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  • Fewer Traditional Values Means More Government

    07/01/2015 8:35:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | Star Parker
    More unsettling than the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell v. Hodges directing states to recognize same-sex marriage is the reasoning that went into the decision. It would be nice to believe that the men and women who wear black robes and occupy seats on America's highest court are serious people -- or that they are wise. But going forth, unfortunately, it should be clear that the real thought leaders of America are in Hollywood, and that our Supreme Court, save three conservatives, is just a ship that rides the wave of public opinion. A good deal of the court's...
  • How Obama’s New Overtime Regulations Will Make It Harder for Americans to Balance Work and Family

    07/01/2015 6:40:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/01/2015 | James Sherk
    Should salaried employees have to log their hours? President Obama thinks so. He just proposed regulations requiring salaried employees making less than $50,000 a year to track their work time. Most news coverage has not highlighted this aspect of the new overtime regulations. Unfortunately, they will reduce salaried workers’ flexibility — without raising pay. Federal law guarantees hourly workers overtime pay for working more than 40 hours a week. The regulations currently exempt many salaried employees. Executive, administrative, and professional employees frequently get paid for the work that is done, not the hours that are logged. These employees get a...
  • Marriage: Where Do We Go From Here?

    06/30/2015 6:52:00 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 25 replies
    TrevorGrantThomas.com ^ | June 29, 2015 | Trevor Thomas
    With a liberal court, we get the rulings we deserve. Or, in other words, elections have consequences. It's safe to say that without the election of Barack Obama, we would not have had to endure liberal Supreme Court justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor sitting in judgement of marriage. (Both appointed by Obama in his first term, and both voting to legally redefine marriage.) Of course, the election of a republican, especially the likes of John McCain, gives no guarantee of conservative appointments to the Supreme Court. However, justices Roberts and Alito, appointed by George W. Bush, both voted against...
  • Gays can't use U.S. Catholic family meet to attack Church (Vatican-sponsored conference)

    06/26/2015 12:26:41 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 13 replies
    RobinsPost ^ | 06/25/2015 | Philip Pullella
    <p>Homosexuals can attend a Catholic family congress in Philadelphia during Pope Francis' U.S. visit this year but won't be allowed to use it to attack Church teachings, the city's archbishop said on Thursday.</p> <p>"We don't want to provide a platform at the meeting for people to lobby for positions contrary to the life of our Church," said Archbishop Charles Chaput. The Catholic Church teaches homosexuality is not sinful but homosexual acts are.</p>
  • For Father's Day, Counting Our Blessings

    06/20/2015 7:33:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 20, 2015 | Tom Purcell
    Editor's Note: A version of this column first appeared in 2004.I was swapping dad stories with a friend and laughing hard. Then my friend got quiet and said something that hit me hard. "God, I wish my father was still alive." I'm one of the luckiest sons on earth because my dad is healthy, and I pray he stays so for a good long while. But I wake in the middle of the night sometimes — for a few moments, I don't remember where I am in time. Am I 20? 30? 70? And I worry. I worry about my...
  • Tracing the Marxist Roots of the Assault on the Family

    06/17/2015 10:31:04 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 17Jun15 | Jerry Newcombe
    Aristotle once said, “Men start revolutionary changes for reasons connected with their private lives.” Is there a link to Karl Marx and his own abysmal failure as a family man and the all-out assault on the traditional family today? Yes, says New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Paul Kengor, in his brand new book called Takedown: From Communists to Progressives, How the Left Has Sabotaged Family and Marriage. If you saw Dinesh D’Souza’s first movie on Obama, then you have seen a cameo of Paul Kengor. He was discussing his book The Communist, which documents that President Obama as a...
  • Father's Day: Being Raised Without a Father Is Not a Death Sentence (Great Article)

    06/18/2015 4:50:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2015 | Larry Elder
    I wrote my latest book, "Dear Father, Dear Son: Two Lives, Eight Hours," to personalize the biggest issue facing the country -- the growing number of fatherless homes, particularly in the black community, where over 70 percent of children are born to unwed mothers. Being raised without a father is hard. One is more likely to drop out, be unemployed or end up in jail. But it's not a death sentence. The book is about what my father faced and overcame: Only child; irresponsible, illiterate mother; never met his biological father; born in Jim Crow South; kicked out of his...
  • Cardinal: "What Sister Lucia told me: Final Confrontation between the Lord and Satan will be over...

