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  • ‘Tip of the Iceberg’: UK Records 1,428 Forced Marriage Victims in 2016

    03/11/2017 7:51:07 AM PST · by davikkm · 10 replies
    breitbart ^ | JACK MONTGOMERY
    Britain’s Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) recorded over 1,400 victims in 2016, up from 1,200 the previous year. The Cyprus Mail reports that Pakistan accounted for 612 of the cases logged by the FMU, Bangladesh 121, India 79, Somalia 47, Afghanistan 39, and Saudi Arabia 16. Most forced marriages were conducted abroad with “only” 157 potential or actual forced marriages taking place in the Britain. “When you get figures like this, the first reaction is, ‘this is absolutely horrendous’,” commented Aneeta Prem, founder of the Freedom Charity. “But the positive thing is people feel that they’re able to report it.” However,...
  • Pope signals openness to ordaining married men as priests, calls for Church to face shortage

    03/08/2017 12:27:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 128 replies
    Aletiea ^ | 03/08/2017
    Crux has the scoop: https://cruxnow.com/global-church/2017/03/08/pope-francis-signals-openness-ordaining-married-men/ Pope Francis has expressed openness to a renewed consideration of married priests in the Catholic Church, especially the possibility of ordaining the so-called viri probati, meaning tested married men, who could be called into clerical service. “Then we have to consider what tasks they could perform, for instance in isolated communities,” the pontiff said. While the question put to Francis specifically referred to ordaining viri probati as deacons, many theologians and some bishops have also suggested they could be considered for priestly service. The pope’s comments came in a new interview with the German newspaperDie...
  • Study: Young men don’t want to get married, new research says they should

    03/06/2017 6:37:26 PM PST · by BJ1 · 100 replies
    Fox13 Salt Lake, UT ^ | 02/07/2017 | Elizabeth Suggs,
    SALT LAKE CITY — New research debunking the “ball and chain” myth of marriage for men was released Tuesday. According to a research brief published by the Institute of Family Studies, the idea that marriage creates more unhappiness than happiness for men just isn’t true. Nicholas H. Wolfinger, a researcher at the University of Utah, and W. Bradford Wilcox, a researcher at the University of Virginia, say that more education is needed in order to ensure that people understand marriage and the truth behind it. “Contrary to the notion that marriage is detrimental to men, it turns out that the...
  • When is it time to get a divorce?

    03/04/2017 7:51:06 PM PST · by proud American in Canada · 117 replies
    Self
    Hi, I'm doing this on a tablet, so I'm probably doing it wrong. I was just wondering, want to know it's time to file for divorce. And I haven't been together for a very long time. I really feel that he ignores me. Which I guess I think is very understandable. I just think if we would be be together, and by that I mean have s*x, we would be closer. And happier. I probably should not have posted this no because I'm tired and it's late and I don't know how much I can answer everybody. But I would...
  • A Brief Primer on Catholic Faith and Conscience

    02/22/2017 2:48:13 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | February 22, 2017 | Fr. Mark A. Pilon
    In 1930, the Anglican Communion abandoned the universal Christian moral teaching of two millennia, which condemned artificial birth control as a grave moral evil, contra naturam, and destructive of marriage. It did so by allowing the individual subjective conscience to overrule the absolute moral norm that such actions are intrinsically evil and thus allow no exceptions.This was a death knell for Anglicanism as a moral authority. The result has been not only the total independence of Anglicans from their traditional moral teaching but the collapse of religious practice among the laity (except for the African branches of this once vibrant...
  • 9 Truths About Sex and Marriage From the First Two Chapters of Genesis

