her daughter to kindergarten for her first day of school. "My husband told me not to cry," she wrote, "because tomorrow she would still be in kindergarten." "But, he was wrong," the...
  • On the Death of My Father

    08/26/2014 5:14:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2014 | Dennis Prager
    My father, Max Prager, died last week. Here are some thoughts on the death of a parent. 1. Longevity Parents who live long are very lucky. Not only for their longevity, and not only because they get to see their children grow into adulthood, and not only because they may see grandchildren, but for all those extra years to reconcile with their children. Had my father died when I was a teenager, we would not have had the decades since then to get closer. 2. Age at death My father was born on July 18, 1918 and died on August...
  • Schlafly: Faulty Ideas About Marriage

    08/19/2014 11:10:06 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 19, 2014 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Political junkies will remember how former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels was being groomed to run for president in 2012 before he made his foolish statement that the next president should "call a truce on the so-called social issues." Americans do not want a leader who is unable or unwilling to articulate and lead on important social issues. Four years after the Daniels misstep, many have failed to learn that lesson. The New York Times has proclaimed the "libertarian moment" has arrived, by which they seem to mean libertarian ideas about marriage and the family. We hear people say the libertarian...
  • Unwed Celebrity Mom Does Breastfeeding Pictorial

    08/17/2014 7:30:28 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 43 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | August 17, 2014 | JP
    Actress Olivia Wilde is featured on the cover of the September issue of Glamour magazine. Inside the glossy is an article in which Wilde talks about what life is like for her “being a working mom.” An article featuring the vacuous ramblings of the newby mom (“I wasn’t going to sacrifice myself because I was becoming a mother,” she told her interviewer) would be unworthy of comment here were it not for the pictorial that accompanied the article. Or, more specifically, the photo of Wilde sitting in the booth of some Hollywood diner, glammed up in a Roberto Cavalli dress,...
  • Phyllis Schlafly Turns 90 Today

    08/15/2014 10:49:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 15, 2014 | Jeff Lipkes
    Very few individuals who were not politicians or generals have had a major impact on American political history. Phyllis Schlafly is one of the exceptions. Twice. In 1964, she helped launch the grass-roots conservative movement that flourishes today, transformed by the internet, and in 1972 she inaugurated what came to be called “social conservatism.” More than any other individual, she was responsible for the nomination of Barry Goldwater, and thus, indirectly, Ronald Reagan. And virtually single-handedly, she defeated the so-called Equal Rights Amendment. Schlafly was born 90 years ago today in St. Louis, the daughter of John and Odile Stewart....
  • Saudi Confirms He Took Sons to Syria to Fight

    08/12/2014 2:19:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, August 12, 2014
    Man sends photo to ex-wife saying: ‘Consider your sons as birds in paradise’A Saudi father has confirmed his ex-wife’s accusations that he had smuggled his two little sons to join the war in Syria by sending her a picture of them with their weapons and telling her consider them as “birds in paradise”. The picture, published in Ajel and other Saudi newspapers, showed the bearded man hugging his two sons, aged 10 and 11 years, as they clutched their guns and holding up their finger, indicating they have joined the infamous militant Daesh group. The picture showed one the two...
  • The Breakdown of Family and the Degradation of Society

    08/10/2014 4:40:35 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/10/14 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Family must now exist, function in a country that is no longer a constitutional republic but a crony system of third world banana republic corruption with 100 million Americans unemployed or on the dole I was surprised by the statement made by former Florida governor Jeb Bush at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority conference in 2013. “Immigrants create far more businesses than native-born Americans. Immigrants are more fertile, and they love families, and they have more intact families, and they bring a younger population. Immigrants create an engine of economic prosperity.” (Aaron Blake, Jeb Bush: U.S. Economy...
  • Mom's Fine

    08/07/2014 4:56:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 7, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    August has been a challenging month for my family the last few years. Two years ago, while my children, Maggie and Robert, and I were visiting my sister, Kathy, and her husband, Paul, in Key Biscayne, Florida, our mother ended up in the hospital in critical condition. While she recovered temporarily, she ultimately suffered a stroke right when school started in the fall of 2012. She spent the next year in a nursing home close to our home in Atlanta. Our whole family visited frequently -- Kathy, Paul, my husband, Jimmy, Maggie, Robert and even our two dogs, Midnight and...
  • ABC40 Investigates: The Pit Bull Debate

