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  • Holy Week Preparation

    04/14/2014 7:48:48 PM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicCulture.org ^ | Apr 09, 2014 | Jennifer Gregory Miller
    Holy Week Preparation By Jennifer Gregory Miller   Apr 09, 2014 Holy Week is one of the busiest weeks of the year for our family. Preparing for Christmas, especially when we have to plan celebrations for both sides of the family and possible travel is also busy, but it never reaches the level of planning as Holy Week. I think the main difference is that we are participating in the liturgy of the Church throughout the whole Triduum, so there is less time at home to “do” things.My father was in the Carmelite seminary in his younger years and...
  • Gay activists aim to shut down Oregon health food store over owners support for true marriage

    04/08/2014 4:17:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 75 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Kirsten Andersen
    PORTLAND, OR, April 8, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) A soon-to-be opened natural foods store in Oregon is in danger of never opening its doors after homosexual activists publicized remarks its Mormon owner made online supporting true marriage and organized a boycott targeting not just the store, but its suppliers. Chauncy Childs had planned to open Moreland Farmers Pantry, an organic, locally-sourced grocery store, in the Sellwood neighborhood of Portland. But because of comments she made under a pseudonym during a discussion on Facebook last year in which she defended true marriage and said business owners should have the right to refuse...
  • 'Gay mafia' attacks Focus on the Family movie

    04/13/2014 2:02:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    WND.com ^ | April 11, 2014 | Drew Zahn
    The Christian organization Focus on the Family is releasing a movie in theaters May 6 called Irreplaceable about the value of traditional families, the importance of fathers being engaged in their childrens lives and the healing power of forgiveness. But apparently to some advocates for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, or LGBT, community, thats a cardinal sin. LGBT advocates have launched an effort to disparage the movie online, petition against it and work to make sure Irreplaceable isnt seen in your local theater. Focus President Jim Daly reports in a blog post that some of the more than 700...
  • Police: Homeowners shoot burglar dead[Multiple Family Members Armed]

    04/07/2014 2:35:29 PM PDT · by VeniVidiVici · 38 replies
    MyFoxOrlando ^ | 4/7/2014 | Aaron Mesmer
    WINTER HAVEN (FOX 13) - A man breaking into a Winter Haven home Monday morning was shot and killed by the family living there, Police Chief Gary Hester said. It happened at a little before 7 a.m. on Lake Marriana Road Drive. A mother, father, and son woke up to the sound of someone, identified by police as 40-year-old Mitchell Large, trying to get in through a porch door. Chief Hester said one of the family members fired a warning shot. "[A resident] fired a warning shot above the door. That warning shot did not deter the intruder. The intruder...
  • New campaign launched to fight urban diabetes in Mexico City

    04/06/2014 5:34:03 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    Cities Today ^ | Jonathan Andrews
    Cities Changing Diabetes, a new partnership programme to fight the urban diabetes challenge has been launched with Mexico City the first major city to sign-up to the programme. The global diabetes epidemic is an emergency in slow motion, says Lars Rebien Srensen, CEO, Novo Nordisk, the Danish based healthcare company that is leading the initiative.
  • The Real Presence: The Eucharist: Foundation of the Christian Family [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    04/03/2014 9:16:53 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    TheRealPresence.org ^ | 2002 | Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.
    The Eucharist: Foundation of the Christian FamilyFr. John A. Hardon, S.J.We do not normally associate the Holy Eucharist with marriage and the family. But we should. Without the Eucharist, there would not be a livable Sacrament of Matrimony or a stable Christian family. What are we saying? We are saying that Christ intended these two sacraments to be related as condition and consequence. The Eucharist is the condition, and matrimony as the core of the family is the supernatural consequence. Surely this calls for an explanation, and a clear explanation. Needless to say, this is a most important subject....
  • Agenda 21 Takeover in Klamath Basin ( Oregon )

    03/27/2014 6:34:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Farm Wars ^ | March 26, 2014 | Barbara H. Peterson
    Agenda 21 is alive and well in Klamath County, Oregon. Klamath Basin farmers are feeling the wrath of the Klamath Tribes in collusion with the Federal and Oregon state governments. Water is now basically off limits to ranchers unless they get approval from the tribes, and approvals are few and far between. ... The success of this plan spells disaster for not only the Klamath Basin family farmers, but for all family farmers, as it will be a precedent. Without locally grown produce and animal feed, we will be even more dependent on imported food at a much higher price....
  • Nature, Nurture, Talents

