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  • Cardinal Caffarra: Satan is Hurling at God the “Ultimate and Terrible Challenge”

    05/22/2017 8:14:16 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | May 20, 2017 | Edward Pentin
    In a Rome speech, the Italian cardinal warned that societies are now facing a “frightful” war on marriage and the family but urged the faithful not to be afraid, to witness to Christ, as the victory is already won. Edward Pentin Satan is hurling at God “the ultimate and terrible challenge,” to show he is capable of constructing an “anti-creation” that mankind will be deceived into thinking is better than what God has created, Cardinal Carlo Caffarra has warned. The archbishop emeritus of Bologna said this decisive confrontation is taking place now, and is being fought primarily over marriage and the...

    05/20/2017 11:44:30 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Voice of the Family ^ | May 20, 2017 | Cardinal Caffarra
    Cardinal Caffarra: “We are no longer witnesses, but deserters, if we do not speak openly and publicly” May 20, 2017 87Share This address was given by His Eminence Carlo Cardinal Caffarra on 19 May 2017 at the fourth annual Rome Life Forum, which is organised by Voice of the Family.“When I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw all people to myself” [John 12, 32]. “The whole world is under the power of the Evil One” [1 John, 5, 19].Reading these divine words gives us perfect awareness of what is really happening in the world, within the human...
  • Men on strike: the social changes that caused men to opt out of marriage

    05/19/2017 7:59:58 PM PDT · by BJ1 · 104 replies
    winteryknight ^ | 05/03/2017 | Wintery Knight
    I often encounter “pro-marriage” people while gathering stories for the blog. These pro-marriage people come in two varieties. On the one end of the spectrum are people like Terrell Clemmons and Jennifer Roback Morse, who understand marriage, but who also understand the social changes that have made marriage unattractive for men. Both Clemmons and Morse have a background in STEM fields, so they are able to understand incentives and tradeoffs. They understand that society has to rollback the changes to education, divorce laws, etc. if they expect men to be interested in marriage again. They understand that men are not...
  • Childish men are to blame for women having kids late in life

    05/14/2017 3:45:35 PM PDT · by BJ1 · 239 replies
    New York Post ^ | 05/13/2017 | Melanie Notkin
    I hear the same story, told in different ways, all over New York City. There’s 34-year-old Kate, who works in finance downtown. “She’s beautiful, smart, talented . . . everything going for her,” her colleague tells me. “But her boyfriend doesn’t feel settled in his career, so she spent thousands of dollars to freeze her eggs as she waits for him to be ready.
  • Brothers and Sisters?

    05/13/2017 6:28:38 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1,072 replies ^ | 05-01-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Brothers and Sisters? Q. I know that the Church believes in Mary’s perpetual virginity, but what are we to make of the passages in the Gospel that refer to Jesus’ brothers and sisters?Rose, via email A. There are a number of places in the New Testament (see Mk 3:31-34; 6:3; Mt 12:46; 13:55; Lk 8:19-20; Jn 2:12; 7:3-10; Acts 1:14; and 1 Cor 9:5) where Jesus’ kinsfolk are mentioned using terms such as “brother” (adelphos), “sister” (adelphe) or “brethren” (adelphoi). But “brother” has a wider meaning both in the Scriptures and at the time they were written. It is not...
  • Is This Popular View of Marriage Completely Unbiblical?

    05/11/2017 5:41:08 PM PDT · by metmom · 15 replies
    CharismaMagazine ^ | May 5, 2017 | DR. DOUG WEISS
    Marriage being a trinity between God, man and woman is what separates a Christian definition of marriage from every version or perversion of marriage any culture or individual can decide upon. Do you remember a while back when the media in America was asking whether marriage was only between a man and a woman? Even some of the best and brightest in Christianity were duped into answering a question that, even in its formation, limited the Christian definition of marriage. From a Christian perspective, marriage is not and never has been between a man and a woman. A Christian marriage,...
  • Is an Open Marriage a Happier Marriage?