    07/31/2014 2:32:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    WGGB ^ | July 30th, 2014
    It’s no stretch to say pit bulls, seemingly more so than any other dogs, are as polarizing as they are popular. Just mentioning them on the news is enough to elicit a strong response from supporters and detractors. But are they truly a dangerous breed as some suggest… or a safe family pet that’s often misunderstood? It’s estimated pit bulls only make up about 6% of the entire dog population here in the US. But last year, despite being regulated in more than 700 US cities – pit bulls were responsible for more bite-related fatalities than any other breed Locally,...
  • A Magical Tale of a Boy, a Bible and a Gun in Texas

    07/25/2014 11:47:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 25, 2014 | Suzanne Fields
    Social conservatives feel betrayed by the popular culture, and why not? If Hollywood depicts someone with a gun or a Bible, he's a figure of ridicule, entitled to say with Rodney Dangerfield: "I don't get no respect." (But Rodney's was an act, and he got paid for it.) The coastal "sophisticates" mock the rubes, as in an episode on "True Blood," the HBO series with werewolves, vampires and theocratic bloodsuckers, which depicts two rich Republican stereotypes at a Ted Cruz fundraiser at the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas where a massacre follows. What fun. Relief is at hand....
  • Mississippi governor refuses to house illegal immigrants

    07/24/2014 8:04:03 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    WREG ^ | Dennis Turner
    The flood of children coming into the U.S. in the last several months is making national headlines. Nearly 60,000 unaccompanied children entered the U.S. illegally in the past year, most of them from Central America. Several states remain under consideration to house many of them, including Mississippi. (SNIP) He wrote President Obama about it, and explained “We simply do not have the resources, the location in which to house children who come here and do not speak our language, have no relatives in Mississippi.” Congressman Bennie Thompson also wrote the president, saying Bryant doesn’t speak for all Mississippians.
  • Culture Challenge of the Week: No Time for the Family?

    07/24/2014 4:42:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2014 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Do you know your family? You may think that’s a silly question. “Of course we know each other,” many parents would reply. “We live under the same roof. We see each other daily. We go on vacations together. How could we not know each other?” Yet, in an important sense, many parents and their children are almost strangers. The time many families spend together is crammed with wall-to-wall activities. Mothers and fathers ferry their kids feverishly about—a play date here, a practice there, not a moment to spare—tethered by cell phones and sustained by meals on the run. You can’t...
  • Man’s Dream of Fourth Wife Soiled by Pakistan Army Assaults

    07/21/2014 3:53:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Gulf News ^ | 18 July 17, 2014
    Pakistan’s ongoing military operation may be making headway in clearing militant hideouts, but it has shattered the dream of one father of 36 children — to take a fourth wife. Gulzar Khan is one of hundreds of thousands of people who have fled the North Waziristan tribal area since the army moved in to clear longstanding bases of Taliban and other militants. Escaping the military advance meant leaving the 35-room house he shares in the North Waziristan village of Shawa with around 100 family members, including wives, children and grandchildren. The 54-year-old grumbled that paying to transport his brood used...
  • Human rights court: Europe cannot be forced to redefine marriage

    07/18/2014 11:17:17 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 13 replies
    http://www.catholicnewsagency.com ^ | July 18, 2014 | Adelaide Mena
    Strasbourg, France, Jul 18, 2014 / 02:56 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The European Court of Human Rights ruled that the refusal to recognize same-sex “marriages” does not violate the European Convention on Human Rights. In a July 16 ruling, the human rights court explained that while “some Contracting States have extended marriage to same-sex partners,” European laws establishing the right of men and women to freely marry “cannot be construed as imposing an obligation on the Contracting States to grant access to marriage to same-sex couples.” The applicant to the high European human rights court brought his petition after Finland refused...
  • BIG UPDATE— Baptist Child and Family Services Withdraws Bid for Palm Aire Resort (Video)