    03/27/2014 4:29:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    As a mother, I often dwell on my role and that of my husband in influencing our children. I also think about the roles their peers and their environment play in affecting their growth. Are our children being challenged enough? Are they being taught responsibility, gratitude and manners? Should they be focusing on one activity or many? Are they over- or under-scheduled? The list goes on and on. Recently our 14-year-old daughter Maggie has been questioning me about her talents. Specifically, she has been wondering what those talents might be. My response most often has been to tell her that...
  • Texas woman gives birth to quintuplets

    03/21/2014 6:36:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Fox ^ | 3/21/14
    Dallas.. (AP PHOTO/BAYLOR HEALTH, WIECK) Premature quintuplets born this week in North Texas are doing remarkably well, their doctor said Thursday. Dr. Vijay Nama, director of neonatology at the Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, said during a news conference that the four girls and one boy were breathing on their own after birth, and although four were later put on machines to help their breathing, all are expected to be off the machines soon. He expects the babies to remain in the hospital for six to seven weeks.
  • Former Manson Family killer Bruce Davis granted parole

    03/14/2014 8:37:32 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 12, 2014 | Dan Whitcomb
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former Manson Family member Bruce Davis, who was sentenced to life in prison for two 1969 murders carried out with other members of the cult, was granted parole on Wednesday by a California parole board, although it was not certain he would be freed. Davis' parole must still be affirmed by California Governor Jerry Brown, who reversed a similar decision by the same board last year, saying that the 71-year-old convicted killer remained a danger to the public.
  • My Family's Misadventures with Obamacare, Continued

    03/12/2014 3:49:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Back in September, our family received an Obamacare-induced health insurance death notice. We joined millions of other Americans whose individual market health plans died after Democrats lied about our ability to keep the plans and doctors we liked. President Obama tried to "fix" the mess he created. But as usual, the federal government's solutions have made things even worse. Confusion and chaos reign not just in our household, but across the country. As I reported last fall, our letter from Anthem BlueCross BlueShield of Colorado informed us that we could no longer keep our high-deductible PPO plan with a wide...
  • Where Material Meets Supernatural

    03/11/2014 3:05:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    Ricochet ^ | March 11, 2014 | Dave Carter
    "But the purpose of prayer," wrote Bill Buckley, "surely, is to stress the great divisions between the material and the supernatural condition, not to gloss over them." Indeed, though it seemed in recent days that the chasm between the material and supernatural has grown so great that not even a multi-million dollar congressionally funded bridge to nowhere and back could connect the distant shores. I'm not Catholic, (though I am doing some reading on the faith), so I'm unfamiliar with the specialties of the various saints. I know there is a patron saint for traveling, another for the military, and...
  • DHS allows German home- schooling family to stay in US

    03/04/2014 3:49:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    fox news ^ | 3/4/14 | fox news
    WASHINGTON A German home-schooling family facing deportation following the Supreme Courts refusal to hear their appeal is being allowed to stay in the U.S. The Department of Homeland Security has granted the family indefinite deferred status, their attorney confirmed to Fox News. That means the Romeike family, who claim the German government is persecuting them because they want to raise their children in accordance with their Christian beliefs, can stay in the United States without the threat of being forced return to their home country, the familys legal team told Fox News. The family moved to Morristown, Tenn., in...
  • SCOTUS Denies Appeal Of German Family Seeking Asylum For Home Schooling

    The Romeike family sought to stay in the United States because returning to Germany would mean they could not home school their children in that country. The Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from a German family seeking asylum in the United States because their home country does not allow home-schooling. The justices rejected an appeal from Uwe and Hannelore Romeike, who claim the German government is persecuting them because they want to raise their children in accordance with their Christian beliefs.
  • Homosexual activists aim to destroy the family, impose totalitarianism: gay pro-family activist