    02/20/2017 2:17:13 PM PST · by NYer · 33 replies
    The Stream ^ | February 19, 2017 | SEAN MCDOWELL
    Critics have sometimes claimed that marriage is not that important to God. But interestingly, the Bible both begins and ends with a marriage. In fact, marriage is the defining metaphor God uses to illustrate His love for the Church, His “bride.”The natural place to begin an investigation into what God thinks about marriage (and sex) is in Genesis 1 and 2, where scripture describes God’s creation of the world and everything in it. Here are nine truths about sex and marriage from the first two chapters in Genesis:1. Sex and marriage are a creation of God. Sex is not...
  • Scarlett Johansson: 'I don't think it's natural to be a monogamous person'

    02/15/2017 10:56:06 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 87 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 14, 2017
    Scarlett Johansson is having second thoughts on monogamy. In Playboy's March/April 2017 issue, the 32-year-old “Ghost in the Shell” star admitted that she isn’t sure people are designed to be monogamous in relationships. “I think the idea of marriage is very romantic; it’s a beautiful idea, and the practice of it can be a very beautiful thing,” said the actress. “I don’t think it’s natural to be a monogamous person. I might be skewered for that, but I think it’s work. It’s a lot of work.” …
  • Saudi Cleric Warns Men of Abusing Right of Divorce

    02/13/2017 2:56:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Arab News ^ | 12 February 2017
    The imam of the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah warned men against blackmailing their wives and of abusing their right to divorce, according to the Alriyadh daily newspaper. Speaking at his Friday sermon, imam Saleh Al-Bedeir criticized overusing the threat of divorce and deemed such behavior impermissible in Islam. He labeled it a bad habit that Muslims should avoid. The marriage contract obliges couples to treat each other decently; “women shall have rights similar to the rights against them, according to what is equitable,” (Surah Al-Baqarah 2:228) the imam cited in the sermon. He said Muslims must be patient, as few...
  • 'I love all my moms': Hundreds of polygamists and their families led by the.....

    02/10/2017 11:51:09 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | Feb. 1, 2017 | Associated Press and Anna Hopkins For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: 'I love all my moms': Hundreds of polygamists and their families led by the 'Sister Wives' descend on the steps of Utah Capitol to demand the legal right to plural marriage The family on the TV reality show 'Sister Wives' and several hundred other protesters in polygamous relationships and their supporters said Friday they won't stop fighting for the legal right to plural marriage. Holding signs that read, 'I love all my moms,' and 'If we were gay, we'd be OK,' the group rallied in the rain on the steps of the Utah Capitol on Friday afternoon. The...
  • Hey Guys, Put a Ring on It

    02/09/2017 5:27:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 159 replies
    National Review ^ | February 9, 2017 | W. Bradford Wilcox & Nicholas H. Wolfinger
    Marriage is not worth it. It’s not worth the financial sacrifices, the lost sexual opportunities, and the lack of freedom. All in all, it’s a ball and chain — of little benefit to any man interested in pursuing happiness and well-being. This is the view that we’ve encountered from many young men of late.
  • Couple calls it quits over Trump: Wounds still raw after bitter U.S. election

    02/07/2017 4:38:00 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 171 replies
    Markets Insider ^ | February 7, 2017 | John Whitesides, Reuters
    Burning passions over Donald Trump's presidency are taking a personal toll on both sides of the political divide. For Gayle McCormick, it is particularly wrenching: she has separated from her husband of 22 years. The retired California prison guard, a self-described "Democrat leaning toward socialist," was stunned when her husband casually mentioned during a lunch with friends last year that he planned to vote for Trump – a revelation she described as a "deal breaker." "It totally undid me that he could vote for Trump," said McCormick, 73, who had not thought of leaving the conservative Republican before but felt...
  • Ex-FBI Agent Accused Of Security Breach

    11/13/2007 1:40:28 PM PST · by thegreatbeast · 46 replies · 293+ views
    CBS News via Drudge ^ | Nov. 13, 2007 | NA
    A 37-year-old woman who previously worked as an FBI agent and a CIA analyst, pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges involving improper access of information, CBS News has learned. Sources say Nada Nadim Prouty, a Lebanese national and resident of Virginia, entered the United States on a student visa and earned citizenship through a sham marriage.
  • Greenfield: What Trump Can Expect from Hollywood