    05/12/2017 4:42:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 11, 2017 | Susan Dominus
    When Daniel and Elizabeth married in 1993, they found it was easy enough to choose a ring for her, but there were far fewer choices for him. Daniel, then a 27-year-old who worked in information technology, decided to design one himself, requesting that tiny stones be placed in a gold band, like planets orbiting in a solar system. He was happy with the ring, and what it represented, until it became obvious after the wedding that he was allergic to the nickel that was mixed in with the gold in the band. As if in revolt, his finger grew red...
  • Most men just want a woman who's nice

    05/11/2017 10:02:05 PM PDT · by BJ1 · 202 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/11/2017 | Suzanne Venker
    At the end of the day, most men just want a woman who’s nice. “Nice,” to a man, means being soft, gentle and kind. It means asking your husband how his day was and really listening. It means doing something nice for him with no expectation of getting something in return—you know, the way you did when you were dating. But wait a minute, you say. Don’t women want the same thing? A man who’s nice? Not exactly. Most women do want a man who’s kind, but that’s not the same as nice. Ask any guy you know, and he’ll...
  • After 62 years of marriage, couple dies together while holding hands [TX]

    05/11/2017 10:20:40 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 120 replies ^ | Updated: 5:17 PM, May 09, 2017 | By Chip Brewster
    Pair dies less than 1 hour 30 minutes apart LAKE JACKSON, Texas - After nearly 62 years of marriage, Lake Jackson couple Tom and Delma Ledbetter left this world about two weeks ago. “Mama was from Nebraska, and daddy was from Arkansas,” said Donetta Nichols. Nichols is one of the Ledbetters' daughters. She tells us the couple first met in their early 20s through mutual friends. “He was stationed in Florida and my mother and her girlfriend had moved to Florida,” she said. Their first date of sorts happened when Tom had to “just move his car.” “They drove around...
  • Millennials are still not getting married

    05/09/2017 11:20:14 AM PDT · by BJ1 · 219 replies
    Probably Overthinking It ^ | 10/14/2016 | Allen Downey
    Last year I presented a paper called "Will Millennials Ever Get Married?" at SciPy 2015. You can see video of the talk and download the paper here. I used data from the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) to estimate the age at first marriage for women in the U.S., broken down by decade of birth. I found evidence that women born in the 1980s and 90s were getting married later than previous cohorts, and I generated projections that suggest they are on track to stay unmarried at substantially higher rates. Yesterday the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) released...
  • Rosie O’Donnell’s estranged daughter accuses her of abuse

    05/05/2017 12:12:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Page Six ^ | May 3, 2017 | Jessica Sager
    Rosie O’Donnell’s reconciliation with daughter Chelsea didn’t last long. Chelsea, 19, accused Rosie, 55, of nearly attacking her with a wine bottle, noting that the former “View” host had the bottle handy “because she was drinking, as she did frequently.” “It was pretty late at night,” Chelsea told The Daily Mail in an interview released Wednesday. “A couple of weeks prior, I had gotten a tattoo. [Rosie] had spyware on my phone so she could see pretty much everything I did. She called me into her room and asked me about the tattoo. I denied it. She asked me to...
  • Trump to sign order protecting opponents of gay ‘marriage,’ abortion on National Day of Prayer

    05/03/2017 8:46:43 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 23 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 2, 2017 | Claire Chretien
    WASHINGTON, D.C, May 2, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – President Trump will sign an executive order on Thursday protecting the religious liberty of the Little Sisters of the Poor and ordinary Americans who don't subscribe to gender ideology or believe in same-sex "marriage," two "senior administration officials" have confirmed to Politico. The Nation released a leaked copy of an executive order in February that prompted outrage from the left over its protections for Christians who believe marriage is the union of one man and one woman and who don't want to be forced to fund contraception. Politico says an "influential conservative who...
  • Single People Are Singlehandedly Changing American Society