    02/28/2014 2:28:37 PM PST · by NYer · 27 replies
    Life Site News ^ | February 27, 2014 | HILARY WHITE
    ROME, February 27, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “I am a homosexual, but I’m against ‘gay marriage,’” a French pro-family activist told an Italian Catholic opinion paper earlier this month. Jean-Pier-Delaume Myard, spokesman for Manif Pour Tous, told La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana that the “sole purpose” of the homosexualist “gay rights” movement is “destroying the family.” Myard gave the interview following the first big pro-family Manif Pour Tous event in Italy on February 11. Myard noted that in a recent talk, he said “we must break the silence” about the real nature of the homosexualist movement, noting that many homosexuals “have nothing to...
  • Modern Family?

    02/28/2014 6:37:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2014 | Mona Charen
    The traditional family is dead, so we've been informed. It's been replaced by blended families, cohabitation, single-parent families, and, if the latest scientific controversy regarding mitochondrial DNA pans out, multiple biological parents for a single child. It's not wrong to declare that the face of the American family is changing (even if most of the changes have been for the worse), but it may be overwrought. The only way to sing a dirge for the "traditional" family is to define it exceedingly narrowly -- and even then, it's not dead, just diminished. If you define "traditional" as a father working...
  • The Problem of A Stubborn and Unrepentant Heart

    02/25/2014 2:47:39 AM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 2/24/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Jesus once rebuked the people of his time for their stubborn and unrepentant hearts: This generation is an evil generation; it seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it, except the sign of Jonah. Just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so will the Son of Man be to this generation. At the judgment the queen of the south will rise with the men of this generation and she will condemn them, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and there is something greater than Solomon here. At...
  • NBC Depicts Married 23-Year-Old Olympian as Living an Alternative Lifestyle

    02/19/2014 4:56:30 PM PST · by Coleus · 47 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02.19.14
    Just read this and weep for our future. David Wise is at the top of his sport. Hes always smiling among his friends and competitors, however, hes not like the rest of the field. He is mature. Not to say the rest of the freestyle skiers of halfpipe are not mature, but Wise is mature far beyond his years. At only twenty-three years old, he has a wife, Alexander, who was waiting patiently in the crowd, and together they have a two-year-old daughter waiting for them to return to their home in Reno, Nevada.At such a young age, Wise has...
  • Is the American Dream Dead?

    02/13/2014 11:39:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2014 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Culture Challenge of the Week: No Future for our Kids? President Obama recently warned Americans that too many members of our society never climb the ladder to successtheyre defeated before they even begin. When children have no future, it poses a fundamental threat to the American Dream, our way of life, and what we stand for around the globe. He actually got that right. According to a recent Pew study, [m]ore than 40 percent of Americans raised in the bottom quintile of the family income ladder remain stuck there as adults. Its a tragedy to see human potential go to...
  • Brian Terry's family reflects after his killer is sentenced

    02/13/2014 11:15:49 AM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    cbs ^ | 2/13/14 | Sharyl Attkisson
    A Mexican man was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison in the December 2010 murder of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry in ATFs Fast and Furious gunwalking case. Manuel Osorio-Arellanes was wounded at the crime scene and pleaded guilty to first degree murder. Terry's sister, Kelly Terry-Willis told Osorio-Arellanes at the sentencing hearing in federal court in Tucson, Ariz., that he was a coward who had chosen the wrong path in life, the Associated Press reported. She also described her brother as a loving and devoted family man - "a man who loved God and life," according to the...
  • The right side of history

    02/03/2014 5:35:46 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    Renew America ^ | 2-2-14 | David Huntwork
    Time and time again I have been accused of being on the "wrong side of history" when it comes to the arguments over abortion and, especially, to so-called gay marriage. This linguistic fad has exploded in use lately as if history itself is the sole arbitrator of what is right and true. It is the weapon of utter dismissiveness that is boldly and routinely wielded by the Left. One should, in reality, not be interested in being on the "right side of history," but on the right side of right and wrong. The most recent and sudden burst of Leftist...
  • FR is pro-God, pro-Life, pro-family, pro-constitution, pro-limited government. Period!!

