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  • Exclusive: We'll never give her back! Biological family of 9-year-old girl ripped from foster parent

    05/16/2014 10:18:00 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 56 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16 May 2014 | By Will Payne and Sara Malm
    "The biological family of a little girl taken from her foster parents and returned to her jailbird father have branded her adoptive mom and dad, ‘selfish’ for fighting to get her back and vowed never to give her up again. Sonya, aged nine, had been in the care of Kim and David Hodgin, from Dickson, Tennessee for more than seven years, but she was recently handed over to ex-con John McCaul in Omaha, Nebraska. The Hodgin family have released a heart-breaking phone conversation, revealing Sonya’s desperate pleas, begging to be reunited with them."
  • Dad's viral videos totally nail Saturday mornings for parents

    04/09/2014 2:04:38 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 19 replies
    Today Moms ^ | April 8, 2014 | Alesandra Dubin
    Being a mom or dad is one of life's greatest joys. But early on weekend mornings? We're not always feeling the joy so much. In a series of Vine videos now going viral, one bleary-eyed dad captures the truth of Saturday mornings as a parent. Tony Serafini, a 38-year-old dad from Leominster, Mass., spends Saturday mornings alone with his 4-year-old daughter after his wife and eldest daughter leave for dance class. He started shooting a series of videos showing the little girl rocking out to her favorite music in the background, while dad blearily waits for his caffeine to kick...
  • More Moms Staying Home, Reversing Decadeslong Decline

    04/08/2014 10:04:18 AM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 47 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4/8/2014 | Laura Meckler
    After decades of decline, the share of mothers who stay home with their children has steadily risen over the last several years, a new report has found. In 2012, 29% of all mothers with children under age 18 stayed at home, a figure that has steadily risen since 1999 when 23% of mothers were stay-at-home, the Pew Research Center reported Tuesday. The share of stay-at-home moms had been dropping since 1967, when about half of all moms stayed home. [... snip ...]
  • Photographer Gives 11-Year-Old the Gift of a Walk Down the Aisle with Her Dying Dad

    04/03/2014 3:44:07 PM PDT · by llevrok · 8 replies
    PetaPixel ^ | 4/3/2014
    Photographer Lindsey Villatoro of Lovesong Photography recently did something that is warming the hearts of the entire photo community and beyond: she gave a daughter the surprise of a lifetime when she put together a ceremony where her dying father got the chance to walk her down the aisle — something he very likely won’t get to do again. Villatoro is a wedding and portrait photographer who spends her free time working with charities and cancer organizations to give the gift of photography to terminally ill patients and their families. That’s how she met the Zetz family. Jim Zetz, 62,...
  • I miss my Dad today... But it was a good day!

    02/02/2014 4:31:54 AM PST · by MacMattico · 11 replies
    I'm not out to put down any other team, just share a story. As a little girl growing up near Syracuse, I became a huge basketball and football fan. My Dad was a huge fan and if we weren't at the game, we had the radio on and the TV turned down. If there were more then just he and I watching a game, we each had our Walkmans on to listen to the local guys, especially during football season, because they didn't bother trying to explain the rules of the game to those that just tuned in to "the...
  • Cardinal: Replacing mom and dad with ‘Parent 1 and 2’ will send an ‘earthquake’ through society

    09/16/2013 2:55:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Life Site news ^ | Hilary White, Rome Correspondent
    News Print Article | Email Friend | Reprint Permissions Cardinal: Replacing mom and dad with ‘Parent 1 and 2’ will send an ‘earthquake’ through society by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Fri Sep 13, 2013 14:49 EST Tags: carlo caffarra, family, homosexuality ROME, September 13, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Replacing terms like mother and father with “Parent 1 and Parent 2” is not an innocuous defense of “equality” but the beginning of a complete re-write of Italian society, a prominent Italian cardinal said this week. Changing the categories of family life and genealogy could send “a real earthquake” through the social structure....
  • Ted Cruz’s dad: Obama is ‘just like’ Castro

    07/08/2013 11:18:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/8/13 | Gabe Finger
    Speaking an event hosted by the conservative nonprofit FreedomWorks, Rafael Cruz described President Barack Obama as being “just like a dictator like Fidel Castro.” The Cuban-born father of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz spoke at length about his life in Cuba, his experiences with socialism and authoritarianism, and the false promises of dictators. Cruz told the crowd of tea party supporters, “as a teenager I found myself involved in a revolution. I remember during that time, a young charismatic leader rose up talking about ‘hope and change.’” As the crowd laughed, Cruz threw them a curve ball: “His name was Fidel...
  • My adoptive dad abused me for years but social workers ignored my complaints because he´s gay

