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  • Bradenton woman charged with running over ex-husband's foot after fight over sex

    11/17/2015 2:03:41 PM PST · by Gamecock · 28 replies
    Bradenton Herald ^ | November 16, 2015 | Wendy Luper
    MANATEE -- A 45-year-old woman was charged with domestic abuse after running over her ex-husband's foot after an argument about having sex in the rear of a storage unit, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office. Wendy Luper was married to the victim for 12 years, divorced and has gotten back together with him in the past six months, according to an arrest report. The two went to a storage unit in the 5700 block of 14th Street West at 6:54 p.m. Saturday to get some of the victim's stuff. While parked in the rear of the facility, Luper undressed...
  • Record Number Of Women Now Live In Parents' Basement, Lack Of Weddings Blamed

    11/11/2015 6:34:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Bloomberg Article via Zero Hedge ^ | 11/11/2015 | Bloomberg Copied By Tyler Durden
    It was less than two months ago that we brought you “The Mystery Of The ‘Missing Inflation’ Solved, And Why The US Housing Crisis Is About To Get Much Worse.” In it, we documented the inexorable rise of rents in America which, thanks to the housing crisis, has gone from being a society of homeowners to a society of renters, wiping out two decades of “progress” on the homeownership rate in the short span of seven years.Of course to a certain extent (scratch that, to a “great” extent), the market sowed the seeds of its own destruction by creating...
  • Pope's recent failure strengthens my Catholic faith

    11/06/2015 1:23:48 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 45 replies
    Alabama Media Group ^ | November 04, 2015 | J. Pepper Bryars
    Alabama can be an interesting place to be Catholic. On the one hand, it's challenging to live within an overwhelmingly evangelical community that generally believes our faith isn't authentic Christianity. "If he's a Christian, it's despite being Catholic," is how I've heard it said. On the other, we have great opportunities to learn from the thriving protestant communities that dominate the Bible Belt – their knowledge of scripture, how they make church fun for families, and how they build thriving, mission-minded congregations. But perhaps the greatest challenge, and opportunity, is when we're questioned by a knowledgeable and well-meaning protestant. While...
  • Why Aren't Any Republicans Talking About Getting Government Out of the Marriage Business?

    11/04/2015 8:58:46 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 21 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 04 October 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Look, you can be as close with any consenting adult as you like. I sure don't care what they're doing behind closed doors, either- why let things you cannot possibly control bother you? But 'marriage' exists for the purpose of creating families and providing a stable environment for the raising of children- and deep down, everybody knows it...Government needs to step-away from the moral side of this topic -which is really none of it's concern- and issue ANY and all couples 'civil partnership' arrangements, as is done in -of all places- France. People can pick whatever church they like...
  • #5142 - At Palestinian Stabber's Funeral, Father Marries Off Son

    11/02/2015 3:25:05 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 1/11/15
  • Russian Orthodox patriarch: Americans for natural marriage are ‘Confessors of the Faith’

    11/02/2015 1:41:30 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 8 replies ^ | Mon Nov 2, 2015 - 1:47 pm EST | Fr. Mark Hodges
    Fr. Mark Hodges Mon Nov 2, 2015 - 1:47 pm EST Russian Orthodox patriarch: Americans for natural marriage are ‘Confessors of the Faith’ MOSCOW, November 2, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – According to Patriarch Kirill, leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, Christians who stand for the ancient traditions of their faith are becoming "Confessors of the Faith," in the mold of the mutilated and exiled St. Maximos (+662 AD). Kirill met with famous American Evangelical leader Franklin Graham last week, with whom he shared his admiration for American evangelicals' defense of Christian morals. Kirill called those who suffer for their stand supporting...
  • Metropolitan Joseph's Archiepiscopal Directive On So-called "Same-Sex Marriage"

    11/01/2015 6:14:58 PM PST · by lightman · 7 replies
    Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese ^ | 29 October AD 2015 | Metropolitan JOSEPH
    Metropolitan Joseph's Archiepiscopal Directive On So-called "Same-Sex Marriage" Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America October 29, 2015 Christ is in our Midst! At the recently concluded meeting of the hierarchs of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, the attached directive was reviewed and approved for distribution to all of our clergy and laity.< Prologue The holy Church offers to her spiritual children the tender and sweet milk of the Gospel and the nourishing and substantive meat of spiritual guidance, encouragement, discipline, and reproof, so that Her children may flourish "in the fatherly adoption." Ours is a Christian...
  • 'I do, I do, I do:' Brazilian female trio get hitched

