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  • If You Are Married to a Trump Supporter, Divorce Them

    08/13/2017 6:22:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 135 replies
    Harper's Bazaar ^ | August 11, 2017 | Jennifer Wright
    With every week, life under the Trump administration becomes more unnerving. The administration is trying to “phase out” the 15,000 trans people in the military, Trump is basically threatening nuclear war with North Korea and Mueller is tapping a Grand Jury to look into the Russia connection. We live in interesting times, and by interesting, I mean on the very verge of the second dark ages. Or, at least, some people believe that. Other people believe everything is fine, somehow.
  • Disney's pro-gay cartoon for preschoolers: 12 facts you need to know

    08/11/2017 6:46:47 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 40 replies
    Lifesite News ^ | August 9, 2017 | Claire Chretien
    Disney Junior released an episode of a cartoon aimed at preschoolers that depicted two "married" lesbian moms. Doc McStuffins, a show about an aspiring doctor who "fixes" toys with help from friends, featured a family led by two "moms" in its August 5 episode "The Emergency Plan." Although Doc McStuffins has been praised by many cultural critics for its depiction of a young African-American female doctor, it's now under fire for its most recent episode pushing same-sex "marriage." Here are 12 facts about Doc McStuffins. The creator of the show, Chris Nee, is in a same-sex 'marriage.' Michelle Obama...
  • Clarence Thomas: 'Another Example of This Court’s Increasingly Cavalier Attitude Toward the States'

    02/10/2015 6:03:47 AM PST · by xzins · 141 replies
    CNS ^ | February 9, 2015 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    In a dissenting opinion joined by Justice Antonin Scalia, Justice Clarence Thomas excoriated his fellow justices for refusing to temporarily stop enforcement of a federal district judge's ruling that overturned the marriage laws of the state of Alabama and ordered Alabama to recognize as legal "marriages" unions between two people of the same sex. On Jan. 23, U.S. District Judge Callie Granade ruled that Alabama laws limiting marriage to the union of one man and one woman violated the 14th Amendment guarantee of equal protection of the law. Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange petitioned the Supreme Court to prevent the...
  • Parish life has become insufferably middle-class

    08/06/2017 3:49:20 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 43 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | August 3, 2017 | Matthew Walther
    Marriage and baptism are not bourgeois rites of passage. We need to make them easierThere are plenty of things for which I thank God: good friends, the health of my children, the glorious tenth anniversary of Summorum Pontificum, the fact that the Detroit Tigers will not be trading their star pitcher Justin Verlander. Another is the fact that my wife and I were never made to attend a Catholic marriage preparation course.If we had been members of a parish where the mind-numbingly dull half-year of expensive weekend retreats had been required, we would have gone through with it, obviously. Offering...
  • How the LGBT Movement Used Fake Science to Push Gay Marriage

    07/25/2017 10:54:57 AM PDT · by NYer · 43 replies
    The Stream ^ | July 24, 2017 | AUSTIN RUSE
    In his book 32 Yolks, Eric Ripert, head chef and owner of Michelin three-starred Le Bernardin in New York City, tells the story of his parents’ divorce when he was 5 years old: I went from being a happy kid to a kind of pint-sized depressive. From the time I was 5 until I went away to cooking school and for many years after, I was rarely truly happy — just different degrees of sad. Ripert says that from the moment his parents split up, when he was with his mother, he missed his father; when he was with...
  • A Smile for Monday

    07/24/2017 10:52:43 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 21 replies
    friends' email circulation | 7/24/2017 | unknown
    BEWARE OF THAT UNDERWEAR DUST! One evening a husband, thinking he was being funny, said to his wife, 'Perhaps we should start washing your clothes in 'Slim Fast'. Maybe it would take a few inches off of your butt!' His wife was not amused, and decided that she simply couldn't let such a comment go unrewarded. The next morning the husband took a pair of underwear out of his drawer. 'What the heck is this?' he said to himself as a little 'dust' cloud appeared when he shook them out. 'Cathy', he hollered into the bathroom, 'Why did you put...
  • Same-sex ‘marriage’: Religious right was right all along

    07/20/2017 3:37:24 AM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 19, 2017 | Charles LiMandri
    July 18, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — For 12 years before the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex "marriage" in 2015, I wrote and lectured extensively on why this development would be fraught with peril. I even recorded a three CD set on the topic for Catholic Answers in 2011. As the General Counsel for the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) in California, I also campaigned extensively for the passage of Proposition 8. This State Constitutional Amendment passed with a majority vote in liberal California, as did similar ones in 30 other states. Yet, by a mere vote of 5-4, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down all of those state...
  • Is it a Sin to Watch ‘Game of Thrones’?