    03/28/2013 6:24:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/28/13 | Steve Robson
    A boy sexually abused by his adoptive father and his gay partner was labelled an ‘unruly child’ by social workers who ignored his complaints for years, a damning report has revealed. They sent Andy Cannon, now 23, back to the couple’s home despite his protests of abuse, praising the gay man who adopted him as a ‘very caring parent’. The report accuses Wakefield social services, in Yorkshire, of ‘folly and gross misjudgment’. Mr Cannon, who was wrongly diagnosed with mental disorders and prescribed anti-psychotic drugs, believes he would have been listened to sooner if his adoptive father wasn’t gay.
  • ‘The Problem Is Not Gun Laws’: Watch the Emotional Speech

    01/28/2013 1:47:16 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 7 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/28/2013 | Billy Hallowell
    Parents of children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School appeared before a subcommittee of the Connecticut Legislature on Monday to speak about gun control. While some used the platform to promote stricter firearms legislation, at least one parent became passionate, claiming that there are more than enough laws on the books, that current regulations simply need to be enforced and that the nation needs to embrace personal responsibility.
  • Poll: British Kids Ask Santa For Dads, Siblings

    12/25/2012 8:35:06 PM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 25 Dec 2012
    the children of Great Britain understand far better than their parents the reasons for the collapse of Western Civilization: lack of children, and lack of two-parent heterosexual homes. A poll of British parents showed that topping the list of children’s most-requested Christmas gifts was a sibling (Britain’s birth rate is below replacement levels, with most non-immigrant British children not having a sibling). Slightly lower down on the list was a “dad” – Britain’s single motherhood rate is 21 percent. “Less than half” of single parents have a job, and most live off of state assistance. Seventy percent of the criminals...
  • Wisconsin Judge Orders Deadbeat Dad Of Nine (With Six Women) To Stop Procreating

    12/04/2012 6:20:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 35 replies
    SmokingGun ^ | 12.4.2012 | Smoking Gun
    Meet Corey Curtis. The Wisconsin man, who has fathered nine children with six women, was ordered yesterday to cease procreating until he can support his numerous offspring. At Curtis’s sentencing yesterday for bail jumping and failure to pay child support, Circuit Court Judge Tim Boyle told the 44-year-old Racine man that his frequent breeding was to be curbed as a condition of his three-year probation term.
  • THE HONOR FLIGHT-BLUEGRASS trip to DC.

    09/21/2012 7:17:37 AM PDT · by hoosiermama · 14 replies
    9/21/2012 | Hoosiermama
    The Trip to DC Agape’, love never ending, every need and desire fulfilled. That special love God gives to us and asks us to shower on each other. I experience agape once on an Emmaus Walk, but observing it showered on my father was beyond word, but here’s a humble attempt. As many of you know, dad’s health is failing. When it became possible for him to travel to Washington DC to see the WWII memorial he had contributed to and read about, we jumped at the opportunity. Honor Flight-Bluegrass took care of the transportation, food, souvenir part of the...
  • I don't need any advice, I'm just blowing off steam...

    07/27/2012 5:38:33 PM PDT · by mamelukesabre · 87 replies
    Here's the scenario: Mom and Dad come to visit. Dad is not doing so well. Dementia has set in very rapidly over the last year and he's barely functional now. You can still get meaningful dialog with him if you are patient, slow, and interrupt him when he goes off on strange tangents. But its easy to confuse him by talking fast or being even a tiny bit confrontational. Also you have to leave certain topics alone for awhile and come back later after he's had time to let it sink in. If he answers a question too soon his...
  • Dad's Love Can Be Crucial for Happy Childhood, Study Confirms

    06/17/2012 1:20:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    HealthDay via Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Fri, Jun. 15, 2012, 9:00 AM | Barbara Bronson Gray
    Move over, tiger moms. Dads can play an even more significant role in the development of happy, well-adjusted children than do mothers, a new study indicates. Just in time for Father's Day, findings from a large-scale review of research shed light on how parental acceptance and rejection can affect the personalities of progeny well into adulthood. "In our 50 years of research in every continent but Antarctica, we have found that nothing has as strong and consistent an effect on personality development as does being rejected by a parent—especially by a father—in childhood," said study co-author Ronald Rohner, director of...
  • Deals in Oakland attack that killed dad, hurt son