    10/31/2015 10:39:04 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 55 replies
    yahoo/afp ^ | 10/30/15 | Laura Bonilla
    Three's a crowd? Not in Brazil, where three women have defied deeply conservative trends in Congress and wider traditional mores by celebrating a polyamorous civil union. The happy trio, who reportedly have shared a bed for years and say they want to raise a child, took an oath of love in early October in the presence of Rio de Janeiro notary public Fernanda de Freitas Leitao. "This union is not just symbolic," because it defines "how they intend to have children," attorney Leitao said. The lovers -- a businesswomen and a dentist who are both 32 and a 34-year-old office...
  • Why Family Structure is So Important

    10/28/2015 1:26:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | October 28, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    It's been a good month for champions of the traditional family, but don't expect the family wars to be ending any time soon. In recent weeks, a barrage of new evidence has come to light demonstrating what was once common sense. "Family structure matters" (in the words of my American Enterprise Institute colleague Brad Wilcox, who is also the director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia). Princeton University and the left-of-center Brookings Institution released a study that reported "most scholars now agree that children raised by two biological parents in a stable marriage do better than...
  • Derek Jeter reportedly engaged to Hannah Davis

    10/28/2015 8:23:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Sporting News ^ | October 27 2015 | Steven Gaither
    One of baseball's greatest players, on and off the diamond, apparently will soon be off the available list. Former Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is engaged to model Hannah Davis after a three-year courtship, according to reports.
  • Clearly, the Pot Is Calling The Kettle Black!

    10/27/2015 6:14:39 PM PDT · by snowcloud · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/27/15 | Leigh Bravo
    A Federal judge, James E. Shadid, a nominee of the Obama administration and the only Arab Federal judge in Illinois, was lucky enough to draw a case involving religious discrimination against Muslims. Two Muslim drivers, hired by Star Transport, were fired for refusing to transport alcohol as part of their job, and as a result were fired. They then sued the company for religious discrimination, supported by the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) and won a $240,000 settlement. The question is not whether they were aware of the fact that Star Transport distributed alcohol, or whether or not there were...
  • Why Can't Two Gay Brothers Marry?

    10/23/2015 8:42:21 PM PDT · by 100American · 54 replies ^ | Oct 23, 2015 | Michael Brown One of the strongest arguments against consensual adult incest is that incestuous unions could result in children with genetic defects, but since that concern wouldnt apply to same-sex couples, an Irish political leader has argued that gay cousins should be allowed to marry. And that only begs the next obvious question: Why not gay brothers or gay sisters? As reported in the Irish Times, Independent Senator David Norris, himself gay, has said that gay cousins should be allowed to marry each other following the same-sex marriage referendum. It would not take a feather out of me if two cousins...
  • Report: Married Parents Raising Children Best Bet for Economic Prosperity of Family, Society

    10/23/2015 6:11:17 AM PDT · by xzins · 39 replies
    CNS ^ | October 22, 2015 | Penny Starr
    A report released by the American Enterprise Institutes Institute for Family Studies showed that strong families have a direct impact on the economy in the states where they live and work and that married parents raising children are better predictors of economic mobility, child poverty and median family income than other demographics such as race or education. Higher levels of marriage, and especially higher levels of married-parent families, are strongly associated with more economic growth, more economic mobility, less child poverty and higher median family income at the state level in the United States, the report stated. Using data from...
  • Marriage And Economic Growth A Match Made In Heaven

    10/22/2015 4:54:10 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 5 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/21/2015 | Staff
    Economics: Those struggling to explain stagnant middle-class wages and sluggish economic growth may be overlooking a key ingredient fewer people are getting married. That's the finding of a new study.
  • Marriage And Economic Growth A Match Made In Heaven

    10/22/2015 4:42:43 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 11 replies
    Investors Busniness Daily ^ | Oct 21, 2015 | Editorial
    Economics: Those struggling to explain stagnant middle-class wages and sluggish economic growth may be overlooking a key ingredient fewer people are getting married. That's the finding of a new study. [snip] States with the highest marriage rates, it found, had a $1,451 higher per-capita GDP than those at the bottom of the marriage pile. This relationship is actually a stronger predictor of these measures of well-being than commonly measured variables like the educational, racial, and age compositions of states, the study concluded. [snip] Yet, as the AEI researchers note, "economists across the ideological spectrum have failed to investigate whether...
  • Where Are the Christian Celebrities on Marriage?