    04/27/2017 6:58:00 PM PDT · by BJ1 · 66 replies
    Inverse Culture ^ | 04/26/2017 | Bella DePaulo
    The 21st century is the age of living single. Today, the number of single adults in the U.S. — and many other nations around the world — is unprecedented. And the numbers don’t just say people are staying single longer before settling down. More are staying single for life. A 2014 Pew Report estimates that by the time today’s young adults reach the age of 50, about one in four of them will have never married. The ascendancy of single living has left some in a panic. U.S. News & World Report, for example, cautioned that Americans think the country’s...
  • Is this Britain's biggest diva bride? Woman complained her boyfriend's proposal [tr]

    04/26/2017 6:03:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 26, 2017 | Natalie Corner
    A self-confessed 'diva' bride who got engaged after giving her boyfriend an ultimatum insisted on not one but two lavish ceremonies. Marketing manager Aysha Aziz, 24, and Royal Marine Tom Ellis, 27, who live in Bromley, South London, first met seven years ago when she was just 16, and celebrated their marriage at two separate weddings that set Aysha's father back Ł30,000.
  • The Single Life: Where Do We Go From Here?

    04/23/2017 8:43:56 PM PDT · by BJ1 · 59 replies
    Public Discourse ^ | 04/22/2014 | Carissa Mulder
    Declining marriage rates among millenials are a matter of some unease in the conservative policy world, as can be seen in W. Bradford Wilcox’s recent article. This trend may be partly due to an increasing imbalance in the number of marriageable men and women at all levels of society. For example, women have attended and graduated from college at higher rates than men for some years now, and in 2010 women receiving doctoral degrees outnumbered men for the first time. The overall cultural sense is that women are gaining and men are falling behind, as Hanna Rosin argues in The...
  • Men not marrying? How deep does "the problem" go?

    04/23/2017 3:45:20 PM PDT · by grundle · 482 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 15, 2012 | Karen Straughan
  • You again? America's Empty nests refill, marriages postponed, Census study finds

    04/20/2017 9:19:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/20/2017 | Andrew Malcolm
    At this rate, the United States is going to need immigrants of all kinds to continue growth.A new Census Bureau study has just reported a sobering commentary on the current generation of young people.“There are now more young people living with their parents than in any other arrangement…What is more, almost 9 in 10 young people who were living in their parents’ home a year ago are still living there today, making it the most stable living arrangement.”It’s a factor largely of the economy, but also social mores and trends. The traditional lifetime pattern, you may recall, was for...
  • Texas on the hook for $600,000 after conceding same-sex marriage case

    04/19/2017 7:09:32 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 25 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 4/19/17 | ALEXA URA
    Texas is on the hook for more than $600,000 in fees associated with its unsuccessful fight to defend the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. Affirming a lower court ruling on the fees, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals this week shot down Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s challenge to the award amount granted to two same-sex couples who had sued the state. A three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit ruled that the district court "acted will within its broad discretion" in awarding those legal fees. The fees stem from a lawsuit filed years ago by Cleopatra DeLeon and her...
  • Jackson husband & wife shocked after DNA test reveals they are biological twins

    04/15/2017 1:25:15 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 99 replies
    A doctor at a fertility clinic in the Mississippi capital of Jackson has made a startling revelation concerning a couple who sought treatment at the center. The married pair, who cannot be named to due to patient confidentiality restrictions, had been struggling to conceive and came to the clinic to take part in the IVF program. “During the in vitro fertilization process, we take a DNA sample from both the male and female to get a profile of their genetic backgrounds,” the doctor involved told Mississippi Herald, whose name must also be suppressed to protect the identities of the patients....
  • North Carolina bill banning same-sex marriage again won’t be heard, House speaker says

    04/12/2017 12:55:36 PM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 12, 2017 | Mark Berman
    A day after North Carolina lawmakers introduced legislation that would outlaw same-sex marriage and defy a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling, a top Republican there said Wednesday that the bill is dead on arrival. North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore released a curt statement Wednesday shooting down the bill known as the “Uphold Historical Marriage Act.” Moore said lawmakers would not hear the bill, which prompted a new round of criticism this week for a state already drawing negative attention for its transgender bathroom law.