    03/28/2012 5:29:49 AM PDT · by Conservative Vet · 11 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 28, 2012 | Henrt Lee
    Two men have pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter in connection with the fatal beating of a 59-year-old San Francisco man on a downtown Oakland street, attorneys in the case said Tuesday. Lavonte Drummer, 20, and Dominic Davis, 19, both of Oakland, had been charged with murder in the 2010 death of Tian Sheng Yu, which came after what authorities called a random, unprovoked attack on his son, Jin Cheng Yu, then 27. Drummer and Davis pleaded no contest last month to voluntary manslaughter and are expected to serve 11 years in prison if Judge Carrie Panetta of Alameda County...
  • Facebook Dad's Response to Media Outlet (LOVE IT)

    02/11/2012 8:48:22 AM PST · by DouglasKC · 127 replies
    Facebook ^ | 2-11-12 | Tommy Jordan
    Media Response to Anita Li, from the Toronto Star Since you took the time to email us with your requests like we asked, I’ll take the time to give you an honest follow-up response. You’ll have to forgive me for doing so publicly though; again I want to be sure my words are portrayed the way I actually say them, not cut together to make entirely different points. Your questions were: Q: Why did you decide to reprimand your daughter over a public medium like YouTube? A: Well, I actually just had to load the video file itself on YouTube...
  • Hockey dad charged in attack on coach

    12/22/2011 8:36:49 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 19 replies
    KARE 11 ^ | 12-22-11 | KARE 11
    HASTINGS, Minn. - Dakota County prosecutors have charged a St. Paul man with making terroristic threats and assault after an attack on a coach of his son's youth hockey team. A criminal complaint says 49-year-old Thomas Tonda attacked the coach after he disciplined Tonda's son following an incident during practice.
  • U.S. Army dad home from Iraq, surprises children at school

    10/07/2011 5:36:29 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | October 7, 2011 | Wayne K. Roustan
    BOCA RATON— When Skylar Johnson was asked to be in a spelling bee at her school, she wondered why since they had never had one before. She had no idea it was part of a plot. U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Therron Johnson surprised Skylar, 9, on Friday during a mock fourth-grade spelling bee at Boca Raton Elementary School. When she correctly spelled s-e-r-g-e-a-n-t, her father stepped from behind the curtain.
  • 'I'm the daddy... to SEVENTY children!' The moment sperm donor confessed to his stunned fiancée

    09/30/2011 1:35:15 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 43 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | Sept. 29, 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A lawyer who donated sperm to pay his way through college has learned that he has fathered an astonishing 70 children. More than 15 of those have already attempted to contact 33-year-old Ben Seisler. The donor confessed to his fiancée as part of a new reality show, Sperm Donor, that aired on the Style Network on Tuesday. Seisler donated sperm for three years while attending law school at George Mason, Virginia. He earned around $150 per donation.
  • Why fathers are faithful: Becoming a dad causes a testosterone drop

    09/13/2011 7:14:54 AM PDT · by SanFranDan · 22 replies
    DailyMail.co.UK ^ | 13th September 2011 | Tamara Cohen
    FULLTITLE: Why fathers are faithful: Becoming a dad causes a testosterone drop that makes men less likely to stray They say having a family changes a man for ever. But it may not just be a sense of duty that drives new dads to swap evenings in the pub for quiet nights at home. Scientists have discovered fatherhood can halve testosterone levels – and stop men from straying. A study has found that when men become fathers, their bodies suppress production of the sex hormone, making them more interested in parenting than mating. American researchers studied more than 600 men...
  • Verizon picketer places daughter in front of oncoming truck-video shows

    08/10/2011 12:58:44 PM PDT · by classified · 46 replies
    HJ.com/Star-Ledger ^ | Published: Tuesday, August 09, 2011, 8:50 PM | By Leslie Kwoh/The Star-Ledger The Star-Ledger
    A video posted online appears to show a Verizon picketer placing his young daughter in front of an oncoming truck — presumably carrying non-union employees — and then taunting the passengers with profanity-laced statements.
  • Police: Dad sleeps, letsson, 8, drive on I-12