    02/03/2014 11:43:22 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 182 replies
    February 3, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    FR is pro-God, pro-Life, pro-family, pro-constitution, pro-limited government and will remain that way. Regardless of any consequences!! You're either with us on this or against us. Moderation is not the solution, it is the problem!! We do not surrender, we do not retreat, we do not negotiate or compromise on our unalienable rights to Life and Liberty or our sovereignty!! Karl Rove and the GOP-e moderates and all like them can KMA!! You cannot moderate evil, you fight it!!
  • The New Silence Which is Destroying Our Kids [Ignoring the breakdown of the traditional family]

    02/02/2014 5:38:21 PM PST · by fwdude · 16 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | 30 January 2014 | Jeremy Sammut
    Numerous studies have found that children who do not live with both biological parents, irrespective of socioeconomic status, are far more likely to be sexually abused than their peers in intact families. In particular, girls living in non-traditional families are found to have been sexually abused by their stepfathers, either the married, cohabiting or casual partner of a divorced or single mother, at many times the rate girls are sexually abused by their natural fathers in intact families. (Snip) Child sexual abuse is not fully and frankly discussed because the public discourse is self-censored by politicians, academics, social service organisations,...
  • Family props up, poses with dead boxer

    02/01/2014 4:21:34 AM PST · by Libloather · 50 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/31/14 | Tara Palmeri
    He refused to be knocked out, even in death. The family of a Puerto Rican boxer who was shot to death last week honored his dying wish on Friday by propping up his corpse in the corner of a fake boxing ring to memorialize his career. Like an ashen wax figure, Christopher Riveras pale, embalmed body was positioned in the corner of the ring decked out in boxing gloves, a hoodie, shades and sneakers.
  • Divorce Rate Higher in Counties With More Conservative Protestants, Study Says

    01/30/2014 5:17:18 AM PST · by xzins · 80 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 26 Jan 14 | Anugrah Kumar,
    Divorce rate is higher among religiously conservative Protestants, and even among those living around them, finds a new study that examined all counties in the United States where divorces occurred and looked at what the characteristics of those counties were. Demographers Jennifer Glass at the University of Texas and Philip Levchak at the University of Iowa looked at the entire map of the United States, and found that a key factor predicting divorce rates is the concentration of conservative Protestants in a county. To be published in the American Journal of Sociology next month, the study notes that religiously conservative...
  • The Divine Office: The holiness of married life and family life

    01/27/2014 9:08:51 AM PST · by Catholic Examiner
    The Examiner ^ | 1/27/14 | Joseph Speranzella
    Vatican II, "Gaudium et spes" A man and a woman, who by the marriage covenant of conjugal love are no longer two, but one flesh, render mutual help and service to each other through an intimate union of their persons and of their actions. Through this union they experience the meaning of their oneness and attain to it with growing perfection day by day. As a mutual gift of two persons, this intimate union, as well as the good of the children, imposes total fidelity on the spouses and argues for an unbreakable oneness between them.
  • Mind-Blowing, Life-Saving Research

    01/23/2014 4:12:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    My mother's father died of cancer before I was born. My mother was pregnant with me, but had not told her father that she was to have a second child. The story I've been told is that they opened him up to remove the cancer -- and found it everywhere. They closed him back up and sent him home to die. Both of my mother's brothers died of cancer. All three of these men were heavy smokers, one ignored the signs of potential trouble for years, and all three died from cancer. My mother was diagnosed with cancer in 1978...
  • Chris Kluwe Says He Wants Priefer To Get Help (short headline)

    01/08/2014 11:49:13 AM PST · by Colonel_Flagg · 28 replies
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | January 8, 2014 | Michael Rand
    As you probably know by now, former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe went full-frontal on the Vikings last week -- accusing special teams coach Mike Priefer of being a "bigot" and implicating Leslie Frazier and Rick Spielman by association. He charged that Priefer made anti-gay slurs in the locker room, and in his initial post at Deadspin, Kluwe wrote: "If there's one thing I hope to achieve from sharing this story, it's to make sure that Mike Priefer never holds a coaching position again in the NFL, and ideally never coaches at any level." ... Interestingly, in a Tuesday appearance on...
  • Supreme Court Puts Gay Marriage On Hold In Utah