    10/21/2015 12:57:34 PM PDT · by DWW1990 · 4 replies
    Trevor Grant ^ | 10/20/15 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    Throughout history, and the world over, the union of one man and one woman is the foundation of every social institution. Strong and healthy marriages lead to strong and healthy families. Strong and healthy families lead to strong and healthy communities. Strong and healthy communities lead to strong and healthy churches, schools, businesses, governments, and so on. Whats more, marriage is the Crown of Creation. It is the priority relationship within the family, with all other relationships being subordinate, and functioning subject, to it. After our relationship with our Creator, the most important relationship in the universe is the relationship...
  • Why Not Three? The Question Gay Activists Cannot Answer

    10/20/2015 8:04:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | October 20, 2015 | Michael Brown
    We knew this was coming for some time now, and there are already throuples (meaning three men or three women in committed relationships) in America and other nations, but for the first time, one of these throuples has come up with an innovative way to be legally married or at least almost legally married. Two Canadian men, Adam Grant and Shayne Curran, were married in 2011. In 2012, they met Sebastian Tran in a nightclub and decided to turn their relationship into a threesome. Now, the fact that they involved a third person in their sex lives is not...
  • Catholic Teaching on Marriage and Divorce - the Bible, Our Lord, and the Constant Teaching...

    10/20/2015 6:21:03 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 2 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 10/20/15 | John Lamont
    "Catholic Teaching on Marriage and Divorce - the Bible, Our Lord, and the Constant Teaching, simple and to the point" Catholic teaching on marriage theological background The subject of Catholic marriage is now being hotly debated at the current session of the Synod on the Family. It is thus helpful to have available an account of the essentials of Scriptural teaching on this subject, which this article will attempt to provide. The starting point for this account is the text of Deuteronomy 24;1-4: If a man take a wife, and have her, and she find not favour in his...
  • Cdl. Sarah Speaks Out

    10/15/2015 7:43:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 10/15/15 | Bradley Eli
    Cardinal Robert Sarah of Guinea, speaking Saturday of the Ordinary Synod on the Family, declared, "There is an agenda they are trying to impose." The prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship made these remarks in a joint October 10 interview with Aleteia and the National Catholic Register following a meeting of African bishops in Rome. The West African cardinal based this concern, in part, on the fact that three controversial paragraphs, which did not receive the necessary two-thirds majority approval at last year's Extraordinary Synod of Bishops, were included in the Instrumentum Laboris the three-part working document for...
  • Kim Davis' Lawyers: No Need to Change Marriage Licenses After Controversy

    10/14/2015 10:58:00 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 46 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 13, 2015 | PETE WILLIAMS and ERIK ORTIZ
    Lawyers for Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis say the marriage licenses issued by her office are binding and no further action is required by a federal judge to change them. "Marriage licenses are being issued in Rowan County, which [Kentucky Gov. Steven Beshear] and Kentucky attorney general have approved as valid, which are recognized by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and which are deemed acceptable by the couples who received them," her lawyers said in court filings Tuesday.
  • Bar the doors?

    10/14/2015 11:14:39 AM PDT · by Retain Mike · 3 replies
    World Magazine ^ | October 17, 2015 | Daniel James Devine
    The U.S. Supreme Courts gay marriage decision may increase the likelihood churches will face LGBT lawsuits. Heres how some are protecting themselves.
  • Why Are Married Couples With Kids Wealthier Than Other Americans?

    10/14/2015 10:35:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies ^ | October 14, 2015 | Terry Jeffrey
    When the Census Bureau recently released its 2014 data on household income in the United States, the numbers once again pointed to a basic trend that this nation's liberal political and cultural elite has no interest in publicizing. Married people with children generally do better financially than other Americans. As previously noted in this column, this was true in 2013. We now know it remained true in 2014. The overall median household income in the United States in 2014 was $53,657. Female householders in a nonfamily household had a median income of $26,673, according to the Census Bureau's Table HINC-01....
  • Sister Lucia: Final Confrontation between the Lord and Satan will be over Family and Marriage.