    07/16/2014 9:45:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/16/14 | Jim Hoft
    The beautiful Palm Aire resort and hotel has an indoor Olympic sized pool and an outdoor pool.  Free Wi-Fi and cable TV are included in the simply decorated guest rooms.The Palm Aire Hotel and Suites is set to be sold to Baptist Child & Family Services (BCFS) operating under a federal contract, pending local government approval, according to reports from Weslaco, Texas where the hotel is located. Weslaco is a few miles north of the Rio Grande in Hidalgo County.The resort hotel for illegal alien children is reportedly the ‘first in the nation’.Now this…Due to backlash the charity received after...
  • Foul-Mouthed Tinley Park Man Arrested For Cursing at His Kids & a New Mom: Illinois

    07/16/2014 7:16:26 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 21 replies
    Patch - News ^ | July 16, 2014
    <p>A foul-mouthed Tinley Park man cursed out his children and threatened to lock them in a "hot truck" if they didn't "shut up," then unleashed a stream of profanity at a woman who objected to his language, police said.</p> <p>The man, 33-year-old Mark Pawlak of 17411 Carlyle Court, was carted off by the Orland Park cops and charged with disorderly conduct for his allegedly offensive behavior.</p>
  • Betty Crocker joins push for gay redefinition of ‘family’

    07/15/2014 1:09:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 47 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 15, 2014 | Dustin Siggins
    Famed homemaking company Betty Crocker once promoted couples making up over a cake. Now, the 90-year old company says it is adjusting to the times by promoting all relationships -- including homosexual couples and cohabitating couples -- as equal to married couples with children. The change in Betty Crocker's focus became well known in August 2013, when the company – a subsidiary of General Mills, which supports same-sex "marriage” -- released a video promoting same-sex couples. At the same time, it provided cakes to homosexual couples who "married" in Minnesota after the ceremony was allowed. Last month, Betty Crocker...
  • Charles (Chuck) Norris Had the Answers

    07/15/2014 4:15:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 15, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    I discovered someone this week who embodied the practices that I believe would restore our republic to its former heights of glory. He's not a politician -- no surprise there. He's not a television pundit. He hasn't written a book. He's not a household name. He wasn't a war hero, but he did serve in the U.S. military and was a culture and community warrior who bore a few classic American characteristics that our country needs now more than ever. Charles H. (Chuck) Norris, 88, of rural Mason City, Iowa, was born July 23, 1925 -- just four years after...
  • Arnold, Maryland

    07/05/2014 4:58:51 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 68 replies
    Neighborhood.com ^ | 5 July 2014 | napscoordinator
    Everyone bashes Maryland so I wanted to show folks where I live in Maryland and PROVE that it is NOT a communist state. Read every word before you call me a liar.....lol. Arnold is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 23,106 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Arnold is the 47th largest community in Maryland. Housing costs in Arnold are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don’t compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in...
  • Please help! Trying to quit alcohol but facing challenges from family.

    07/04/2014 9:02:19 PM PDT · by proud American in Canada · 158 replies
    myself | July Fourth, 2014 | myself
    Hi all, I never, NEVER, thought I'd post this here. But at this point, I have no one to turn to. I'm a 51 year-old housewife/reporter and photographer who tries to make money doing proofreading, editing, writing,taking pictures, and oh, yes, selling ads for a phone book belonging to a dear friend of mine who was on Gatineau's city council (that's how I met him; we broke a lot of stories here). I need to make a profile on FR; it would save a lot of time. :) Long story short. I grew up in Des Plaines, IL, met my...
  • Orphan Davion Only who became famous is thrown out by adoptive parents

    07/04/2014 6:37:08 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 July 2014 | By Associated Press
    The orphaned Florida teen whose impassioned plea for a family to 'love him forever' prompted an outpouring of sympathy from around the country has been removed from his foster home following a physical altercation with another child and the father. After 16 years of floundering in foster care, after taking the pulpit at a St. Petersburg church last September asking someone - anyone - to adopt him, after his story was shared around the world and 10,000 people offered to help or take him home, Davion Only moved to Ohio in March to live with the parents who had promised...
  • Help immigrants reject liberal ideas

    07/01/2014 3:52:46 PM PDT · by Fester Chugabrew · 37 replies
    The Elkhart Truth: People's Forum ^ | July 1, 2014 | Rev. David A. Seyboldt
    The recent influx of people from other lands has many citizens and politicians up in arms. Some consider it to be a planned invasion of dependents intent on becoming a huge Democratic voting bloc. Others see it as an opportunity to employ cheap labor for a hefty profit. Still others see it as a direct threat to the American way of life. The first thing we should consider is that they are people. They are not things. For that reason, whether they are admitted as voting citizens or not, they should receive the basic needs of food and shelter, along...
  • Can't go home? Will try.