    07/16/2017 8:24:11 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 50 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | July 16, 2017 | JP
    The sermon was titled “Fatal Attraction.” It was a cautionary message to those of us who were married members of the congregation to scrupulously observe the wedding vows we took according to God’s holy ordinance: To have and to hold each other from our wedding day forward. To forsake all others who might come between us. To love each other, comfort each other and keep each other, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness, in health, until death do us part. But wait, said the junior pastor. He had an additional vow to suggest to Christ- following...
  • Over 30 And Single? Are Your Standards Too High?

    07/12/2017 8:00:27 PM PDT · by BJ1 · 60 replies
    Huffington Post UK ^ | 07/12/2017 | Kenty Lichtenberg
    The film industry has messed with our relationship perceptions, would you agree? We are constantly expecting to have the perfect, fairy tale relationship - like Hollywood ruined real life relationships didn’t it? We expect to have Chuck and Blair or Allie and Noah love story. But nothing is further from that truth. We love to imagine that you will traditionally fall in love or that you’ll randomly meet your perfect “other half” in the back of a limo. Sure enough, you will encounter your peak and low moments, but in essence you dream of finding that special soul mate you...
  • Risqué or Risky?

    07/10/2017 3:58:33 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 20 replies
    emails from friends | 7/10/2017 | unknown
    Sixteen Logical Reasons Why Some Men Have Dogs Instead of Wives: 1. The later you are, the more excited your dog is to see you. 2. Dogs don't notice if you call them by another dog's name. 3. Dogs like it if you leave lots of things on the floor. 4. Dogs' parents never visit. 5. Dogs agree that you have to raise your voice to get your point across. 6. You never have to wait for a dog; they're ready to go, instantly, 24 hours a day. 7. Dogs find you amusing when you're pissed. 8. Dogs like to...
  • We need to talk about polygamous refugee families, says Irish Muslim leader

    07/09/2017 5:33:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    iNews ^ | June 16, 2017 | Karl McDonald
    A Muslim religious leader in Ireland has called for a debate around the recognition of polygamous families after a court refused to recognise the second wife of a Lebanese refugee who has become a naturalised citizen. Dr Ali Selim of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland said families fleeing warzones are “disintegrating” because of laws in this country that don’t exist at home. “Now is not yesterday’s situation,” he told i. “People are forced to leave their country, where they used to live in accordance with the legislation of that country.” “This raises questions we have not faced before.” The...
  • The Story of Hosea and What It Teaches About God and Holy Matrimony

    07/06/2016 7:13:40 AM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-05-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Story of Hosea and What It Teaches About God and Holy Matrimony Msgr. Charles Pope • July 5, 2016 • We are currently reading from the Book of the Prophet Hosea at daily Mass. The story of the Prophet Hosea’s troubled marriage is a powerful testimony to two things: our own tendency to be unfaithful to God, but also of God’s passionate love for us. We do well to recall the story, especially given the “great debate” among some in the Church today over the question of divorce and remarriage. And while there are many painful stories of...
  • Shortage of eligible men has left women taking desperate steps to preserve their fertility [tr]

    07/05/2017 6:00:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 97 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | July 4,2017 | Laura Donnelly
    A dearth of marriagable men has left an “oversupply” of educated women taking desperate steps to preserve their fertility, experts say. The first global study into egg freezing found that shortages of eligible men were the prime reason why women had attempted to take matters into their own hands.
  • The Carnage of Divorce

    06/29/2017 7:47:51 AM PDT · by Salvation · 58 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-29-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Carnage of Divorce Msgr. Charles Pope • June 28, 2017 • Almost two decades ago, as a younger priest, I remember trying to save a marriage. Sadly, by the second counseling session I concluded that the couple really had no intention of trying to save the marriage. Rather, they were looking to me to assuage their guilt and to console them by telling them they were really “doing the right thing,” that God wanted them to be happy and would not mind if they divorced. I could do no such thing.At a critical moment the couple said, in...
  • Men Don’t Want to Be Nurses. Their Wives Agree.