    10/13/2015 10:11:44 AM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    OnePeter5 ^ | October 12, 2015 | Steve Skojec
    Rorate Caeli has released a translation of a remarkable interview, originally published in 2008, with Cardinal Carlo Caffara of Bologna. In it, he references correspondence he had with Sister Lucia, the principle visionary of Our Lady at Fatima: Q. There is a prophecy by Sister Lucia dos Santos, of Fatima, which concerns the final battle between the Lord and the kingdom of Satan. The battlefield is the family. Life and the family. We know that you were given charge by John Paul II to plan and establish the Pontifical Institute for the Studies on Marriage and the Family.
  • Men Are More Disinclined to Marry Than Ever A Reflection on a Serious Problem

    10/12/2015 8:32:47 AM PDT · by Salvation · 155 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-11-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Men Are More Disinclined to Marry Than Ever – A Reflection on a Serious Problem Msgr. Charles Pope • October 11, 2015 • A 2012 report on men and marriage by the Pew Research Center shows statistically what many of us have noticed anecdotally: men are finding marriage less desirable than in the past and are now marrying later, if at all.In today’s post I want to present some excerpts from a hard-hitting article that appeared at Lifesite News in 2013, commenting on the Pew study. The full article can be read here: Men Giving Up on Marriage.As usual, I...
  • Marriage Is a Miracle! A Homily for the 27th Sunday of the Year

    10/04/2015 7:13:50 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-03-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Marriage Is a Miracle! A Homily for the 27th Sunday of the Year Msgr. Charles Pope • October 3, 2015 • Both today’s first reading and the gospel speak to us of the miracle of marriage. If your marriage is working even reasonably well, it is a miracle! We live in an age that is poisonous to marriage. Many people look for marriage to be ideal, and if there is any ordeal, they want a new deal. Our culture says, if it doesn’t work out, bail out. Thus, successful marriages today are a miracle. But marriages are also a miracle...

    10/01/2015 9:17:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 1, 2015 | Austin Ruse
    The meeting between Pope Francis and Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis came at the invitation of a high-ranking Vatican official connected to the Secretariat of State of the Holy See acting on behalf of the Pope himself, Breitbart News has learned. According to a person involved in arranging the meeting but who requested anonymity, the Vatican official called Robert Moynihan, editor of Inside the Vatican who is well known in Rome. The official asked Moynihan if he could help arrange a meeting while the Pope was in the United States.
  • Soul Mates? Why Many Christian Marriages End Up In Divorce

    09/30/2015 2:40:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 102 replies
    BreakPoint ^ | 09/29/2015 | Eric Metaxas
    You want to know one reason why so many Christian marriages end up in divorce? Ronald Reagan once quipped that the trouble with his political opponents, is not that they are ignorant. Its just that they know so much that isnt so. Well, Ive had a bee in my bonnet for years over something that far too many of my fellow Christians believe in that just isnt so. I speak, gentle listener, of the whole soul mate nonsense, especially when it comes to finding a husband or wife. Let me be perfectly clear: No matter how many ads for Christian...
  • Pope Francis Reaffirms that Catholic Marriage is Indissoluble

    09/30/2015 11:43:25 AM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    Aletelia ^ | September 30, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    Answering a question about the Synod and annulment reform, Pontiff says the door to divorce is closed Those who fear that the Church is about to allow divorced Catholics to remarry can take heart by something Pope Francis said on his way back to Rome from the United States.The Pope’s words might also reassure those worried that his recent motu proprio Mitis Iudex reforming the annulment process will weaken the sanctity of the marriage bond.“Marriage is indissoluble when it is a sacrament. And this the Church cannot change. It’s doctrine. It’s an indissoluble sacrament,” the Pope told reporters during an...
  • Why Was The Pope's Meeting With Kim Davis A Secret?

    09/30/2015 12:56:41 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies ^ | September 30, 2015 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D
    To many observers, it may seem strange that the Vatican would choose to keep a secret of what has been called the most significant meeting of the Popes entire trip to the United States: his 15-minute encounter with Kentucky County Clerk, Kim Davis.
  • Gay Couples in Common Law Marriage States: Call Your Lawyer

    09/30/2015 7:39:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | September 30, 2015 | Sarah Rumpf
    A wedding is not just two people exchanging rings; it is an entanglement of their personal, legal, and business affairs. For better or for worse, marriage affects a broad and substantial list of rights involving inheritance, property, child custody, and more. Now that gay marriage is legal in all fifty states, both the people involved in gay relationships and the legislators drafting the laws that govern all these rights need to carefully analyze the issues presented. As it turns out, those who cheered the decision [legalizing homosexual marriage] may have their own reasons to worry. The Law of Unintended Consequences...
  • Where 'gays' are heroes, pedophiles victims, Christians crazy (morality's continued 'evolution'...)