    01/26/2017 7:00:34 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 32 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | Jan 26, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Greenfield: What Trump Can Expect from Hollywood And how he should fight back. 1.26.2017 Commentary Daniel Greenfield When Bush left office, he was followed out the door by two movies. W, by Marxist crackpot Oliver Stone, was a Saturday Night Live skit with an all-star cast. The movie lost money and was quickly forgotten. The other, even more toxic production was Death of a President, released years earlier which fantasized about Bush’s assassination and remained a guilty pleasure for left-wing viewers. Obama departs with a very different industry farewell. Southside With You glamorizes his first date with Michelle. And Netflix...
  • Lesbian Sen. Tammy Baldwin Denies Individual Right To Religious Liberty

    01/23/2017 4:51:10 PM PST · by Starman417 · 35 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-23-17 | Daniel John Sobieski
    That gay marriage is a looming threat to religious liberty as observed here, with the possible loss of tax exemptions for churches and institutions that don’t comply, and may lead to an era of religious persecution not seen in since the days of the Roman Empire, are scene in the chilling redefinition of the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious liberty by Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Democrat of Wisconsin, and the Senate’s only lesbian. Baldwin, who is up for reelection in 2018, made her remarks on the June 27, 2015 broadcast of Up With Steve Kornacki on MSNBC. In a transcript of...
  • Packers fan to take wife's last name: Packer

    01/19/2017 4:21:15 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    Wauwatosa native Ryan Holtan-Murphy and Chicago born Marie Packer will soon say "I do." Their wedding will take place this June in the Windy City, but going against tradition, the groom is taking the bride's last name of Packer.
  • 5 Questions To Know If You Are A Good Spouse

    01/06/2017 9:29:58 AM PST · by rhett october · 45 replies
    Marriage Radio ^ | January 6, 2017 | Admin
    Are you a good husband or wife? Are you a good wife or husband? It seems like most people think that they are but with the high divorce rate of today and the large number of troubled marriages, it’s not likely that most spouses are “good” at it. In fact, most of us need to improve quite a bit in our role as a husband or wife. So how do you know if you are an above average, super spouse or if you need to work to improve? This list should be helpful. Ask yourself these 5 questions, and answer...
  • A whole lot of Loving-A time to reflect on the rise of interracial marriage

    01/04/2017 2:35:56 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 20 replies
    The Economist ^ | 1/4/17 | John Prideaux
    If you are American and over 50, then you were born in a country where, in some states, it was still illegal to marry someone of another race. The 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling that struck down those bans, Loving v Virginia, falls in 2017. Though there will undoubtedly be many news stories lamenting racial bias in areas of American life from policing and employment to housing, the rise of interracial marriage over the past half-century tells a different story. In the coming year, calculates William Frey of the Brookings Institution, a think-tank, nearly a fifth of all...
  • Why I Married Myself These women dedicated their lives to self-love.

    01/03/2017 8:54:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 55 replies
    Cosmopolitan ^ | December 20, 2016 | Abigail Pesta
    On the rooftop of her Brooklyn apartment building this past spring, Erika Anderson put on a vintage-style white wedding dress, stood before a circle of her closest friends, and committed herself — to herself. “I choose you today,” she said. Later she tossed the bouquet to friends and downed two shots of whiskey, one for herself and one for herself. She had planned the event for weeks, sending invitations, finding the perfect dress, writing her vows, buying rosé and fresh baguettes and fruit tarts from a French bakery. For the decor: an array of shot glasses emblazoned with the words...
  • CATHOLIC CAUCUS: Fatima visionary predicted 'final battle' would be over marriage, family