    06/24/2014 2:36:20 AM PDT · by Racehorse · 32 replies
    Racehorse
    My next youngest among five brothers died, like our grandfather and father, from combinations of strokes and cancer. Will be traveling from Texas with wife, son, and grandchildren to place ashes into the New River from the banks of the Virginia family farm. Like we did for our father. I want grandkids to know from whence they came. If given due respect, would like to post narrative of the journey here.
  • Save the American economy. Have a baby. Make it three.

    06/23/2014 9:38:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Week ^ | June 23, 2014 | James Pethokoukis
    I know it sounds creepy to suggest that Uncle Sam ought to bribe women to have more babies. It has the whiff of something that chest-baring ultra-nationalist Vladimir Putin would do. More future patriots from Russian mothers for Mother Russia! Most Americans would probably say nosy technocrats have no business trying to engineer some socially desirable family size, either bigger or smaller. And they would be right. But what if Washington has already inadvertently instituted its own version of China's awful one-child policy? After all, American families are having fewer children than they want. Surveys show a steady, four-decade preference...
  • Mom Loses Son's Custody For Not Speaking Arabic

    06/21/2014 11:07:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, June 21, 2014
    The court also ruled that the boy should live with his two sistersThe UAE’s top court stripped a non-Arab mother off her son’s custody and ordered her to hand over the eight-year-old boy to his Arab father to be with his sisters because she cannot speak Arabic, a newspaper reported on Saturday. The mother, who was divorced a year ago, had first lost the custody for her son at a Court of First Instance before an appeals court ruled for her. The father then appealed the verdict with the Federal Supreme Court (FSC), the highest judicial authority in the UAE....
  • The President and Michelle Obama on Work, Family, and Juggling It All

    06/20/2014 1:32:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Parade Magazine ^ | June 20, 2014 | Staff
    This week, America’s foreign policy is dominating the headlines, but it’s the White House’s second-term domestic agenda that’s the focus of our Parade cover story. On Monday, June 23, the President and Mrs. Obama will host a Working Families summit in Washington, D.C. to discuss the need for affordable childcare and paid family leave, raising minimum wage, and achieving equal pay for all. In an interview conducted by Parade Editor-in-Chief Maggie Murphy and contributing writer Lynn Sherr on May 20, the Obamas opened up about their personal connection to these issues and what they hope to accomplish during their remaining...
  • Which Women Make Better Wives - Low IQ or High IQ Women?

    06/20/2014 7:38:55 AM PDT · by pinochet · 154 replies
    I know that this topic is very controversial. Conservatives have always complained about radical feminism, and such radical feminists are over-represented among women with graduate degrees. Are women without college degrees better than women with graduate degrees, when it comes to fulfilling the job of wife and mother?
  • ‘Klinghoffer’ Composer Responds to Met’s Decision

    06/20/2014 2:03:54 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6-18-14 | Michael Cooper
    John Adams said he learned that the Metropolitan Opera was scrapping plans to transmit his opera “The Death of Klinghoffer” to movie theaters around the world when the Met’s general manager, Peter Gelb, told him on Sunday by telephone that he had gotten “unimaginable pressure” from some Jewish groups that oppose the work. “I asked Peter if, before summarily canceling this, he would open it up to some kind of a public dialogue,” Mr. Adams recalled on Tuesday, in his first interview since the Met announced that it was dropping the opera, scheduled to appear this fall on its popular...
  • Slovakia enshrines true marriage in nation’s Constitution

    06/16/2014 9:21:17 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6-16-14 | Hilary White
    Parliamentarians in Slovakia enshrined marriage as a “unique bond between a man and a woman” in the country’s Constitution May 4, with 102 National Council members backing the amendment, 18 opposing it, and three abstentions. The amendment was brought to the National Council by the Christian Democrats, and supported by the government, despite the latter being led by the socialist SMER party. A government spokesman told a press conference that the proposal simply upholds the existing situation. “The marriage amendment will not bring about any drastic changes, it only seals in the constitution what is already defined by law,” said...
  • Hubby Gets Ban on 'Indecent' Sister-in-Law Visiting Ex-Wife