    06/16/2015 7:53:06 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 35 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 6/17/15 | New Catholic
    "Cardinal: "What Sister Lucia told me: Final Confrontation between the Lord and Satan will be over Family and Marriage."" A Cardinal tells: Sister Lucia wrote me… On Feburary 16, 2008, Cardinal Carlo Caffara (Archbishop of Bologna), after a Mass celebrated at the tomb of St. Pio of Pietrelcina, granted an interview to Tele Radio Padre Pio, which was subsequently reported in the monthly magazine “Voce di Padre Pio” March, 2008 . Here are some significant excerpts. Q. Your Eminence, recently in Corriere della Sera you said that you had always had a great devotion to Padre Pio. Please tell us...
  • Children Taken From Parents For a Month For Waiting Alone in Backyard

    06/09/2015 5:03:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 101 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 9, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    There was a time not too long ago that parents could let their kids walk to school alone, take a solo bike ride around the neighborhood, and, once reasonably old enough, stay home alone. Those days are gone, and gone with a vengeance. This type of parenting, which was once considered the norm, is now getting kids taken away from their guardians, and parents locked up and treated as negligent criminals. The latest story comes out of Florida, where an 11-year-old boy, whose parents were delayed in traffic, hung out in his own backyard for an hour and a half...
  • Strong Families, Strong Country

    06/08/2015 5:06:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/08/2015 | Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
    The breakdown of the family has been one of the most dispiriting changes over the past 50 years, and conservatives have rightly sought to combat it at almost every turn. That being said, in their efforts to encourage family formation and to keep families strong, conservatives have often focused on laws rather than economic policies. But it’s not an either-or. It’s a both-and. Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, has rightly argued that human flourishing requires more than simply economic flourishing. He has pointed out that the conclusion from the majority of studies that have been done on...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin Cafe ~ 5 June 2015

    06/04/2015 5:57:52 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 146 replies
    June 4, 2015 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea,or maybe a tall brew? Topped off with great conversation and music. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a glass and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could join us. Enjoy your stay. Our...
  • What to do when your own child is a sex abuser

    06/02/2015 10:25:10 AM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    life site news ^ | Lianne Laurence
    May 29, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In the wake of revelations that Josh Duggar allegedly sexually molested five minor girls – four of them his younger sisters – when in his early teens, many familiar with the evangelical Christian Duggar family and their ten-season-long TLC hit reality show “19 Kids and Counting” are inevitably putting themselves in Jim Bob and Michelle’s shoes and asking: What would I do if faced with a similar situation? What should I do? Many parents and families are ill-equipped to respond when faced with such circumstances, leaving them frightened and uncertain about their responsibilities both to...
  • Is it time to 'abolish the family'? [Daniel 7]

    05/30/2015 4:02:07 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 25 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/29/2015 | MATT BARBER
    I appreciate it when leftists get off script, dispatch with the propagandist talking points and say what’s really on their minds. “Progressives” hate natural marriage. And they hate the natural family. But they do so love big government. In an article for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation titled, “Is having a loving family an unfair advantage?” Joe Gelonesi, host of “The Philosopher’s Zone” radio program, calls the natural mom-dad biological family a “weathered institution ever more in need of a rationale for existing.” While he admits that it may be premature to “abolish the family and put children into care of...
  • A Modest Proposal for Education Reform

    05/28/2015 12:37:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- Before he passed away recently, John M. Templeton, the distinguished physician and philanthropist, questioned: "Should we tolerate a public educational system with its entrenched self-interest which virtually every inner-city parent knows is destroying any hope or possibility of their children achieving meaningful opportunity in a 21st-century economy?" A growing number of parents say no. Now critics of the public school system are coming forward with alternatives to it, and many of them are parents, often parents of disadvantaged students, usually parents that fear for the fate of their children in schools in the inner city. Stephen Moore, an...
  • The long, legal road to marital anarchy

    05/25/2015 6:54:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 24, 2015 | Robert Knight
    As the calendar slips toward the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer, there’s a storm cloud hanging over America that will release its thunder in late June. That’s when the U.S. Supreme Court is widely expected to declare a constitutional right to same-sex “marriage.” We are at a moral precipice. America’s Founders could scarcely have imagined a handful of people in black robes becoming so powerful and arrogant that they could defy natural law with the stroke of a pen. The question is: Will they do it? The drive to radically redefine marriage didn’t happen overnight. It’s the rotten fruit...
  • I Don't Need No Daddy