    01/06/2014 7:55:17 AM PST · by Colonel_Flagg · 97 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | January 6, 2014 | Fox News
    The Supreme Court has put gay marriage on hold in Utah. The high court on Monday granted the state a stay in their same-sex marriage challenge. The decision comes after a federal judge last month ruled in favor of gay marriage.
  • Study in India: oral contraceptives dramatically increase risk of breast cancer (by 950%)

    01/03/2014 3:57:17 AM PST · by NYer · 15 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | January 2, 2014 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    From The Times of India: Women who take oral contraceptives regularly are at a higher risk of developing breast cancer compared to others, shows a study by AIIMS doctors. Breast cancer risk was found to be 9.5 times more in women with a history of consuming such pills. Early menstruation cycle, late marriage and lower duration of breastfeeding were the other major factors responsible for the disease amongIndians, according to the study published in the latest issue of the Indian Journal of Cancer.The study was conducted on 640 women, of which 320 were breast cancer patients.“We found long-term use of...
  • Four Factors That Fuel the Crisis in Marriage and Family

    12/03/2013 2:35:53 AM PST · by markomalley · 64 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12/2/2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Many of you are aware that there is an Extraordinary Synod planned in Rome on the family. There is surely no hiding the fact that the family is in real crisis, at least in the modern Western World, if not throughout many other parts as well. We do well to ponder the reasons and roots of this crisis, and develop strategies to begin to address the many problems.At the recent Bishops Conference Meeting here in America, Cardinal Sean OMalley made some remarks that I would like to draw upon, even as I make some remarks of my own. Basing...
  • Some Sober Reflection on Matrimony, Sexuality and the Family. A Call to Prayer for...

    12/16/2013 4:03:35 AM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12/15/2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Weve talked a good deal about the decline of marriage on this blog over the years. And our discussion must continue as the Synod on the family is planned in Rome.In my short 25 years as a priest I have experienced a major drop off in marriages. In my early years, I had about thirty weddings a year; now, about five or six. In this urban parish in which I have ministered for the larger part of 20 years, a beautiful and picturesque setting for a matrimonial sacrament, we used to have to turn couples away who were not members....
  • Biblical Teachings on Marriage and Family. A Homily for the Feast of the Holy Family

    12/29/2013 2:32:34 AM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12/28/2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    It is not difficult to demonstrate that most of our modern problems center around struggles and misunderstandings regarding marriage, sexuality, and the family. Collectively as a nation and the culture, we have departed significantly from the teachings of God and common sense, when it comes to our thinking and behavior regarding these three fundamental pillars.Todays Feast of the Holy Family presents us an opportunity to reflect, and provides a rich tapestry of Scriptures. Many of these teachings are not politically correct, but for that, no apology should be made. They remain Gods teachings and it is hard to argue that...
  • New Study On Homosexual Parents Tops All Previous Research (Must Have for Files)

    12/26/2013 5:35:23 AM PST · by xzins · 98 replies
    New Study On Homosexual Parents Tops All Previous Research By Peter Sprigg Senior Fellow for Policy Studies In a historic study of children raised by homosexual parents, sociologist Mark Regnerus of the University of Texas at Austin has overturned the conventional academic wisdom that such children suffer no disadvantages when compared to children raised by their married mother and father. Just published in the journal Social Science Research,[1] the most careful, rigorous, and methodologically sound study ever conducted on this issue found numerous and significant differences between these groups--with the outcomes for children of homosexuals rated "suboptimal" (Regnerus' word)...
  • [Vanity] Merry CHRISTmas to all

    12/24/2013 2:52:54 PM PST · by re_nortex · 20 replies
    Self | The 24th of December 2013 A.D.
  • Teen addiction to pornography a growing problem

    12/14/2013 12:39:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 42 replies
    WDAM ^ | WDAM
    The statistics are truly shocking. Children aged 12 to 17 are one of the largest consumer groups of online porn. Experts say this early exposure to sexually explicit video can hook kids on hardcore and often violent imagery. Shelley Lubben is a former adult film actress turned anti-porn advocate. In 2008, she created the pink cross foundation which offers resources for teens struggling with porn addiction. "We are raising a whole generation of porn addicts," says Shelley, "When you view pornography, it creates a chemical reaction in your brain, and for a youth who is in puberty, it's like a...
  • It Gets So Quiet So Fast