    08/01/2011 9:45:56 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 8/1/11 | Staff
    LIVINGSTON PARISH, La. — A Missississippi man let his 8-year-old son drive on Interstate 12 while he slept, Louisiana State Police reported Saturday. State police said they received a call shortly after 6:30 a.m. Saturday about a green Chevrolet pickup truck driving erratically on the interstate in Livingston Parish. The caller told police that a child appeared to be the driver of the pickup. Troopers stopped the vehicle, and they said a boy was driving the truck while his father, Billy Joe Madden, 28, of Hattiesburg, Miss., slept in the passenger seat.
  • Sheriff: 4-Year-Old Shot in Head While Fishing With Dad

    07/24/2011 5:14:51 PM PDT · by rawhide · 38 replies · 2+ views
    foxnews.com ^ | 6-24-11
    A 4-year-old boy who was fatally shot while fishing with his father in northeastern Indiana was struck in the head by an errant bullet, a sheriff and a family friend said. Wells County Sheriff Monte Fisher told The Associated Press on Sunday that Jacob Michuda was shot in the head late Friday night while he and his father were fishing from a pier at a pond outside Ossian, a rural community about 15 miles south of Fort Wayne. Trisha Ulmer told The Journal Gazette of Fort Wayne for a Sunday story that the boy's mother told her the boy was...
  • ~@@~THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD~@@~

    06/17/2011 6:07:31 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 59 replies
    The Right Choice My 16-year-old brother, Ryan, was out late with friends one night. Suddenly he realized it was Father’s Day and he had neglected to buy a card for our dad. After much searching, Ryan located an open store, but was disappointed to find only two cards left on a picked-over rack. Selecting one, he brought it home and, somewhat sheepishly, presented it to our father.Upon opening it, Dad read this message: “You’ve been like a father to me.” He looked at Ryan, puzzled.“Well, Dad,” Ryan tried to explain, “it was either that or the card that said,...
  • Dad plays best prank ever on teenage son.

    06/06/2011 5:15:53 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 46 replies
    Rain Price will never forget the first day of his sophomore year of high school. On the bus, packed with classmates from his suburban Utah school, Rain peered out the window, mortified. "The school bus for the first time ever came down our street this year," explains Rain’s dad, Dale, to Utah’s Daily Herald. "This was [my son’s] first year on the bus. My wife came running in the room and suggested we go wave at him to embarrass him.” And so began Dale’s hazing ritual that continued every day for the rest of his son's school year. The first...
  • Teen girl shoots dad with arrow because he took away her cell phone: cops

    05/26/2011 4:11:54 PM PDT · by FlyVet · 74 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | May 26th 2011 | Lukas I. Alpert
    No amount of family counseling is going to help here. A Washington State man had to be airlifted to the hospital after his daughter shot him with a hunting bow because he took away her cell phone, authorities said. The 15-year-old girl refused to let her father use the phone to call for help Wednesday evening, forcing him to crawl to a neighbor's house for help, KOMO-TV reported. When officers arrived at the house in Tahuya, Wash. - about 35 miles west of Seattle - the girl fled into the woods with the bow and 35 arrows. A SWAT team...
  • Pierce Brosnan talks about his deep Catholic faith

    04/01/2011 8:14:14 AM PDT · by NYer · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Irish Central ^ | March 31, 2011 | DEBBIE MCGOLDRICK
    Pierce Brosnan admits that he might not have learned all he needed to know about math from the Christian Brothers in Ireland, but the teachers imparted one thing that has stayed with him to this day – his Catholic faith.In an interesting new interview with RTE.ie to promote his patronage of the new Irish dramatic art academy The Lir, which will debut this fall at Trinity College in Dublin, Brosnan credits the power of prayer with guiding him through life’s ups and downs. "(Prayer) helped me with the loss of my wife to cancer and with a child who...
  • Dad: I'll Kill My Son's Murderer If He's Released

    03/08/2011 8:34:24 AM PST · by Nachum · 52 replies
    MSNBC.Com ^ | 3/8/11 | Staff
    The father of a five-year-old boy slain in 1975 has vowed to murder the man who did it "as aggressively and painfully as he killed my son" if he is released from prison early. John Foreman told WPRO-AM radio that he blamed himself for accepting a plea deal that saw Michael Woodmansee convicted of the second-degree murder of his son Jason in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.
  • Best Dads in TV and Film