    01/02/2017 11:02:32 AM PST · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    Mexico City, Mexico, Dec 31, 2016 / 02:33 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Sister Lucia dos Santos, one of the three children who witnessed the Marian apparitions at Fatima, died in 2005. But before her death, she predicted that the final battle between Christ and Satan would be over marriage and the family. So says Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, who reports that the visionary sent him a letter with this prediction when he was Archbishop of Bologna, Italy. This reported statement by Sister Lucia, expressed during the pontificate of Saint John Paul II, was revisited earlier this year by the Desde la Fe...
  • 10 Signs Your Wife is an Emotional Bully

    12/28/2016 11:24:58 AM PST · by rhett october · 243 replies
    Marriage Radio ^ | 12-28-2016 | Dr Tara J. Palmatier, PsyD
    Does your wife yell, scream, and swear at you? Do you feel like you can’t talk to anyone about your relationship because they just wouldn’t understand? Is your relationship making you feel like you’re slowly going crazy? If so, you’re probably involved with a woman who is an emotionally abusive bully. Most men don’t want to admit that they’re in an abusive relationship. They describe the relationship and their wife using other terms like crazy, emotional, controlling, bossy, domineering, constant conflict, or volatile. If you use words like this to describe your relationship, odds are you’re being emotionally abused. Do...
  • Marrying your sex Robot: What is the definition of marriage these days?

    12/26/2016 9:59:08 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 25 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/26/16 | Dr. Laurie Roth
    How is it defined anymore?, Same sex, Opposite Sex, Sex Robots, Marrying a sex robot, Robots have rights too
  • Conservative group ousts rabbi for performing intermarriages

    12/20/2016 12:33:28 AM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 5 replies
    JTA ^ | December 19, 2016 | Ben Sales
    EW YORK (JTA) – Conservative Rabbi Seymour Rosenbloom has been expelled from the Rabbinical Assembly, the movement’s rabbis’ association, for performing interfaith weddings. An ordained Conservative rabbi for 44 years, Rosenbloom was expelled by unanimous vote last month after a hearing of the R.A.’s Executive Council. Since 1972, the Conservative movement has prohibited its rabbis from officiating at or even attending intermarriages. Rosenbloom told JTA the council offered to retain his membership in exchange for a promise not to perform any more intermarriages. Rosenbloom declined the offer.
  • Cherokee Nation Begins Recognizing Same-Sex Marriages

    12/13/2016 2:31:56 PM PST · by sipow · 37 replies
    NBC news ^ | 12/13/2016 | NOEL GUTIERREZ-MORFIN
    The Cherokee Nation's Attorney General issued an opinion that, effective immediately, will permit the tribe to recognize same-sex marriages, overturning a previous ban that was implemented in 2004. "Just like anything else in life, times change, interpretations of the law change," Hembree said. "The law that was overturned based on the opinion that I just issued, based on the plain reading of the Cherokee Nation Constitution ... and in my opinion guaranteeing equal rights for all -- it was not lost on me that I was personally changing my opinion and personally changing my legal position." Hembree added that he's...
  • As the Modern Left Demonstrates, Evil Craves the Darkness

    12/12/2016 8:39:45 PM PST · by DWW1990 · 2 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 12/12/16 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    One of my favorite scenes in Tolkien’s The Hobbit is the riddle-battle between Bilbo and the creature Gollum that took place in the dark, deep caverns beneath the Misty Mountains. (I can remember when I first read Tolkien’s classic and came upon the riddles. I tried not to read ahead to see if I could solve them myself.) Bilbo, having accidently fallen into the mysterious place, wanted the way out (which Gollum knew), and Gollum wanted to make a meal of the plump Hobbit. Thus a riddle challenge was issued and accepted. Toward the end, a frustrated Gollum presented Bilbo...
  • The Supreme Court oral argument that cost Democrats the presidency

    12/08/2016 3:47:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 71 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 7, 2016 | David Bernstein
    The presidential election was so close that many factors were “but-for” causes of Donald Trump’s victory. One that’s been mostly overlooked is Trump’s surprising success with religious voters. According to exit polls, Trump received 81 percent of the white evangelical Christian vote, and Hillary Clinton only 16 percent. Trump did significantly better than the overtly religious Mitt Romney and the overtly evangelical George W. Bush. He likely over-performed among other theologically conservative voters, such as traditionalist Catholics, as well. Not bad for a thrice-married adulterer of no discernible faith.
  • What is a marriage/wedding for?