    09/28/2015 10:36:38 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    WND ^ | September 25, 2015 | Unattributed
    Experts say morality's continued 'evolution' has no limits Traditional morality regarding sex isnt just collapsing, its being inverted. Homosexuals, whose behavior once was illegal and reviled, are heroes. Pedophiles, considered among the lowest of the low for millennia, are being characterized as victims. And if you think theres something wrong about all of this, you might have a mental disorder. Its a perspective that Paul Kengor, a university professor, historian and author of Takedown: From Communists to Progressives, How the Left Has Sabotaged Family and Marriage, argues is being pursued aggressively by Democrats. Once upon a time, you would have...
  • Government officials have right to refuse gay marriage licenses: pope

    09/28/2015 7:09:03 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | 28 September 2015 | Reuters
    Pope Francis said on Monday government officials have a human right to refuse to discharge a duty, such as issuing marriage licenses to homosexuals, if they feel it violates their conscience.
  • Pope Says Civil Marriage And Christian Marriage No Longer The Same In U.S.

    09/27/2015 9:31:30 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies ^ | September 27, 2015 | Dr. Thomas D. Williams,PH.D.
    Pope Francis warns marriage has been stretched and distorted in the United States, to the point where it is no longer even similar to the Christian sacrament of matrimony. The pontiff noted the unprecedented changes taking place in contemporary society, with their social, cultural and sadly now juridical effects on family bonds, referring to the Supreme Course decision in June to legalize same-sex marriage for the entire nation in Obergefell v. Hodges.
  • The I dont generation: Over 30% of Millennials expected to remain single past age 40

    09/24/2015 1:03:20 PM PDT · by BJ1 · 56 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 09/23/2015 | Kirsten Andersen
    The average age of first marriage in the United States is 27, but that number may soon quickly rise, as young adults choose to delay marriage and many opt not to marry at all. A recent study by the Urban Institute has predicted that if current trends continue, more than 30 percent of so-called Millennials defined by the studys authors as young adults born between 1980 and 1990 will still be unmarried at age 40. Thats the highest percentage of any generation in recent history: Only 9 percent of female Baby Boomers and 18 percent of Gen X...
  • Pope Francis' Speech To Congress Didn't Mention Abortion, Gay Marriage By Name

    09/24/2015 8:35:27 AM PDT · by xzins · 151 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 09/24/2015 | Jaweed Kaleem
    In a 3,404-word address, he used only 75 words on the two topics. Pope Francis touched on many topics in his speech to Congress, but conservatives may have expected him to say more about abortion and same-sex marriage. During his historic speech at a joint meeting of Congress on Thursday, Pope Francis hit upon a variety of issues that have defined the Catholic church: protecting the environment, helping the poor, addressing the plight of immigrants, abolishing the death penalty and taking a stand against the proliferation of the weapons trade, to name a few. Yet, while the pope had strong...
  • Ted Cruz: Pope Francis Leads On Abortion, Marriage, And Religious Liberty

    09/23/2015 9:36:57 AM PDT · by Isara · 47 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 23, 2015 | Ted Cruz
    In an era when many global leaders are descending to relativism, Pope Francis continues to proclaim the truth. In the past few months, we have witnessed the gravest attacks on life, marriage, and religious liberty that our nation has ever endured. Planned Parenthood is profiting from unborn babies they dismember. The Supreme Court has undermined the truth of marriage in all 50 states. And Christians are being fined, and even thrown in jail, for their faith. These recent actions are attempting to rip by the roots the tenets that have made this nation the freest on the face of the...