    07/16/2010 9:40:02 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 67 replies · 3+ views
    firstthings ^ | June 25, 2010, | Joe Carter
    -Best Protector: Bryan Mills (Taken) – Chances are you won’t recognize the name even if you’ve seen the good-but-forgettable 2008 action flick Taken. So why does Mills make the list? Because when faced with every father’s worst nightmare (his his 17-year-old daughter is kidnapped in Paris and forced in the sexual slave trade), Mills uses all his skills and knowledge (he’s a former CIA agent) to find her and bring her home. While the action is pure Hollywood, the message is universal: We dads will do anything in our power to protect our children. Honorable Mention: The Father (The Road)...
  • Dad Gave Bong to Baby, Police Say

    06/29/2010 4:11:16 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/29/10
    Julio Cesar Garcia, 20, of Grapevine, Texas, allegedly inhaled smoke from the bong and passed it to the toddler, who put his mouth on the end of the device and played with marijuana in the bowl, according to a witness.
  • (-:~ThE oFfIcIaL fRiDaY sIlLiNeSs ThReAd~:-)

    06/18/2010 6:09:42 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 101 replies · 2,522+ views
    In honor of Father's Day this weekend, to all the FReeper fathers out there...Happy Father's Day Dad holds a special place in our hearts, and on Father's Day, he deserves the best! Pass our funniest fatherhood submissions on to a dad in your life and share the priceless gift of laughter! The Right Choice My 16-year-old brother, Ryan, was out late with friends one night. Suddenly he realized it was Father's Day and he had neglected to buy a card for our dad. After much searching, Ryan located an open store, but was disappointed to find only two cards left...
  • Prayers For My Dad

    05/19/2010 12:20:57 PM PDT · by Captain Peter Blood · 70 replies · 899+ views
    Self | 05/19/2010 | Captain Peter Blood
    At times I have seen others asking for prayer for a loved one. Today I am asking for prayers for my Dad. At luuch yesterday, with my brother and sister in attendance, my Dad tells us that he has seen his urologist that morning and was told his PSA reading is 150. A year ago at his regular checkup it was 50. My Dad had prostate cancer about 14 years ago and because his PSA level was low opted for the seed treatment where they place radioactive pellets in the prostate to kill the cancer cells. This seemed to work...
  • Caring, active dads have more kids

    03/18/2010 3:12:19 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 7 replies · 243+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 18 March, 2010 | The Times of India
    Ever wondered why our early ancestors were able to have so many kids? Well, it was because most of them were apparently active fathers, claim researchers. Northwestern University researcher Lee T. Gettler suggests in a new anthropological model of human evolution that the fathers among our earliest human ancestors may have helped jumpstart human evolution by helping females out with their children. Lee believes that the same paternal investment pattern resembles the kind of hands-on parenting many dads still display. "Other men might have been highly involved with direct care, engaging in behaviors not unlike what involved fathers do today,"...
  • Scott Brown: U.S. senator, GOP star . . . embarrassing dad

    01/21/2010 9:24:55 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 90 replies · 2,467+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Janaury 21, 2010 | Lauren Beckham Falcone
    I’m Scott Brown, I’m from Wrentham, I drive a truck, and have I got a girl for you. In a cringe-worthy, “Ohmigod, DAD!” moment, U.S. Sen.-elect Brown channeled Chuck Woolery during Tuesday night’s acceptance speech. “I want to thank Ayla and Arianna for their help as well,” Brown said. “And just in case anyone who’s watching throughout the country, yes, they’re both available!”
  • Prayers needed for Jack, a brother in Christ who is having open heart surgery tomorrow!

    01/13/2010 6:51:08 PM PST · by alpha-8-25-02 · 52 replies · 1,045+ views
    1/13/10 | ALPHA-8-25-02
    Jack's bride Vi sent this prayer request in the E-mail today: "Hello all: Finally Jack's urine sample passed the scruntiny of those who make the decision to proceed or not with surgery. Jack is scheduled for surgery tomorrow morning at 0730 at Upstate. I will keep you posted. This is my first attempt at a multiple e-mail. Hope it works. Vi" Please hold our dear brother up in prayer to our Lord Jesus Christ. May He guide the care givers hands and heal his body. TO GOD ALONE THE GLORY!
  • Dad vs. Baby (Video-Kid Wins)

    12/18/2009 11:19:53 PM PST · by bogusname · 11 replies · 929+ views
    Live Leak ^ | Dec 18 2009 | killingtime2010
    An obviously very tolerant Dad tries to make his little girl take a nap but she refuses to let him leave. The Dad tries to be slick but she doesn't fall for it.
  • Timothy "Big Russ" Russert Passes Away

