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  • 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...
  • Opinions on Early Marriage Please? My Son is Courting a Wonderful Young Woman.

    09/09/2016 5:37:46 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 215 replies
    09.09.16 | chickensoup
    My son 21 is courting a wonderful young woman20. She is educated, motivated, traveled, religious, warm, intelligent, thoughtful and attractive. My son likes her very much. She likes him very much. They both are hearing family and friends tell them not to marry so early. She will have a great job with a great future. My son will have a baseline investment income and can work full or part time as the family needs. He is disorganized and would do well yoked. She seems to enjoy his eccentricities. I am encouraging early marriage. Would like to hear Freeper opinion on...
  • Sexual revolution in the Vatican. John Paul II Institute stormed and humiliated

    09/08/2016 4:24:25 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 5 replies
    Catholic Conclave ^ | 9/9/2016 | CG
    "Familiaris Consortio" was yesterday, today is "Amoris Laetitia"
  • Priest blesses lesbian couple in Catholic Church

    09/08/2016 2:28:53 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 34 replies
    Catholic Conclave ^ | 08/09/2016 | CG
    What is true in Spain, is also possible in Italy. A priest of the Archdiocese of Palermo, where Pope Francis recently appointed a "Bergoglianist" as archbishop, has "blessed" a lesbian couple. "I hope that the church will one day bless homosexual relationships," said the priest.
  • Mother who married her daughter faces prison for incestuous marriage - eight years [tr]

    09/08/2016 8:57:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 8, 2016 | Anneta Konstantinidies
    An Oklahoma mother and daughter are behind bars after it was revealed they had an incestuous marriage. Patricia Ann Spann, 43, and Misty Velvet Dawn Spann, 25, were married in March 2016 in Comanche County. It has since been revealed that Patricia Spann, also known as Patricia Clayton, was previously married to one of her sons, Jody Calvin Spann, in 2008.
  • The REAL reason why women are freezing their eggs - they are waiting for the perfect father

    09/08/2016 7:07:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 67 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 7, 2016 | Fiona MacRae
    They are often portrayed as hard-hearted individuals who are putting motherhood on hold in order to climb the career ladder. But women who freeze their eggs are actually waiting for a man who is perfect father material to come along. Researcher Kylie Baldwin, who asked a group of women why they froze their eggs, said: 'I think they were looking for a hands-on father. 'And it was the absence of this particular type of potential father, not just the absence of any partner, that led them to freeze the eggs.
  • Spanish diocese reprimands priest for blessing gay couple’s ‘marriage’, considers punitive measures

    08/30/2016 6:54:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 30. 2016
    August 30, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — A Spanish priest who carried out a marriage-like “blessing” of a homosexual couple after the registration of their civil “marriage” last week has been reprimanded by his diocese and apologized, according to chancery officials. The diocese of Segorbe-Castellón in the Spanish province of Valencia issued a statement noting that the actions of Fr. José García, who conducted the ceremony on July 30, “gravely contradict” the teachings of the Catholic Church on the immorality of homosexual behavior. “Regarding the equalization of homosexual unions with marriage or of actions that could be understood in that way,...
  • Brendan Eich, Fired From Mozilla for Defending Marriage, Has a Brave New Web Browser

    08/26/2016 7:10:02 AM PDT · by Lera · 73 replies
    Stream ^ | 8/26/16 | Michael Brown
    Do you remember the name Brendan Eich? If you're internet savvy, you know him as the creator of JavaScript, the ubiquitous programming language, and you know him as the co-founder of Mozilla, which developed the Firefox browser. That makes him somewhat of a tech legend, and his legend will only increase with the release of his new browser, called Brave, which includes some cutting-edge enhancements. (More on that shortly.) You'll also remember his name if you've been following the culture wars, since Eich was forced to resign as the CEO of Mozilla in 2014 because he committed the cardinal sin...
  • Humanist Weddings Outstrip Church of Scotland Ceremonies for First Time

    08/19/2016 8:26:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 18, 2016 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    The number of weddings being performed by the Church of Scotland slipped below the number of humanist ceremonies taking place for the first time last year, latest figures have shown. The decline in church weddings is yet another indication of declining support for the increasingly liberal Kirk. According to figures from the National Records of Scotland 4,290 Humanist wedding ceremonies took place in Scotland in 2015, of which approximately 80 percent (3,378) were conducted by the Humanist Society Scotland (HSS).
  • AMBER HEARD, JOHNNY DEPP CASE SETTLED!!! (Cha Ching!)