    06/11/2014 1:33:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, June 11, 2014
    Abu Dhabi Court has issued a verdict in favour of a person who had asked the court to prevent his ex-wife’s sister from visiting his children after the former was sentenced and in an ‘indecent’ case, reported Emarat Al Youm. The man requested that the woman be banned from visiting his children, who lives with his ex-wife. The court said that the father is the legal guardian of his children and he has the right to care for them. Earlier, he had filed a case in Court of Khorfakkan requesting that the family of his ex-wife be prevented from visiting...
  • You Can’t Fix the Collapse of the Family with “Programs”

    06/11/2014 8:34:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 06/11/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    David Brooks makes a good point and then a bad point in his take on the so-called reform conservative agenda. Today, millions of Americans are behaving in ways that make no economic sense: dropping out of school, having children out of wedlock. They do so because the social guardrails that used to guide behavior have dissolved. Giving people in these circumstances tax credits is not going to lead to long-term thinking. Putting more risk into vulnerable peopleÂ’s lives may not make them happier.The nanny state may have drained civil society, but simply removing the nanny state will not restore it....
  • While we're redefining gender and marriage, why not redefine everything else?

    06/09/2014 4:36:41 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 10 replies
    The Thanks Project ^ | 6/8/14 | Steve Berman
    Today I read an article where the author suggests that we come up with another word for “marriage” because the one we’re using has been redefined by the courts and the liberals away from what is originally meant. While we’re at it, let’s come up with another word for “coffee table” since we don’t use them for coffee, and frequently they become footrests.  Or a new word for “money” because our government seems to talk about it like they have it, but they don’t.  There’s always a whole bunch of new words for “automobile”, like “SUV” and “crossover” and...
  • SHOCKER!! Men and Women have Different Views on Marriage!!

    06/05/2014 6:29:53 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 56 replies
    Psychology Today ^ | 6/4/2014 | Vikki Stark
    Do you remember what it was like when you were twelve? If you’re female and were like many girls, your friends were everything to you. You talked on the phone for hours, chatting passionately about who sat next to whom in the lunchroom, whether you liked Joanne’s new haircut, or making detailed plans about who to invite to your birthday party. You likely also spent a bunch of time planning your life – what your wedding would be like, what kind of dress you would wear, what kind of house you wanted, how many kids you were going to have...
  • Is this Britain's most ideal family? Mother, father and 3 children appear in scores of adverts

    05/30/2014 4:14:30 PM PDT · by equalator · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5-29-2014 | Katy Winter
    Meet the Rowleys, a genetically blessed family where mother, father and all three childen all share model looks. And they're making the most of their attractiveness: the family, from Warwick, have appeared in hundreds of adverts - including campaigns for Mothercare, Next, Argos, Aldi, Umbro and Centre Parks - getting paid up to Ł1000 a day to pose for pictures. Father Anthony, 33, mother Kimberley, 31, and children Tilly, five, Maisie, three, and Henry, 18 months, are an advertiser's dream - and collectively they make thousands upon thousands of pounds a year from their photogenic looks.
  • Obama Urges Substitute Fathers Instead Of Intact Families

    05/30/2014 2:51:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 30, 2014 | Neil Munro, White House Correspondent
    President Barack Obama’s new report on fatherless kids doesn’t include a single mention of the words “marriage” or “married.” The report admits that fatherlessness almost doubles the failure rate among African-American and Latino kids, yet it calls for government to arrange substitute fathers for huge numbers of fatherless boys and girls instead of binding fathers to their kids via marriage. “The President is calling on Americans interested in getting involved in My Brother’s Keeper to sign up as long-term mentors to young people,” according to the White House press statement that accompanies the report, which is titled “Opportunity for All:...
  • Cardinal hopes synod will find new ways to share teaching on family (shocked by responses)

    05/20/2014 1:55:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    cns ^ | May 19, 2014 | Dennis Sadowski
    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Initial reviews of responses from around the world on questionnaires about church teaching on the family in advance of this fall's extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family show that the teaching is misunderstood, said a cardinal who will run one the synod's sessions. Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila, Philippines, told Catholic News Service he found the responses "shocking, if I am allowed to use that word." Cardinal Tagle (CNS/Tyler Orsburn) "Shocking because almost in all parts of the world, the questionnaires indicated that the teaching of the church regarding family life is not clearly understood...
  • Who Owns Our Kids Anyway?