    05/18/2015 6:30:41 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 62 replies
    Americanthinker.com ^ | 5-18-2015 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    It's been a troubling semester, but not because many of my students passively and/or actively resist the knowledge that I try to pass on to them.  It's been frustrating not merely because government regulations and mandates have made me into a secretary filling out a myriad of online forms.  It's been disheartening not only because leftist propaganda surrounds me and I am but one small voice in the academic desert trying to teach true American core values. No, it's been a sad and sometimes heartbreaking semester because many college students' assorted troubles are related to the fact that they are...
  • Report: Only 16% of Baltimore Teens Raised With Married Parents

    05/07/2015 7:24:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 7, 2015 | Lauretta Brown
    A new report released by the Family Research Council’s Marriage and Religion Research Institute (MARRI) says that only 16 percent of 15- to 17-year-old teens in Baltimore have been raised in an intact, married family. The report, released Wednesday and compiled in light of the recent Baltimore riots, cites Census Bureau statistics showing that, in terms of family units, Baltimore is “one of the five least intact counties of America,” along with Cuyahoga, Ohio; the Bronx, N.Y.; the District of Columbia; and Shelby County, Tenn. The report cites studies indicating that children who grow up in intact, married families are...
  • Boston Marathon bomber cries, wipes eyes as aunt takes stand

    05/04/2015 5:06:52 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 52 replies
    AOL News/AP ^ | 4/5/15 | Denise Lavoie
    BOSTON (AP) -- For the first time in court, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev dropped his blank, impassive demeanor and cried as his sobbing aunt briefly took the stand Monday in his federal death penalty trial. Tsarnaev, 21, wiped tears from his eyes quickly and fidgeted in his chair as his mother's sister sobbed uncontrollably. He had maintained a disinterested expression since his trial began in January. The aunt, Patimat Suleimanova, cried as she sat down about 10 feet from Tsarnaev. The tears began falling before she began to testify, and she was only able to answer questions about her...
  • Police: Wisconsin bridge shooting victims identified

    05/04/2015 3:31:36 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Police Chief Tim Styka identified the dead as 33-year-old Jonathan Stoffel, of Neenah, his 11-year-old daughter, Olivia, and Adam Bentdahl, 31, of Appleton. Stoffel's wife, Erin, was shot three times but survived and is hospitalized in critical condition. The chief said the 27-year-old gunman, Sergio Valencia del Toro, fatally shot himself after randomly shooting the others near a pavilion on the bridge Sunday. Styka said del Toro and his fiancee had recently called off their wedding and had argued before the shooting.
  • The Family in God’s Plan (William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore)

    05/03/2015 9:42:01 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    WAU.org ^ | May 2015 | William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore
    The Family in God’s Plan The Commandment to Honor One’s Father and Mother Reflects the Family’s Role in Church and Society By: Most Reverend William E. Lori, Archbishop of BaltimoreArticle Tools The fourth commandment instructs us to “Honor your father and your mother.” How many times as youngsters did we confess that we had disobeyed our parents in ways great and small? Yet we can understand this commandment more fully by considering how it encompasses God’s entire plan for marriage and family life.The fourth commandment instructs us to “Honor your father and your mother.” How many times as youngsters...
  • Report: Obama’s Kenyan Family Has Disowned Him

    05/01/2015 12:26:35 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 60 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | May 1, 2015 | Bradford Thomas
    According to reports, President Obama’s Kenyan family has now completely “disowned him.” The much-chronicled “complicated” relationship between Obama and his Kenyan family has reportedly utterly collapsed in the last few years, the family accusing him of turning a blind eye to them and only touting his Kenyan heritage for “political expediency.” ... The relationship really melted down last year when Obama allegedly stonewalled the family over the funeral of Obama’s aunt Zaituni, which the president skipped in order to play another round of golf.
  • Fathers and Daughters – Is This a Missing Key to Modesty Today?