    08/16/2016 9:39:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    TMZ ^ | August 16, 2016 | Staff
    Amber Heard has dismissed her domestic violence restraining order petition against Johnny Depp, because TMZ has learned the case has settled. Amber and Johnny filed legal docs Tuesday in which Amber withdrew her request for a restraining order. She had alleged Johnny brutalized her on May 21 but now the case is over. She dismissed the case with prejudice, meaning she can never re-file it.
  • Do You Have a Right to Privacy in Your Marriage? [Right to Adultery]

    08/10/2016 1:16:27 PM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Time ^ | August 8, 2016 | Stephanie Fairyington
    Privacy, a new off-Broadway play starring Daniel Radcliffe at the Public Theater in New York City, contemplates all the ways in which the digital revolution has destroyed privacy—and it mourns for its loss. The provocative production got me thinking about renowned couple’s counselor Esther Perel’s Ted Talk, “Rethinking Infidelity.” In her eloquent lecture, she discusses the ways in which our privacy has dramatically decreased due to technological innovations, while our access to sexual possibilities has exponentially increased for the same reason, making the expectation of marital monogamy far harder to fulfill, and infidelity far easier to discover. Despite the frightening...
  • Muslims Demand Polygamy In Response To Same Sex Unions

    08/09/2016 3:46:35 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 76 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 9 Aug 16 | Virginia Hale
    Following the introduction of civil partnerships, Muslim representatives in Italy are now demanding the legalisation of polygamy. Responding to a new law allowing same sex couples to enter civil unions, Hamza Piccardo argued that if gay relationships, which Muslims disagree with, are a civil right then Italians must accept polygamy as a civil right too. The founder of the Union of Islamic Communities and Organisations (UCOII) in Italy took to Facebook to claim polygamy is a “civil right” and that Italy would benefit from the large number of Muslim births it would promote.
  • Muslims Demand Polygamy In Response To Same Sex Unions [Italy]

    08/09/2016 5:47:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 9, 2016 | Virginia Hale
    Following the introduction of civil partnerships, Muslim representatives in Italy are now demanding the legalisation of polygamy. Responding to a new law allowing same sex couples to enter civil unions, Hamza Piccardo argued that if gay relationships, which Muslims disagree with, are a civil right then Italians must accept polygamy as a civil right too.
  • IRS Increases 'Marriage Penalty,' Unmarried Cohabitants To Get Twice The Mortgage Interest Deduction

    08/05/2016 9:46:56 PM PDT · by Rabin · 16 replies
    forbes ^ | AUGUST 1, 2016 | Tony Nitti , contributor
    IRS Increases 'Marriage Penalty,' Designated Cohabitants To Get 2 X 3, Prior Mortgage Interest Deduction rates Significant tax hits that come with getting hitched, or as they’ve collectively been coined, the “marriage penalty.” For example, the 28% tax bracket kicks in at $45,577 each income for single, but at only $75,595 for taxpayers declared gander married pairs. In addition, single taxpayers to lose 3% of itemized deductions. In updated, AOD 2016-02, the IRS acquiesced in the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Sophy v. Commissioner, allowed a same-sex, unmarried, co-habiting singel and multi gender couple to each deduct the mortgage interest on...
  • U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops: Faithful Witness to Marriage

    08/05/2016 7:08:28 PM PDT · by iowamark · 1 replies
    US Conference of Catholic Bishops ^ | August 5. 2016 | Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, Bishop Richard J. Malone and Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski
    Questions revolving around marriage and human sexuality are deeply felt in our homes and communities. We join with our Holy Father Pope Francis in affirming the inviolable dignity of all people and the Church’s important role in accompanying all those in need. In doing so, we also stand with Pope Francis in preserving the dignity and meaning of marriage as the union of a man and a woman. The two strands of the dignity of the person and the dignity of marriage and the family are interwoven. To pull apart one is to unravel the whole fabric. When a prominent...
  • VP Biden officiated at “same-sex wedding”. Where are his pastors?

    08/04/2016 3:11:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | August 4, 2016 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    The other day, pro-abortion, “practicing Catholic”, democrat Vice President Joe Biden performed a same-sex civil “marriage”.In effect, Biden gave the digitus infamis to the Catholic Church.Canonist Ed Peters has observations about this scandalous flipping of the proverbial bird.  HERE Some canonical thoughts VP Biden’s recent deed[After discussion of why excommunication doesn’t apply in this case….]But if canonical criminal law as found in Book Six of the Code is not (at least not immediately) useful against Biden’s affront to Christ’s and the Church’s teaching on marriage, canonical sacramental law as found in Book Four of the Code, especially Canon 915 therein, could...
  • Couples who divvy up household chores have best sex lives, study finds

    07/14/2016 8:09:05 PM PDT · by BJ1 · 52 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Heidi Stevens
    A new study, "The Gendered Division of Housework and Couples' Sexual Relationships: A Reexamination" looks at the sex lives of three types of heterosexual couples: conventional (the woman does 65 percent or more of the housework), egalitarian (the male partner performs 35-65 percent of the housework) and counterconventional (the man performs 65 percent or more of the housework). No more. Today we enjoy "an eroticism of fairness," meaning an equitable arrangement no longer puts a damper on a couple's sex life and, in fact, boosts it slightly. Egalitarian couples had sex an average of 6.8 times per month, the study...
  • Fatima visionary predicted 'final battle' would be over marriage, family [Catholic Caucus]

    07/08/2016 1:14:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | July 8, 2016
    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 recently revisited by the Desde la Fe (From the Faith) weekly of the Archdiocese of Mexico, in the midst of...
  • The Lone Man Resisting Judicial Tyranny