    12/07/2016 3:54:07 AM PST · by eccentric · 63 replies
    vanity ^ | Dec 7 2016 | Linda Martinez
    What is marriage? What is the purpose of marriage? What does it mean? I am asking this of a culture where it is normal to live together while unmarried, have children and give them names of either parent. Marriages don't necessarily last longer than just living together, so it is not a lifetime commitment, i.e. 'til death do us part.' The law no longer distinguishes between having a marriage license or not when people separate.... So with 'marriage' having lost any significance, what is the purpose of a wedding? In the past, a wedding celebrated the beginning of a new...
  • I Don't Want To Be The Breadwinner In My Marriage Anymore! [Hypergamy Genetics Wins Again]

    12/05/2016 10:12:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 102 replies
    NPR ^ | December 3, 2016 | Staff
    Dear Sugars, My husband has a life that many people who are "rule-followers," like me, would envy. When I first met him, it was undeniably a passionate love affair. I'd never dated anyone or known anyone like him before. He took risks, lived all over the world, had many passions and has been a loyal friend. He's seven years older than I am, and we met at work, where his power and seniority at the office was insanely attractive to me. The year we got married, he wanted to take a risk and go back to graduate school to find...
  • 100 Women 2016: I am a 'surrendered wife’

    12/04/2016 1:25:39 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 44 replies
    It was incredibly humbling to recognise that I had something to do with why my marriage was failing and perhaps even why my first marriage failed. But it was also empowering. I didn't know I'd been disrespectful to my husband or even that I'd been controlling and critical.
  • Fighting the Battle that BuzzFeed Insists We Fight

    12/02/2016 9:06:44 PM PST · by DWW1990 · 15 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 12/3/16 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    We were warned. Because the left is not going to remain silent on the moral issues—and because most liberals are devoted to a “theology of self” (or a “philosophical dumpster fire” as described by David French)—Christians, especially Christian celebrities, are going to remain targets of the homosexual agenda. It doesn’t matter whether you are tied to the wedding industry. It doesn’t matter if you’re famous. It doesn’t matter whether you are a small business owner, a large corporation, or a state government. In spite of the meme they like to perpetuate, the left simply will not tolerate dissent when it...
  • How I Saved My Marriage

    12/02/2016 10:59:30 AM PST · by rhett october · 29 replies
    Marriage Radio ^ | October 15, 2016 | Admin
    It’s not exactly a common conversation topic, even among the best of friends. At a typical local coffee shop you might overhear all kinds of home remedies and anecdotal evidence concerning a host of problems but I bet you have never heard someone start a sentence with, “How I saved my marriage was…” When it comes to marriage, privacy is important and I’m not going to say otherwise. I’m not going to suggest that we all should be transparent and open about the details of our marriage or that we should all have a brochure entitled, “How I saved my...
  • Chip and Joanna Gaines Under Fire For 'Wrong' Views on LGBT Issues

    11/30/2016 1:37:50 PM PST · by milton23 · 84 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 11/30/16 | Katrina Trinko
    Like many Americans, HGTV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines attend a church where the pastor thinks homosexual behavior is a sin. And somehow that’s “news.” BuzzFeed printed the original story, headlined “Chip And Joanna Gaines’ Church Is Firmly Against Same-Sex Marriage.” From there it was picked up by Cosmopolitan, Us Weekly, and my favorite, Jezebel. Why? Now to be clear, the Gaineses aren’t even quoted in the original BuzzFeed story. We have no idea what they personally think about same-sex marriage. In fact, a spokesperson for the Antioch Community Church where the Gaineses attend, specifically tells BuzzFeed “she could not...
  • Same-Sex “Marriage” Was Doomed Long Before President-Elect Donald Trump