    09/22/2015 6:20:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 09/22/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Kim Davis, the Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk who spent five days in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in compliance with a judges order and who resumed work a few days ago is still not doing her court-ordered job, say couples whove tried to get their proper wedding documentation. And theyve taken their case back to court, saying Davis needs to fully comply or face fines. Reuters reported Davis is issuing forms that contain material changes, not the original, official ones. Specifically, shes taken the documents pertaining to marriage licenses and removed the references...
  • Cloward-Piven Goes to Rome

    09/22/2015 5:53:09 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut
    First Things ^ | 9/15/15 | Maureen Mullarkey
    The pope, too, has a pen and a phone. Has Francis motu proprio trumped the Synod? Or handicapped conservatives? Hard to say. But one thing now is certain: Marriage is indissoluble except when it is not. Put another way, indissolubility is revealed to be more soluble than we had previously understood... ...Analyses of this latest twist of the mercy spanner have been piling up. Papal apologists offer their expected apologias; critics beg to differ. Among those with differences are some very serious, informed voices. Some insist nothing has changed; neater and kinder is all. Others discern a material shift: The...
  • This guy went to college, but it doesn't make him husband material [Difficulty finding eligible men]

    09/19/2015 7:32:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 190 replies
    New York Post ^ | 09/16/2015 | By Karol Markowicz
    Its a complaint at least as old as Sex and the City: Where are all the good, dateable men? Why are there so many amazing women and so few acceptable mates for them? For a long time, the conclusions drawn were that women were doing something wrong. Too aggressive, not aggressive enough, not putting themselves out there, putting themselves out there a little too often. A new book Date-onomics: How Dating Became a Lopsided Numbers Game by Jon Birger sets out to show that women arent doing anything wrong: There just arent enough Mr. Rights to go around. Birger explains...
  • Obamas Tasteless Welcome of Pope Francis

    09/18/2015 10:42:52 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 32 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 18, 2015 | Katrina Trinko
    Maybe we shouldnt expect anything much from a president who gave Queen Elizabeth an iPod filled with his own speeches, and who gave former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown a set of American movies on DVDs that didnt work in the U.K. But the way this White House is choosing to welcome Pope Francis is appalling. When Francis arrives at the White House on Wednesday for a welcome reception, his greeters will include Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Anglican bishop whos now a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, a think-tank with ties to the...
  • Family Leaders Alarmed at Pope Francis Personal Invitees for Synod

    09/18/2015 8:38:18 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 9/15/15 | Pete Baklinski
    ROME, September 15, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Life and family leaders worldwide are alarmed by a list the Vatican released today containing the names of those who will participate in the upcoming Synod on the Family, including a special list of 45 prelates handpicked by Pope Francis, many of whom publicly support positions contrary to the teaching or practice of the Catholic Church. The Ordinary Synod has a heterodox agenda and many of the prelates attending it have already shown themselves either supportive of that agenda or unwilling to resist it, stated Voice of the Family, a group of Catholic laity...
  • The Africans Will Save the Synod, the Church, and the World (Catholic Caucus)

    09/18/2015 2:14:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | September 18, 2015 | AUSTIN RUSE
    I understand spin. Spin is not lying. It is capturing the narrative. If your side does not capture the narrative, the other side will. The other side most likely will have the media on their side so capturing the narrative is so much easier for them. Still, you must try.Therefore, I fully understand the gaggle of faithful Catholics gathered here and there in cafs near the Vatican pressroom during those October days of the Extraordinary Synod last fall. Huddled together, coming up with talking points, trying to capture the narrative.The progressive narrative on that first day when the Vatican...
  • Kasper, Danneels, Schonborn, Cupich, Wuerl and Maradiaga appointed by Pope Francis to Synod

    09/15/2015 3:43:25 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 9/15/15 | Augustinus
    The finalized, complete list of participants in the Synod of Bishops in 2015 was published in today's Vatican Bollettino: XIV General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops (October 4 to 25 2015) - List of Participants, 15/09/2015. In addition to the Synod officers (who are all hold-overs from last year's "Extraordinary Synod"), delegates elected by the Bishops' Conferences and the Union of Superior Generals and confirmed by the Pope as Synod members months ago, and ex officio participants (the heads of the Eastern Catholic Churches and the Prefects or Presidents of Curial dicasteries), the final list contains the names of...
  • Quo Usque Tandem, Francisce, Abutere Patientia Christi?

    Quo usque tandem.... I know, I know I am borrowing heavily from Cicero here. But it seems to me that the Vatican Catilina is not going to enjoy the rest of his disgraceful pontificate, which we hope will be short anyway. The rather explosive news is now everywhere: a seven-page document gravely accusing Francis of incompetence and tampering with doctrine is being circulated within the Vatican, and has been very fittingly leaked to the press. We do not have the translation, but there can be no doubt that the content is brutal. From what I can see the grievances concern...
  • Socci: With Papally-Mandated "Catholic Divorce" destroying a Sacrament, Schism Looms...