    05/20/2014 2:31:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 20, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    On Valentine's Day 2013, the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families took into emergency custody then-14-year-old Justina Pelletier because the doctors at Tufts Medical Center and doctors at Boston Children's Hospital collided over the diagnosis of her rare medical condition. But when medical egos and battles lead to a child's being torn from her parents by judges ruling on dubious grounds, isn't it time to confess that something is seriously askew in society and even under the stethoscope? Fox News recently summarized the 15-month custody catastrophe by explaining that Tufts was originally treating Justina for a rare mitochondrial disease affecting...
  • Exclusive: We'll never give her back! Biological family of 9-year-old girl ripped from foster parent

    05/16/2014 10:18:00 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 56 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16 May 2014 | By Will Payne and Sara Malm
    "The biological family of a little girl taken from her foster parents and returned to her jailbird father have branded her adoptive mom and dad, ‘selfish’ for fighting to get her back and vowed never to give her up again. Sonya, aged nine, had been in the care of Kim and David Hodgin, from Dickson, Tennessee for more than seven years, but she was recently handed over to ex-con John McCaul in Omaha, Nebraska. The Hodgin family have released a heart-breaking phone conversation, revealing Sonya’s desperate pleas, begging to be reunited with them."
  • White family stalked, pummeled by black mob

    05/15/2014 11:10:26 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 57 replies
    WND ^ | 5/15/2014 | WND
    A family of eight, “just enjoying their Mother’s Day weekend in Savannah,” were savagely attacked by an unknown number of blacks in the Georgia city, that left several family members injured, including a 6-year-old girl who was “punched in the stomach.” A report from WTOC-TV said the attack on eight members of a family visiting from Atlanta happened in downtown Savannah on Saturday night.
  • 10 Ways That Birth Order Affects Your Life

    05/09/2014 12:33:32 PM PDT · by blam · 30 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 5-9-2014 | Tyler Durden
    10 Ways That Birth Order Affects Your Life Tyler Durden05/09/2014 15:16 -0400Zero Hedge Where you exist in your family’s birth order can profoundly inform your path in life, whether because of genetics or simply the way that family members tend to treat firstborns vs. middle children vs. youngest children. Psychologists have been debating the “Why?” since the 1800s, but, as ConvergEx's Nick Colas notes, the outcome is certain regardless of the cause – the effects of birth order last for a lifetime... For example, firstborn kids are often rules-following and do better in society, while younger children tend to be...
  • New Spanish Law Would Require Children To Do Household Chores

    05/09/2014 12:23:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | May 08, 2014
    Well, this is a law every grown-up in the world may be willing to back. The Spanish parliament is considering a law requiring children to do their chores. The measure is part of a larger Child Protection Bill in Spain, and if it gets passed, children under 18 will be legally bound to do housework “in accordance with their age and regardless of their gender.” And it doesn’t stop there. Under the law, children in Spain will also have to “respect their teachers and fellow students,” “participate in family life” and “respect their parents and siblings.” …
  • WATCH: Was This The Biggest ‘Family Feud’ EPIC FAIL Ever? (Video)

    05/07/2014 7:30:24 PM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 11 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 05-07-2014 | TRN
    The Sass family only needed 18 points for Family Feud triumph last night.But the final result was so shocking, Steve Harvey's mustache nearly fell off.Tim, the family's patriarch, delivered a spectacular Fast Money round performance, scoring 182 out of the 200 points needed to win. So when Anna stepped up to the speed-round plate, it seemed like a victory was in the bag.WATCH:
  • Irreplaceable: A Movie Review

    05/07/2014 12:57:58 PM PDT · by jobim · 12 replies
    The film follows Tim Sisarich, the Executive Director of Focus on the Family New Zealand, as he goes on a worldwide quest to find out what’s wrong with the family. He starts his quest at the beginning, the foundation of what family really is and what it means to society. snip After finding out why family is so vital to a nation, Sisarich then decided to see why the family has become so devalued. So he looked at four issues affecting families today. The devaluation of sex. The devaluation of marriage. The devaluation of parenthood. The devaluation of children. Each...