    11/27/2016 6:37:35 PM PST · by DWW1990 · 25 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 11/27/2016 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    Efforts to redefine marriage will ultimately, and always, fail, and as in the case of Elton John and David Furnish, will be revealed as folly. As Gamaliel warned the Sanhedrin concerning the Apostles of Jesus, “[I]f their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail. But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God. (Acts 5:38b-39)” As liberals work to hold onto their perverse legal redefinition of marriage, they are not merely battling conservatism, but God Himself, and that is always a losing proposition.
  • 15 Hilarious Tweets About Married Life That Really Hit Home

    11/27/2016 1:22:24 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 72 replies
    WIMP.com ^ | 11-26-2016 | Archit Tripathi
    When the honeymoon is over, couples start getting real with each other. The key to a good marriage is compromise. Whether it’s about who does what chores around the house or who’s picking dinner, a healthy give-and-take ratio is what makes a long-lasting marriage possible. Of course, venting on Twitter from time to time doesn't hurt either. Whether you’ve been married for ten years or ten days, every couple can relate to these 15 tweets. Check out our list of some of the funniest jokes about marriage as told by the Internet - then clean out the dishwasher. Seriously, there’s...
  • Pro-Gay Bully of Christian Bakery Fails in Bid for Public Office

    11/18/2016 8:01:16 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    churchmillitant.com ^ | November 18, 2016 | Max Douglas
    PORTLAND (ChurchMilitant.com) - The man who fined an Oregon Christian bakery $135,000 for refusing to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple has lost his run for public office, losing to his Republican opponent. It's the first time a Republican has won a statewide office in Oregon since 2002. Brad Avakian's rise to national prominence began when a lesbian couple filed a complaint to the Oregon Department of Justice back in 2013 when Aaron and Melissa Klein, Christian owners of Sweet Cakes bakery, declined to make a cake for a gay wedding. Brad Avakian, then Commissioner of Oregon Bureau...
  • TX Baptists exercise church discipline over marriage issue

    11/18/2016 1:43:15 PM PST · by fwdude · 7 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | November 18, 2016 | Bill Bumpas
    A religious watchdog organization is applauding a denominational group for its handling of a sexual ethics issue. The Baptist General Convention of Texas, aligned with the Southern Baptist Convention, recently notified a Dallas and an Austin church that their stances on affirming sexual relationships outside the scope of biblical marriage between a man and a woman puts them outside the bounds of cooperation with the state convention. That means the BGCT will no longer accept funds from the church, seat its messengers to the annual meeting and allow the church to express affiliation with the state convention, among other things.
  • New Marriage Rite Offers Much-Needed Catechesis

    11/15/2016 1:00:07 AM PST · by BlessedBeGod
    National Catholic Register ^ | November 13, 2016 | Daniel M. Garland Jr.
    COMMENTARY The most conspicuous is the change of the name from the “Rite of Marriage” to the “Order of Celebrating Matrimony.” This new name is more in accord with the Latin original, but it also adds something to the title that is not found in the simple word “marriage.” Not only does “matrimony” convey greater solemnity than “marriage,” but the Latin matrimonium also means “the state of being a mother.” This new title, therefore, provides us with a significant opportunity for a much-needed catechesis on the very nature of holy matrimony. In the face of a secular culture that values...
  • Mexican congressional committee rejects gay-marriage bill

    11/10/2016 2:41:27 PM PST · by Del Rapier · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 9 2016 | AP
    MEXICO CITY -- A committee in Mexico’s lower house of congress has voted down a proposal by President Enrique Pena Nieto to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide. The measure seeking to enshrine in the constitution same-sex couples’ right to wed was defeated 19-8 Wednesday in the Commission on Constitutional Matters. According to a summary published online by the Chamber of Deputies, commission chairman Edgar Castillo Martinez said the vote means the matter is “totally and definitively concluded.” Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled last year that it was unconstitutional for states to bar same-sex marriage. But that decision did not have the effect...
  • Black clergy rip Hillary on ‘black genocide,’ same-sex ‘marriage’ and religious freedom

