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  • 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 · 88 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...
  • The Bible Doesn't Condemn Polygamy, Pat Robertson Says

    06/09/2017 9:25:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 203 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | June 9, 2017 | Leonardo Blair
    Popular televangelist Pat Robertson, who serves as chancellor of Regent University and chairman of the Christian Broadcasting Network, has said he doesn't know of anything in the Bible that condemns polygamy — the practice of having more than one wife or husband at the same time. "I'm not sure I know anything in the Bible that indicates polygamy, as such, is against the Bible. But we don't do it and there are a lot of laws based on the New Testament [that] don't permit it, and that's where we are," Robertson said in a clip from "The 700 Club" series...
  • Vladimir Putin: It’s My “Duty” To Stop Gay Marriage

    06/16/2017 6:16:34 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 64 replies
    NewNowNext.xom ^ | 6/15/17 | Kristina Marusic
    In an interview with Oliver Stone, Putin declared "God has decided." Vladimir Putin claims it’s his “duty” to stop gay people from getting married. In an interview with Oliver Stone airing on Showtime this week, the Russian president explained that, as head of state, he was obligated “to uphold traditional values and family values.” His reasoning? “Because same-sex marriages will not produce any children. God has decided, and we have to care about birth rates in our country. We have to reinforce families.” “But,” he added, “that doesn’t mean that there should be any persecutions against anyone.” Repression of Russia’s...

    06/16/2017 8:55:05 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 53 replies
    The Liguorian ^ | March 17, 1957 | Donald F. Miller, C.SS.R.
    Some guiding principles for those who face the too common problem of an invalid marriage in the circle of their family or friends. ONE of the most common and difficult moral problems that must be faced by Catholics today is that concerning the right attitude to be taken toward Catholics who have publicly renounced the grace of God by entering an invalid marriage. Sometimes parents have to face the problem when a son or daughter takes this fateful step. Other relatives, friends, neighbours, business associates, fellow parishioners, not infrequently run into the same thing. All want an answer to questions...
  • VALUES-Loving v. Virginia, 50 years later: More new couples are racially mixed

    06/12/2017 2:57:17 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/12/17
    Fifty years after Mildred and Richard Loving's landmark legal challenge shattered the laws against interracial marriage in the U.S., some couples of different races still talk of facing discrimination, disapproval and sometimes outright hostility from their fellow Americans. Although the racist laws against mixed marriages are gone, several interracial couples said in interviews they still get nasty looks, insults and sometimes even violence when people find out about their relationships. "I have not yet counseled an interracial wedding where someone didn't have a problem on the bride's or the groom's side," said the Rev. Kimberly D. Lucas of St. Margaret's...
  • Netayanhu and his wife win lawsuit over ‘malicious and ugly’ Facebook post

    06/12/2017 12:09:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Spokesman-Review ^ | June 11, 2017 | Ruth Eglash, The Washington Post
    JERUSALEM – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, have won a defamation lawsuit against an Israeli journalist over a Facebook post he wrote claiming that the first lady had booted the premier out of the car in an official convoy after a heated argument. On Sunday, an Israeli magistrates court ordered the journalist, Igal Sarna, to pay the Israeli leader and his wife $28,300 for writing the post. The judge ruled that the post, at least in part, was “malicious and ugly, intended to humiliate and shame the plaintiffs.” Sarna, who works for popular Israeli daily Yediot...
  • The Marriage Crisis in the Catholic Church -

    06/07/2017 6:03:37 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    Rorate Caeli ^ | June 7, 2017 | New Catholic
    The Marriage Crisis in the Catholic Church - The Church and Asmodeus, by Don Pietro Leone (REVISED EDITION) After receiving a detailed critique of the section on Theology of the Body in the essay below, the author has seen fit to clarify certain parts of that section as well as that on Amoris Laetitia. There follows the corrected and revised version of the essay by Fr. Pietro Leone, a traditional priest in Italy. The booklet is available below as a 29-page PDF file:
  • Wife writes letter to Tech Support about her husband, the response she received is too funny

    06/06/2017 3:04:45 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 28 replies
    Nicer days ^ | April 1, 2016 | Nicerdays Tech Support
    Dear Tech Support, ’Last year I upgraded from Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0 and noticed a distinct slowdown in overall system performance, particularly in the flower and jewelry applications, which operated flawlessly under Boyfriend 5.0. In addition, Husband 1.0 uninstalled many other valuable programs, such as: Romance 9.5 and Personal Attention 6.5, and then installed undesirable programs such as: NBA 5.0, NFL 3.0 and Golf Clubs 4.1. Conversation 8.0 no longer runs, and House cleaning 2.6 simply crashes the system. Please note that I have tried running Nagging 5.3 to fix these problems, but to no avail. What can I...
  • Can You Actually Afford To Be A Polygamist? Here's What It Takes.

    05/26/2017 6:07:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Huffington Post - South Africa ^ | May 26, 2017 | Zongile Nhlapo
    Vusumuzi Mthembu, writing on polygamy in the Nguni culture, said: "Bathi asiganwe umfazi ngamunye. Lezi zintombi ezingangotshani zizophelelaphi? Ziyogana izinyamazane? Phinde!" Translated, it says "They say we must be married to one wife. What will then happen to these many women? Who will they marry? Deers? Never!" Perhaps the question Vusumuzi would have to answer today is: "If we want to marry many wives, can we afford to?" And this is what the University of KwaZulu-Natal's cultural expert, Gugu Mkhize says all polygamists-to-be must consider -- the financial implications of the practice. "Polygamy seems not viable in the 21st century...
  • Indian Woman 'Forced to Marry Pakistani at Gunpoint' Returns Home

    05/26/2017 10:21:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri May 26, 2017
    An Indian woman who says she was drugged, kidnapped and forced to marry a Pakistani man at gunpoint returned to India on Thursday amid much media fanfare and as tensions between the two South Asian neighbors rise. Uzma, whose family name cannot be given for legal reasons, said she met the Pakistani national in Malaysia and decided to travel to Pakistan on May 1 after he invited her to visit. But when she arrived she said the man forced her to sign a marriage contract at gunpoint and that she suffered physical and emotional violence for five days until she...
  • 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 · 107 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 · 206 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...