    12/13/2013 8:26:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2013 | Mona Charen
    "Our house is as quiet as a tomb." So said a friend who's at the same stage of life -- that is, a mother of three with only one child still living at home. Her youngest, unlike mine, is an introvert, but like my Ben, he is exceedingly busy in his last years of high school, thus leaving the house echoing with emptiness. As a college sophomore, I visited my academic adviser with a problem. "I don't know what I'm going to do after graduation," I confessed. He cocked his head sideways. "Most people don't come to me with this...
  • Plan for Joy in Advent

    12/09/2013 7:52:53 PM PST · by Salvation · 4 replies
    CE.com ^ | 12-09-13 | Revised New American Bible
    Plan for Joy in Advent by Caitlin Marchand on December 9, 2013 ·  I love Advent.  Love love love it! Possibly my favourite season of the year. On the first Sunday we unpack the wreath and candles and begin our Advent prayer ritual, Advent hymns, at least a decade of the rosary, especially the first two Joyful Mysteries, and some Christmas carol practice.  One lucky child per night lights the candle, opens the door on this year’s little paper calendar and holds it up to the flame to illuminate the little picture inside.  Then he chooses one paper bundle from...
  • Why Women Still Need Husbands

    12/05/2013 3:18:28 PM PST · by Morgana · 72 replies
    Foxnews ^ | Suzanne Venker
    Over the past several decades, America has witnessed a profound change in the way women view men and marriage. It began with the baby boomer adage never depend on a man. This message resulted in a generation of women who turned their attention away from the home and onto the workforce. They did what their mothers told them to do: they became financially independent so theyd never have to rely on a husband. In time, never depend on a man turned into the full-blown belief that men are superfluous. In 2010 Jennifer Aniston claimed women neednt fiddle with a man...
  • Every (conservative) family has one...

    12/04/2013 11:48:44 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-4-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • The Joy of a Different Kind of Life

    11/29/2013 1:35:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2013 | Kathryn Lopez
    St. Jude's. Food drives. Toys 4 Tots. Coat collections. 'Tis the season for charity -- all the world's inspired by the Christmas spirit once Thanksgiving comes around. You can't help but wonder about the rest of the year, though. The word "solidarity" is a little worn, and, at times, poorly understood, but it refers to something more than a few sporadic acts of generosity. It presumes the creation of a new mindset that thinks in terms of community and the priority of the life of all over the appropriation of goods by a few. The Sunday before we celebrated...
  • The Changing American Family (Barf Alert)

    11/27/2013 10:56:40 AM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | By NATALIE ANGIER
    CHELSEA, MICH. Kristi and Michael Burns have a lot in common. They love crossword puzzles, football, going to museums and reading five or six books at a time. They describe themselves as mild-mannered introverts who suffer from an array of chronic medical problems. The two share similar marital rsums, too. On their wedding day in 2011, the groom was 43 years old and the bride 39, yet it was marriage No. 3 for both. Today, their blended family is a sprawling, sometimes uneasy ensemble of two sharp-eyed sons from her two previous husbands, a daughter and son from his...
  • Traditional family roles rule again in Germany

    11/27/2013 12:33:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 26 Nov 2013 15:03 GMT+01:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Stay-at-home mums cooking lunch for the children while dads earn the moneyGermans opinions on gender roles are more conservative today than they were in the 1990s, a survey revealed on Monday. Today just under half of women (48 percent) could imagine their husband taking a step back in his career to enable them to further their own, the Tagesspiegel reported. Back in 1993, the number was 54 percent who thought such a thing likely. Men have also hardened their views, with today 40 percent said they could see themselves putting a dent in their career to help their partners, while...
  • Family Values, Fundamentally Transformed

    11/18/2013 6:43:20 AM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | Moonbattery
    For a while there I was thinking that the welfare state had succeeded in completely destroying the black family in America. But then I read this story from Boca Raton: Surveillance cameras were rolling when a family of nine came into the Toys R Us store in the Mission Bay Plaza at Glades Road and State Road 7 about 7 p.m. on Oct. 28. There was a mother, a father and 7 kids between the ages of 3 and 13. Video from the security cameras show the kids going to the electronics section of the toy store, where the tablets...
  • USA: Loneliest Country In The World Because Weve Abandoned The Traditional Family Structure?