    09/24/2009 8:16:00 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 8 replies · 1,396+ views
    mediabistro.com ^ | Sep 24, 2009 | Chris Ariens
    Timothy "Big Russ" Russert Passes Away By Chris Ariens on Sep 24, 2009 09:15 PM Russ_9.24.JPGThe father of the late Tim Russert, and grandfather of NBC News correspondent Luke Russert, Timothy Russert passed away today. "While he was affectionately known to the world as 'Big Russ,' he carried no more important nor meaningful titles than those of father, grandfather, great-grandfather, patriot and friend," reads a statement from his family. "We warmly thank all those who were inspired by his life and his lessons." In 2004, NBC's Washington Bureau Chief and moderator of "Meet the Press" Tim Russert wrote "Big Russ...
  • Editorial: Honor Thy Father

    06/21/2009 9:50:38 AM PDT · by kellynla · 4 replies · 390+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | June 21, 2009 | staff
    There is little question that in most families the mother is the central unifying person emblematic of unconditional love that can be tough love when necessary. Recent research, however, suggests that fathers are more important in the lives of children than had been previously understood. It is still unclear how much this reflects the fact that, although many single parents are successful in that challenging role, children raised in intact two-parent homes enjoy certain tangible advantages, or that fathers bring certain essential characteristics to family life. Some research indicates that fathers are more likely to engage in vigorous physical play,...
  • Inside Politics Weekend Papa-Palooza

    06/20/2009 3:35:06 PM PDT · by lakeprincess · 3 replies · 291+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 6/20/09 | Jennifer Harper
    Republicans and Democrats agree their favorite TV Dad is ...Bill Cosby? But over half of the top-15 dads are from the old days. Ozzie, Andy, and more.
  • Dads: Men for All Seasons

    06/20/2009 4:28:07 AM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies · 611+ views
    ncr ^ | June 20, 2009 | JOSEPH PRONECHEN
    This Father’s Day sets up a special call to greatness for Catholic men, as it falls the day before the feasts of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher. The first was a model family man, the other a passionate pastor. Both died for the Catholic faith, demonstrating the devotion all Christian fathers must give their families (See Ephesians 5:25). Fathers of nuclear families and spiritual families can learn much from these two English martyrs. “St. Thomas More taught his children, by both word and action, that we’re all called to be God’s good servant first,” says Father Roger Landry, pastor...
  • Father’s Day 2009: “An End to Buffoonish Fathers”

    06/17/2009 8:02:21 PM PDT · by John W · 44 replies · 1,115+ views
    The Doc Is In-A Current Event Blog | June 17, 2009 | Tom Purcell
    Father’s Day 2009: “An End to Buffoonish Fathers” Ah, Father’s Day is upon us. I can’t think of a better time for dads and men to remember how to be dads and men. Flip on the tube any time during the day and you’ll see fathers portrayed as hapless buffoons – saved from themselves by their wives and all-knowing children. The real life of the modern dad isn’t much prettier. To be sure, the state of the American male is in a shambles – though I’m not fully sure how we got here. I remember the ‘60s. The women’s movement...
  • 'SLUMDOG' STAR GETS BRUTAL BEATING FROM DAD

    02/27/2009 1:38:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 51 replies · 1,665+ views
    New York Post ^ | 2/27/09 | CLEMENTE LISI
    One of the child actors who starred in the Oscar-winning flick "Slumdog Millionaire" received a severe beating from his dad today after the 10-year-old star refused to be put on display like a trophy. Less than a week after strutting down the red carpet in Los Angeles, actor Azharuddin Mohammed was slapped and kicked by his dad Ismail, The London Sun reported today on its Web site. "I was very sorry that I did what I did," he said afterward. "I was so confused and stressed by my son's homecoming that I did not know myself for a minute. I...
  • Lizard becomes 111-year old dad

    01/26/2009 10:17:17 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 18 replies · 1,078+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 27 January 2009
    NEW Zealand's most celebrated centenarian, a rare reptile known as Henry, has discovered his charm and become a father for the first time at the age of 111. Henry the tuatara, a lizard-like creature of prehistoric origin, has become the father of 11 offspring over the past four days, staff at the Southland Museum in the southern city of Invercargill said today. Henry once had a reputation for aggression and was not interested in sex, but he turned his life around after a cancerous growth was removed from his bottom. He mated last March with Mildred, 31 years his junior,...
  • Ohio, 3 Found Shot At Scene Of Ohio Fire (Mom, Dad, Daughter killed, home set on fire)