    06/28/2017 6:27:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 24, 2017 | Susan Chira
    It seems like an easy fix. Traditionally male factory work is drying up. The fastest-growing jobs in the American economy are those that are often held by women. Why not get men to do them? The problem is that notions of masculinity die hard, in women as well as men. It’s not just that men consider some of the jobs that will be most in demand — in health care, education and administration — to be unmanly or demeaning, or worry that they require emotional skills they don’t have. So do some of their wives, prospective employers and women in...
  • Harvard Study Shows the Main Reason Wives Divorce Husbands [Husbands Not Making Money] [ed]

    06/27/2017 5:28:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 102 replies
    Intellectual Takeout ^ | June 21, 2017 | Jon Miltimore
    It’s common knowledge that roughly half of marriages today end in divorce. This is up significantly from the 1960s, when about 30 percent of marriages ended in divorce within 15 years. The underlying social and economic changes that have spurred this increase remain a bit of a mystery. But the topic was taken up in a massive 2016 study conducted by Harvard sociology professor Alexandra Killewald.
  • 4 Cardinals Request That Pope Clarify Stance on Divorce, Remarriage

    06/26/2017 1:47:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/26/2017 | Michael Gryboski
    Four theologically conservative cardinals have sent a new letter to Pope Francis asking for the head of the 1 billion-strong Roman Catholic Church to clarify his stance on divorce and remarriage. (Photo: Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi)Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church addresses the faithful at the St. Peter's Square in Rome.Posted by Vatican journalist Sandro Magister to his blog earlier this week, the letter was signed by Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, emeritus archbishop of Bologna, on behalf of himself and the other three cardinals and was sent in late April amid confusion in the church body.At issue was the release in April...
  • It’s a Glorious, Glorious Life

    06/23/2017 7:47:56 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-22-17 | Christopher Baker
    It’s a Glorious, Glorious Life Christopher Baker • June 22, 2017 • Last week, in preparation for our celebration of the Archdiocese of Washington’s Marriage Jubilarian Mass, we produced this video about Bob and Laurin Balkam, a husband and wife from the Greatest Generation.Before the interview could start, Bob said, “I’ll tell you my life story and you see what you think. And I’ll try to do it in about five minutes.” But you can neither tell a 75-year love story in five minutes, nor help but take away some life lessons.The first lesson to take away is the...
  • Austrian Church Blesses Gay-Pseudo-Marriage [Catholic Caucus]

    06/20/2017 8:31:11 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | June 20, 2017 | Gloria TV
    On June 17th, a socialist politician, Herbert Pfeffer, staged his gay pseudo-marriage with a certain Mathias Goldhahn in front of the town administration of Traismauer, Austria. The parish-priest, Fr Wolfgang Payrich, was present and blessed the gay-pseudo-marriage, Austrian media writes. Fr Payrich belongs to the Augustinians of Herzogenburg, near St Pölten, and is the spiritual assistant of the St Pölten Diocese's Family Association. The diocese is run by Opus Dei Bishop Klaus Küng (76). Another Austrian parish priest, Fr Christoph Pernter, a Norbertine from Innsbruck, hailed Fr Payrich's gay-blessing on Facebook saying that it is important, that homosexuals can live...
  • The Three Divorce Magnets: Knowing the pitfalls that can derail a marriage will help you avoid them

    06/17/2017 6:57:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/17/2017 | Diane Medved
    EditorÂ’s Note: The following is excerpted from Diane MedvedÂ’s DonÂ’t Divorce, and reprinted here with permission. On June 21, the author and her husband, radio host Michael Medved, will join NR senior editor Jay Nordlinger for a public conversation at SeattleÂ’s Town Hall, hosted by the Discovery Institute. Space is limited, so please pre-register here. Even the best marriages are subject to forces in our pro-divorce culture that exert pressure toward dissatisfaction. TheyÂ’re magnets that tug spouses apart in their moments of ennui, frustration, or anger, and the inertia of their pull can ultimately propel them to a receptive...