    11/05/2016 10:47:36 AM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 3, 2016 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    WASHINGTON, D.C., November 3, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — Some of the nation's leading African-American religious leaders are denouncing Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, in part because of her involvement in and defense of abortion, which they describe as "black genocide." Twenty-six clergy, including eight bishops, signed an open letter to Clinton, castigating her for her extremist and unwavering support of the abortion industry across the nation and worldwide. Dr. Jacqueline C. Rivers of the Seymour Institute in Washington, D.C., personally took the epistle entitled, “An Open Letter to Hillary Clinton Regarding Religious Freedom for Black America” to the Hillary Clinton...
  • Organ donor saved stranger's life by giving her half his liver - then MARRIED her two years later

    10/27/2016 5:07:05 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 32 replies
    The Mirror ^ | October 26, 2016 | Steve Robson
    Christopher and Heather Dempsey found they had a bond that went beyond the major medical procedure they shared.Just under two years ago, Christopher Dempsey made the brave decision to donate half his liver to a stranger and save her life.But little did he know their bond would go beyond a medical procedure.Now the woman he saved, Heather Krueger, is not just a friend, she is his wife.It's a heartwarming love story that began when Christopher, a former marine, overheard a colleague at work talking about a cousin who needed a transplant.Christopher, 38, told the BBC: "I just thought to myself,...
  • One girl under 15 married every seven seconds, says Save the Children

    10/11/2016 4:39:27 AM PDT · by kimtom · 21 replies
    http://www.msn.com ^ | 10/10/2016 | Reuters
    LONDON, Oct 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One girl under 15 is married every seven seconds, according to a report by Save the Children released on Tuesday, with girls as young as 10 married off - often to much older men - in countries including Afghanistan, Yemen, India and Somalia. Early marriage not only deprives girls of education and opportunities but increases the risk of death or childbirth injuries if they have babies before their bodies are ready. "Child marriage starts a cycle of disadvantage that denies girls the most basic rights to learn, develop and be children," said Save...
  • Marriage Manuals: Good Reads for After the Wedding [Catholic Caucus]

    10/09/2016 1:39:32 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 2 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | October 8, 2016 | Patti Armstrong
    If it’s you or your spouse driving your relationship, you may get lost. But God knows the way. In fact, Catholic marriages receive his grace. The problem is that “grace” can seem so abstract that we don’t always know how to access it. Two new books on marriage written by two married couples share personal experiences and insights on how to access those graces.  Intimate Graces: How Practicing the Works of Mercy Brings Out the Best in Marriages by Teresa Tomeo (Pastore) and Dominick Pastore and The Four Keys to Everlasting Love: How Your Catholic Marriage Can Bring You Joy for...
  • Don’t Be Fooled by Hollywood, Ladies — Divorce Is No Magic Cure-All

    10/06/2016 12:26:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 6, 2016 | Naomi Schaefer Riley
    Divorce is looking pretty glamorous these days. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have already worked out the initial terms of their separation. Their six children are being home-schooled in Malibu, Calif., and Jolie is all set to release her next movie later this fall. And, of course, she is now free to happily continue her humanitarian globe-trotting. Wow, that was easy.
  • 7 admit sham marriages and crime reports in immigration scam

    10/04/2016 8:29:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 4, 2016 10:08 AM EDT | Jeff Amy
    Tarunkumar and Sachin Patel wanted to find a way so that more of their friends and business associates from India could get permanent legal status to remain in the United States. But they admitted Monday their plans were federal crimes. Now they and up to 17 others face prison time. The men said that in 2011 they arranged four sham marriages between their friends and American women the two Patels had met. The two are business acquaintances. Then in 2014, Tarunkumar Patel said he began bribing a Mississippi police officer to create false crime reports in an effort to get...
  • Shunned for supporting natural marriage, former Mozilla CEO is back with new and fast browser