    01/25/2009 4:14:27 PM PST · by dragnet2 · 55 replies · 3,515+ views
    channel3000.com ^ | January 24, 2009
    COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- An Ohio man was in custody Saturday after three people were found shot at the scene of a fire. The fire was reported at a building in the 9700 block of Sacremento Street at about 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Police said that when they arrived at the home, they saw a man outside armed with an assault rifle. The man then ran back inside the home, officers said. Rescue units noticed smoke as they tried to get inside the home. When police made it inside, they found the three victims -- a man, a woman and a...
  • Cops: Dad ordered to pay child support kills son

    01/04/2009 1:07:37 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 37 replies · 1,587+ views
    Yahoo | AP ^ | 1/03/09 | Janet Mcconnaughey
    NEW ORLEANS – A man who initially told police gunmen kidnapped his 2 1/2-year-old son was arrested Saturday, accused of committing an "extremely hideous" murder because he was ordered to pay child support, Police Superintendent Warren Riley said. Danny Platt confessed, told police where to find the child's body and will be booked on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of Ja' Shawn Powell, Riley said at a news conference. "He had said he would kill either his wife or his child before he paid child support," which he recently had been ordered to do, Riley said.
  • Marine Dad Surprises His Son By Coming Home From Iraq

    12/17/2008 6:35:42 AM PST · by mnehring · 10 replies · 1,019+ views
    It was a surprise the entire Pittsburg Primary school knew about, but little did five year old Cameron Dickson know, he was in store for an early Christmas surprise. Cameron's Dad, who he hasn't seen in a year came up behind him and surprised him with a big hug. It was an early Christmas gift. Cameron's Marine Dad is now home back, in East Texas from fighting in the Iraq war"It was rough being in Iraq.  It's hard leaving  your family but it's all worth it in the end. Cameron was definitely surprised and he's grown like a weed. It was a good feeling for me," said...
  • Army dad shocks girl on Santa's lap (I cried)

    12/09/2008 8:21:34 AM PST · by OL Hickory · 29 replies · 5,457+ views
    cnn video ^ | today | Kim Gebbia
    I'll be home for Christmas A three-year-old girl gets a special Christmas gift granted. WXII'S Kim Gebbia reports.
  • Truck-driving dad dies in accident en route to reunion with son home from Iraq

    11/20/2008 8:20:30 AM PST · by Patrsup · 9 replies · 819+ views
    Grand Rapids Press ^ | November 20, 2008 | John Agar
    Truck-driving dad dies in accident en route to reunion with son home from Iraq MIDDLEVILLE -- Richard Crawford was sleeping when his son Keith, serving in Iraq with the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division, called early Monday. Keith told his father he "was on American soil." Richard Crawford, a trucker and retired Army sergeant, told his son he would see him this week. He had a delivery down South, and would swing by Fort Campbell, Ky., where Keith, the older of his two sons, was stationed. He couldn't wait to see his son. "But he didn't make it," his wife,...
  • Cooking with Sarah Palin II: Todd, Fatherhood, Glass Ceilings, Careers, and Potholders

    11/14/2008 12:33:38 PM PST · by TheFourthMagi · 16 replies · 1,325+ views
    The Sarah Palin Channel at YouTube (subscribe today) ^ | 11-14-08 | Future President Sarah Palin
    Video here. Great interview with Sarah Palin in her own home kitchen as she prepares dinner and talks about what an awesome father to their kids Todd Palin is and related topics in the best four minutes and twenty eight seconds from the most recent home interview by Greta Van Susteren.
  • Father abandons 9 kids under safe-haven law (Ages 1-17)

    09/25/2008 11:14:33 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 38 replies · 496+ views
    MSNBC ^ | September 25, 2008
    OMAHA, Neb. - Nine children were left at a hospital by their father late Wednesday under the state's new safe haven law, a move officials say illustrates the problems many feared when the rule went into effect. The father, who was not identified, left the children aged 1 to 17 at Creighton University Medical Center's emergency room. The law, which went into effect in July, allows caregivers to abandon children at any state-licensed hospital without fear of prosecution. It was initially intended to protect infants — like similar laws in other states — but was amended to include children and...