    07/03/2016 12:41:19 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 27 replies
    The Stand ^ | Monday, May 9, 2016 | Bryan Fischer
    The Constitution gives absolutely no authority, none, to the federal government to dictate marriage policy to the states. *** *** When the Obergefell case was decided by the Supreme Court, its ruling legally applied only to the plaintiffs before it, as is true in any case before any court. The concept of “judicial review” - in which the Court, and not Congress, gets to decide what the law is - is not found in the Constitution anywhere. It was invented out of the ether by Chief Justice John Marshall in 1803 as a way for the Court to grant dictatorial...
  • Muslim Marriage Counseling — Husband Attempts to Behead Wife

    07/03/2016 9:08:08 AM PDT · by blam · 34 replies
    Breitbart - Mirror ^ | 7-3-2016 | Elle Griffiths
    Elle Griffiths July 3, 2016 A horrifying clip, appearing to show the moment a man nearly be-headed his ‘wife’ before neighbours intervened, has emerged online. The disturbing footage opens with a man crouched over a woman lying in the street. It appears he is trying to steady himself while he holds her head and attempts to cut her throat. Read the rest of the story at Mirror.(snip)
  • EWTN Panel: Pope’s Comments on Marriage “Unacceptable”, “Reckless”

    06/29/2016 7:38:37 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 35 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | June 29, 2016 | Steve Skojec
    On the June 23rd episode of The World Over With Raymond Arroyo, we witnessed one of the best (if not the best) discussions of papal impropriety in mainstream Catholic news. Again and again, Arroyo shows us that he gets it. And his guests (even with Robert Royal’s tendency to softpedal things) are right there with him. If the video doesn’t take you there directly, go to 27:46. Even if you’re not a regular viewer of the show (or not a fan) this is definitely worth your time:
  • Debacle at the Lateran – Part I [Catholic Caucus]

    06/22/2016 9:58:58 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | June 20, 2016 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    It seems that Pope Francis is determined to be more and more provocative with each passing week, as if to reveal deeper and deeper layers of what appears to be a liberal, seventies-era Latin American Jesuit’s constitutional disdain for the supposed “rigidity” of orthodox Catholicism. By now the whole world knows that on June 14, during his customary rambling remarks, this time at a “pastoral conference” at Saint John Lateran, Francis declared that “the great majority of our sacramental marriages are null” because the spouses “don’t know what they say” when they say “Yes, for life.” He also dropped the...
  • Martini Pope: Cohabitating Couples Have Grace of "Real Marriage"

    06/20/2016 8:13:47 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 22 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | June 19, 2016 | John Vennari
    Francis Claims Those Who Cohabitate Can Have the “Grace of a Real Marriage” The Martini Legacy Continues By John Vennari Our Lord commanded Peter to confirm his brethren in the Faith (Luke 22:32). Pope Francis delights in doing the opposite. On June 16, at a question and answer session during a conference in Rome, Pope Francis implied that those living in “faithful” cohabitation can have “the grace of real marriage because of their fidelity.” Contrary to Francis’ claim, however, cohabitation can never carry within it the grace of real marriage, because it is the grave of real marriage. Continuing his...
  • St. John Paul II Adviser’s ‘Amoris Laetitia’ Follow-Up [Catholic Caucus]

    06/20/2016 5:29:20 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 6/20/2016 | Robert Spaemann
    The Pope complained that some — incited by the media — go more or less out of the way of his countless discussions on the alarming state of the family in order to get tied up on a footnote on the topic of receiving holy Communion. But the pre-synodal public discussion revolved only once around this topic, because there is actually only a yes-or-no answer here. The debate was continued, and, indeed, equally controversial as before, because the Pope refused to quote his predecessors’ clear statements concerning this matter and because his answer is so obviously equivocal that everyone can...
  • Papal comments on cohabitation and civil marriage suggest a direction

    06/19/2016 9:45:31 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    In Light of the Law ^ | June 18, 2016 | Edward Peters, JD, JCD, Ref. Sig. Ap.
    The pope’s most recent comments on marriage point in a disturbing direction but let’s address two important matters first. Point One. Cohabitation is not marriage. Largely overlooked amid the furor caused by Pope Francis’ rash claim that “the great part of our sacramental marriages are null”—an assertion reckless if false (which it is) and brimming with despair if true (which it is not), a claim followed not by an apology, an official retraction, or even a bureaucratic ‘clarification’ but instead by an Orwellian alteration of the pope’s words in Vatican records—overlooked, I say, in this greater mess was the pope’s...
  • I Can’t Stop Bashing My Husband to Other Moms, and I’m Sorry

    06/18/2016 11:57:16 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 179 replies
    We four women are well into our second drink at the bar when the war on men begins. “ … So he walks in ten minutes before the guests are supposed to arrive, still in his gym clothes, and asks if there’s anything he can do,” says my friend, a Long Island stay-at-home mother of three. “The table’s already set, the kids are already in bed, so I just tell him to get ready. And where do I find him five minutes later? Munching on the apps!” “Oh my God, at least he asked to help,” sniffs another mom. “My...