    09/29/2016 7:20:43 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    LifeSite ^ | 09/28/16 | Mark Hodges
    Brendan Eich, the creator of JavaScript, continues to lead the technological revolution with Brave, an innovative concept in Internet browsers.    After blowing away the competition (read: Microsoft's Internet Explorer) with the Internet browser Firefox, Eich has come up with Brave, a nearly ad-free, lightning-fast browser that eliminates intrusive ads as well as common but unwanted tracking tack-ons.   A tech legend for his Java and Firefox contributions, Eich was betrayed by his contemporaries and forced out of business as CEO of Mozilla, the company behind Firefox, because he supported natural marriage... [less than 50%]   https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/shunned-for-supporting-traditional-marriage-former-mozilla-ceo-is-back-with  
  • Healing The Black, White Education Gap

    09/24/2016 7:18:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 23, 2016 | Harry R. Jackson, Jr
    “You’re getting your inheritance early.” Those were my father’s words to me as he explained that he was taking money that he might have left me in his will and spending it on my private school tuition. My father’s reasoning was that I would be able to create more wealth for his grandchildren if he invested in my education. Thanks to his wisdom, I would go on to graduate from Williams, one of the most prestigious liberal arts colleges in the nation and to obtain my MBA from Harvard. Besides my parents’ willingness to sacrifice for my education—a decision my...
  • Wedding is cancelled after bride-to-be is filmed passionately kissing man 'she had just met' [tr]

    09/23/2016 6:33:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 23, 2016 | Nick Enoch
    A bride-to-be filmed passionately kissing a man she had 'just met' during her hen do had to cancel the wedding after the clip went viral. Emma Alicia Paz Ayala from the north-western Mexican city of Hermosillo went out for her party with female friends to celebrate her last night of 'freedom' as a single lady. The do took place at the Playa del Carmen resort on the other side of the country and while drinking heavily at a pool bar, Emma was filmed locking lips with the apparent stranger.
  • On Marriage and Gender, Where’s the FCA?

    09/22/2016 1:07:23 PM PDT · by DWW1990 · 10 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 9/21/2016 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    A wise pastor, whose name I’ve forgotten, once said, “If you want to know what to preach about, find out what sin with which your congregation is struggling.” Or, as I noted after the infamous Obergefell ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that legally redefined the oldest institution in the history of humanity, pastors, as they prepare their sermons, should always be asking, “Where is the enemy at work in attempting to deceive my congregation?” Likewise, any organization devoted to the works of Jesus Christ—or seeking to “impact the world for Jesus Christ”—should be well prepared to confront the popular...
  • Doctor urges single women to FREEZE their eggs as they dive into dating , saying it takes [tr]

    09/22/2016 7:25:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 21, 2016 | Steven Trask
    Single women worried about finding Mr Right before getting too old should freeze their eggs as they dive into dating, a prominent sexologist has said. Dr Nikki Goldstein, 30, froze her eggs nearly a year ago and said the procedure had given a new lease on her love life. With an admitted preference for older men, Dr Goldstein said being frank with her dates about having her eggs frozen took a lot of pressure off budding romances.
  • Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt after 12 years together and requests custody [tr]

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

    09/17/2016 9:38:19 AM PDT · by Salvation · 15 replies
    OSV.com ^ | 09-18-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Intimately good In marriage, couples exchange a right to expect a reasonable recourse to sexual intimacy Msgr. Charles Pope September 18, 2016 9/7/2016 Question: If one spouse indicates an unwillingness to have any more children, would the other spouse be free to refuse all sexual intimacy? — Name Withheld, Wichita, Kansas Answer: You raise and link two issues that must first be treated separately. In the second matter, refusing all marital intimacy, except for a grave cause, is a violation of the rights of one’s spouse. When a man and a woman marry, they exchange, among other goods, what Canon...