    03/26/2015 8:25:50 AM PDT · by Salvation · 68 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-25-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Fathers and Daughters – Is This a Missing Key to Modesty Today? By: Msgr. Charles PopeWe often speak today of the terrible toll that fatherless homes have on young boys. And this is true. Without a reasonably good (even though not sinless) model of manhood and responsibility, many boys lose their way. Fathers also play a large role in disciplining boys, especially as they grow older and become  stronger than their mothers.But missing fathers also bring forth terrible effects on many girls. Women, even young girls, certainly do seek and desire the love and appreciation of men and have...
  • On the Lost Justice of the “Sabbath Rest”

    03/27/2015 7:34:52 AM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-26-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    On the Lost Justice of the “Sabbath Rest” By: Msgr. Charles PopeSome of us who are older remember that Sundays were once quiet in downtown; in shopping areas, parking lots were empty. Most businesses were closed and few people had to work on Sundays. Surely there were exceptions, such as medical personnel, emergency workers, and those who ran essential services like power plants. But for most, Sunday was a day off. And although the biblical Sabbath was Saturday, in a largely Christian nation Sunday was the “Sabbath” day of rest.In those days, Church was in the morning and then it was...
  • Michelle O Can't Remember How Long She's Been Married, Can't remember things about her own family

    04/23/2015 5:40:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 73 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | April 22, 2015 | Trey Sanchez
    At the Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day event at the White House Wednesday, first lady Michelle Obama had a hard time remembering how long she and the president of the United States have been married. She also made sure she curried favor with the children by pandering to them, saying, "We are grateful to you all, for what you do to support your parents ... " and added a pitch for the nanny state, saying of the children's parents, "We're taking care of 'em, at least we're trying to ..." The First Lady began by siting down...
  • Back to Basics: A Summary of the Teaching of the Catechism on Holy Matrimony

    10/16/2014 9:03:48 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-15-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Back to Basics: A Summary of the Teaching of the Catechism on Holy Matrimony By: Msgr. Charles PopeThere’s an old story told about the legendary football coach, Vince Lombardi. At one point he was so concerned that the players on his team had lost any sense of the basics of the game that he summoned them all into a classroom and had them all sit down at desks. Most of them expected a detailed review of the playbook, with diagrams on the board of X’s, O’s, and arrows. But to their surprise, the blackboard was empty and no playbooks were in sight. Lombardi walked in...
  • Which Presidential Candidates Will Support a White House Council on Boys and Men?

    04/20/2015 1:33:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 20, 2015 | Rachel Alexander
    There used to be a stigma in recent years toward forming male-only organizations, due to the perception they were sexist; excluding women for the benefit of men. But as boys and men are increasingly failing in so many areas - crime, violence, and education to name a few - that perception is changing. There is a real need for organizations that can reverse this trend and prevent men from turning to destructive lifestyles. The purpose of men’s interest groups is evolving; it isn’t to help men excel over women, it’s merely to stop the spiraling path downward so many are...
  • GRANDMA SPIT THE TRUTH ABOUT THE ROLE OF A MAN AND A WOMAN!

    04/18/2015 7:24:51 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    Fly Height.com ^ | April 16, 2015
    Get it , grandma! This 72 year old woman tells the straight up truth. Share with everyone you know.
  • The marriage apocalypse

    04/12/2015 8:44:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 15, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    No, this isn’t an article on what you’re probably thinking. It’s true that much of the press these days is focused on whether or not too many people want to get married, (i.e. “Teh Gayz”) but there is a less advertised current of concern over the idea that marriage in general is on the decline and may, in fact, be on the way out. I noticed one editorial at CNN on the subject which cites some rather interesting statistics. It’s easy enough to dismiss the piece out of hand because the author is CNN anchor Carol Costello, but given the...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 10 April 2015

    04/09/2015 5:57:48 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 77 replies
    April 9, 2015 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea,or maybe a tall brew? Topped off with great conversation and music. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a glass and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could join us. Enjoy your stay. Our...
  • The Healthy Family Act “Provides Sick Days to Every Working American”

    04/09/2015 3:30:36 PM PDT · by Paul46360 · 16 replies
    WGN Radio ^ | 4-9-15 | ROSSCOCHRANWGN
    "Valerie Jarrett is one of the more mysterious figures in Washington. She’s a Senior Advisor to the Obama Administration and seems to be one of the more powerful people in D.C. We discussed the “Healthy Family Act” that the White House is urging Congress to pass. "
  • A Desert Storm Veteran Prepares for His Greatest Mission

    04/09/2015 12:30:22 PM PDT · by dignitasnews
    Dignitas News Service ^ | April 9, 2015 | Dignitas News Team
    Having served overseas in three deployments during his tenure for the United Stated Army, SFC Monte Kaiser assumed his days of fighting were over. Tragic events in the past month however have charged a Desert Storm veteran with the task of preparing for what could be his greatest mission, where love and his sense of honor will be his primary weapons. Having lost his fiancee, Tanaya Goins, in a senseless and devastating tragedy, he need carry on without her for the sake of the son she left behind, and fulfill an obligation he takes on without reserve. Shortly after graduating from high...
  • Fundamental Concepts - Why the Left Hates Families