    11/14/2013 1:11:44 PM PST · by IbJensen · 69 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/14/2013 | Michael Snyder
    Of all the nations on the entire planet, the United States is the most lonely place to be. We have the highest percentage of one person households on the entire globe, and the average size of our households has been steadily decreasing. Studies have shown that the number of close friends that Americans have is falling, and we have the highest divorce rate in the world by a wide margin. So why is this happening? Does this have anything to do with the fact that America is abandoning the traditional family structure? Back in the 1960s, the sexual revolution fundamentally...
  • U.S. Bishops plan letter to address epidemic of pornography

    11/13/2013 3:50:31 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Patrick B. Craine
    BALTIMORE, November 13, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) The bishops of the United States have overwhelmingly agreed to draft a new pastoral letter addressing the growing epidemic of pornography. At their annual General Assembly in Baltimore this week, the body of bishops voted 226-5 to adopt the proposal by Bishop Richard J. Malone, head of the Diocese of Buffalo and chair-elect of the USCCB Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth. The bishop said pornography is a great temptation that ravages men, women, and children, and "continues to pose serious pastoral challenges for clergy and for the faithful." Bishop Richard Malone...
  • The Kids Are Amazing

    11/09/2013 4:41:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2013 | Bill O'Reilly
    For many American children, the floor has become their closet. This drives me crazy. I walk into a room where an urchin resides, and there are clothes scattered everywhere. Believe me, I know the passive-aggressive tactics that kids use to torture their parents, but something else is going on here. More than a few times, I've heard parents describe their offspring as "amazing." If you look up that word, you will see this meaning: "To cause great wonder or astonishment." That's what "amazing" means. So occasionally, I will ask the parent of an "amazing" child to tell me exactly...
  • Baby Weighing Less Than a Can of Soda Heads Home From Hospital Soon

    11/08/2013 7:02:39 AM PST · by GonzoII · 14 replies
    Life News.com ^ | 11/7/13 | Steven Ertelt
    Alexis Clarke weighed just 11 ounces at birth — smaller than a can of soda. That was six months ago, when she was delivered at UCSD Medical Center at just 25 weeks. The smallest baby ever born at the medical center, Alexis is only now finally able to head home.After months of medical care, Alexis is now bigger and healthier — and her family has supported her each and every day.The U.S. Senate saw the introduction of a bill today that will protect babies like Aleixs from abortions. It would ban abortions on unborn children starting at 20 weeks –...
  • Scientists say babies remember lullabies played for them in the womb

    11/01/2013 11:30:31 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 18 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Thu Oct 31, 2013 | KIRSTEN ANDERSEN
    Scientists say babies remember lullabies played for them in the womb by Kirsten Andersen Thu Oct 31 11:52 AM EST HELSINKI, Finland, October 31, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – There’s no shortage of products on the market designed to help parents expose their unborn babies to music. Experts and savvy marketers alike have long speculated that prenatal musical exposure might make babies smarter, or at least help them develop similar tastes to Mom and Dad. Others dismiss the “Mozart Effect” as a myth and a sales gimmick. A new study out of Finland, however, may send sales of belly-mounted headphones skyrocketing,...
  • Social conservatives enduring myth: Women just want to stay home

    10/31/2013 6:52:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    Salon ^ | October 31, 2013 | Elizabeth Stoker and Matt Bruenig
    Women in the workplace isn't just about feminism, it's economic necessity with the GOP-shredded safety net During a HuffPost Live segment last week titled Masculinity Now, Vice co-founder Gavin McInnes aired a series of expletive-laden perspectives on modern femininity, none of them positive. While McInnes host and co-panelists maintained their calm, the blogger and publisher ranted that feminism has made women less happy, citing cultural pressure to feign toughness and inappropriate presence in the workforce as culprits. In short, McInnes claim is that the majority of women are naturally predisposed to derive satisfaction from being domestic and shaping lives rather...