    09/16/2015 4:58:58 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 8 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 9/16/15 | Antonio Socci
    "Socci: With Papally-Mandated "Catholic Divorce" destroying a Sacrament, Schism Looms Large on the Catholic Horizon" "Newsweek" recently had a photo of Pope Francis on their front-cover with the headline: Is the Pope Catholic?. Subtitle: Of course he is. You just wouldnt know it from his press clips. Indeed, it is a legitimate question, seeing that the Argentine Pope has prayed in a Mosque and said in an interview to Scalfari: There is no Catholic God. The anxiety in the Church is now becoming enormous after the 8th of September. In fact with two Motu Proprios on the nullity of marriage,...
  • Note: Avoiding the requirements of Mitis would not be easy for bishops

    09/15/2015 3:56:10 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    In Light of the Law ^ | September 14, 2015 | Edward Peters, JD, JCD, Ref. Sig. Ap.
    If Pope Francis Mitis Iudex becomes law it will require, among other things, that arch/bishops personally assess, and in some cases adjudicate, certain kinds of marriage nullity petitions. Now obviously some, perhaps many, prelates will feel (based on their lack of advanced canonical training, and/or their personal indisposition toward juridic work, and/or their concerns for negative implications to their wider pastoral work that having to choose between types of petitions and individual parties in annulment cases will inevitably provoke) inadequate to this task. Already I am hearing, however, that arch/bishops looking to avoid their looming judicial and procedural responsibilities under...
  • Head of Annulment Commission: Francis is Channeling Christ - Don't Cross Him!

    09/15/2015 5:13:11 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 36 replies
    Manhound's Paradise ^ | September 15, 2015 | Manhound
    Rorate Caeli just translated an article that appeared in L'Ossevatore Romano on September 8. It was written by Msgr. Pio Vito Pinto, the head of the Commission for the reform of the canonical process--in other words the point man for the recently announced annulment reforms. What he writes is stunning. And chilling. The three main points are these: +The annulment reforms are not merely procedural reforms to introduce more fairness and efficiency in the process, but a full-scale revolution in thought and practice towards the marriage validity question, designed to radically increase the number of annulments. +It is Christ, acting...
  • Pope Francis says half of marriages today are invalid. He's wrong.

    05/22/2014 7:38:39 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 77 replies
    The Week ^ | 5/20/14 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    T o much fanfare in the press, Pope Francis has started a "dialogue" about the Catholic Church's marriage practices. The part that has received the most attention is whether civilly divorced and civilly remarried Catholics should be admitted to Holy Communion, without having to abandon their second marriage, which the church recognizes as continuing adultery. This issue will be addressed by the bishops of the Catholic Church at a "Synod on the Family" over this year and next. Unfortunately, the pope's favorite theologian and the pope himself have initiated this discussion in a befogging cloud of pessimism. The pope is...
  • Kim Davis Seeks Right to Refuse to Issue Marriage Licenses to Gay Couples Until Case Is Settled

    09/13/2015 7:43:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/12/2015 | Anugrah Kumar
    Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who was in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in defiance of a Supreme Court ruling, filed a motion Friday asking an appeals court to allow her to refuse to issue licenses when she returns to work Monday, until her case is settled. In the motion filed with the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, the Rowan County clerk's attorneys urged that her entire office be allowed to abstain from issuing marriage licenses pending the court's decision on the case. Her attorneys argued that U.S. District Judge David Bunning's initial order...
  • Supreme Court Illegally Strikes Down Marriage Laws in Four States

    09/12/2015 7:37:54 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 11 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | June 26, 2015 | Tim Brown
    Supreme Court Illegally Strikes Down Marriage Laws in Four States - Each Justice Approving Should Be Immediately Impeached On Friday, the Supreme Court illegally ruled to strike down four state marriage laws. The 5-4 ruling is said to make way for sodomy-based "marriage." The ruling illegally addressed Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee's lawful declaration that marriage is between a man and a woman. The Washington Times reports: The ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges said the 14th Amendment requires a state to license a marriage between people of same-sex, and also recognize same-sex marriages from out of state. The 14th Amendment,...