    03/31/2015 9:06:47 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 14 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | March 28, 2015
    I know that many Progs will contest this. "We don't hate families! Why I have a mother/father/spouse/child/etc.. who means the world to me! That's crazy wingnut hater talk!". That's probably true, and as individuals I'm winning to concede that they may think families are spiffy. As Progressives, however, they are in service to an ideology whose greatest obstacle is the extended and especially the nuclear family. Not Conservatives, not Christians, not the Koch brothers. The family is the greatest threat to the Progressive worldview.
  • 'He died while smoking, drinking whiskey and telling lies' - obituary to fisherman

    03/30/2015 12:28:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 30, 2015
    Full title: 'He died while smoking, drinking whiskey and telling lies': Hilarious and heartfelt obituary to Alaska fisherman, 60, published in local paper by adoring daughter ".........The obituary goes on to tell the story of Malcolm's life, starting with his upbringing in Kirkland, Washington. At the age of 19, Malcolm left his home state for Dutch Harbor, Alaska in order to realize his life's calling to 'yell at deckhands on commercial fishing boats.' For forty years, Malcolm worked as a boat cook, mechanic, deckhand, captain and boat owner catching crab, halibut, black cod and salmon - mostly out of the...
  • Can Family Breakdown in Low-Education America Be Reversed? Maybe

    03/27/2015 8:34:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2015 | Michael Barone
    Our kids, at least many of them, are not doing very well. The reason, writes Harvard professor Robert Putnam in his just-published "Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis," is the "two-tier pattern of family structure" that emerged in the 1970s and 1980s and continues to prevail today. Starting in the late 1960s, rates of divorce, unmarried births and single parenthood rose sharply among all segments of society. About a decade later, they fell and leveled off among the college-educated, who almost entirely raise their kids in Ozzie-and-Harriet style families today (except that Mom usually works outside the home). Among...
  • Pope Francis condemns gender theory a third time: ‘The family is under attack’

    03/23/2015 2:02:26 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Life Site News ^ | March 23, 2015 | John-Henry Westen
    NAPLES, Italy, March 23, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- For at least the third time in his pontificate Pope Francis has used very strong language to condemn the gender theory, one of the intellectual underpinnings of the ‘LGBT’ agenda. Speaking Sunday with young people on his voyage to Naples, Italy, Pope Francis spoke of the “ideological colonization” of families seen throughout Europe and the West.“Gender theory is an error of the human mind that leads to so much confusion," he said. “So the family is under attack.” As to how to deal with the “secularization” or the “ideological colonization,” the pope said...
  • Cogs in the Gay Marriage Machine: Homosexuals who openly defend the traditional family

    03/20/2015 6:41:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/20/2015 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    There is so much bad news, fallacious rhetoric, bad faith, and general unscrupulousness coming from the ligbitists (my name for LGBT activists) that it might be tempting, at times, to write off everyone queer as a bunch of incorrigible homofascists.  When sterling exceptions remind us that no constituency has a monopoly on human dignity, we ought to stand up and give proper credit where it is due. Openly gay Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, the Italian geniuses in evening wear and accessories, came forward and stated their defense of the traditional family of mother-father-child.  The Daily Mail among many...
  • (Pope) Francis: A society without children is sad and bleak

    03/18/2015 4:38:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies
    Vatican Insider ^ | March 18, 2015 | ACOPO SCARAMUZZI
    Children remind us that “we are always children”, they bring their way of seeing reality, with a “confident and pure” gaze (“they have not yet learned the science of duplicity which we adults have learned”), they can “teach us to smile and cry again”. “Of course they also bring concerns and sometimes many problems, but a society with these concerns and these problems is far better than a society that is sad and gray because it has no children!” This was the crux of Francis’ message at this Wednesday’s General Audience in St. Peter’s Square.  After reflecting on the different figures...
  • Yes, Culture Helped Kill the Two-Parent Family. And Liberals Shouldn't Be Afraid to Admit It.

    03/17/2015 2:34:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 45 replies
    Slate ^ | March 17, 2015 | Jordan Weissmann, blogs on business and economics
    "... “Had norms not changed, the growth of childbearing outside of marriage that we have recently seen among today’s unmarried low-educated and moderately educated young adults would not have occurred, even given the rise in income inequality,” Cherlin writes. College-educated Americans were able to adapt to changing mores because the economy was kind to them. But a shifting job market and easing taboos combined to tear a hole in the rest of the country's social fabric. This is all in keeping with what researchers find when they actually go out and talk to single mothers. Women in low-income communities say...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 13 March 2015

    03/12/2015 5:51:59 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 88 replies
    March 12, 2015 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could...
  • Wisconsin: Gov. Walker speaks with mother of Tony Robinson, youth leaders

    03/12/2015 12:37:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    WKOW 27 ^ | March 12, 2015 | Greg Neumann
    MADISON (WKOW) - Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) met with African-American community leaders from Madison Wednesday and spoke with the mother of Tony Robinson, the unarmed 19 year-old man who was shot and killed by a Madison police officer last Friday night. Boys and Girls Club of Dane County CEO Michael Johnson reached out to Gov. Walker on Monday asking for a meeting. He wanted to not only discuss what happened to Tony Robinson, but about helping Wisconsin's African-American population going forward. Meeting for breakfast at the governor's mansion Wednesday morning, both Johnson and one of his top officers said they...
  • ‘Diners’ Host Guy Fieri Officiating Chef Art Smith’s 101 Gay Weddings Event In Miami

    02/22/2015 8:22:45 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Towleroad ^ | 2/21/15
    ...People reports that Guy Fieri, the host of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, is officiating at the 101 Gay Weddings event at the James Royal Palm in Miami today... ...the first 101 couples to tweet [Chef Art Smith] with the hashtag #101gayweddings would be entered to get married.... The event also features DJ and porn director Chi Chi Larue providing beats at the post-wedding dance party...
  • Cocaine found on ship tied to Mitch McConnell

    02/19/2015 9:06:32 AM PST · by NowApproachingMidnight · 69 replies
    Free thought project ^ | 11/8/14 | John V.
    A cargo ship connected to Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell was recently stopped and searched before departing from Colombia. During the search, Colombian Coast Guard agents seized roughly 90 pounds of cocaine.
  • Movie: Ode to My Father (Excellent Korean Film in U.S.)

    02/13/2015 9:25:31 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 20 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 2/13/2015 | Loud Mime
    I saw this movie a couple of days ago and am still reeling from its presentation. It is the story of a family torn apart by the Korean war and how they work from being dirt poor to successful. It is a story of a family losing and finding its loved ones. It has the sweetest scene I have seen in ANY movie, but it's not staged or recorded. It's a real recording from history, which has a tremendous effect on those watching. It really happened. This movie is worth watching
  • Focused on the Dysfunctional? A Consideration of the Need for Synod on Family-Refocus ON the Family

    12/22/2014 7:55:57 AM PST · by Salvation · 23 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-21-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Focused on the Dysfunctional? A Consideration of the Need for the Synod on the Family to Refocus ON the Family By: Msgr. Charles PopeMany breathed a sigh of relief when the summary document of the extraordinary Synod on the Family was much improved and the seriously flawed sections (which no one seems to know who wrote!) were removed.  But in this case we cannot allow the better to become the enemy of the best. And frankly the relatio, though improved, ought not escape sober scrutiny by those who seek to allow the upcoming (Ordinary) Synod to become what it really...
  • Is Everything We’ve Been Told About Marriage and Divorce Completely Wrong?

    02/08/2015 10:32:09 AM PST · by tbw2 · 24 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 05/06/2014 | Billy Hallowell
    The divorce rate isn't 50% - and the divorce rate has been falling for two decades.
  • Vatican’s 1st list of 2015 Synod bishops includes strong voices for life & family [Catholic Caucus]

    02/05/2015 3:31:12 PM PST · by Salvation · 5 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | February 2, 2015 | Hilary White
    Vatican’s first list of 2015 Synod bishops includes some strong voices for life and family  By Hilary White  ROME, February 2, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Vatican has published its first list of bishops who will attend the next Synod of bishops in October 2015. For those who were closely following the controversies surrounding the October 2014 Extraordinary Synod of Bishops, at least some of the names on the list will look heartening.The US list includes some of the more notable American defenders of Catholic orthodoxy, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia and Los Angeles Archbishop JosĂ© Horacio GĂłmez and the...
  • Marijuana destroys Families

    02/02/2015 12:28:23 PM PST · by rfreedom4u · 314 replies
    2/2/2015 | Rfreedom4u
    My daughter will turn 19 this month. She is our fifth child. She has also been the most worrying to us as she started using drugs a long time ago. She said she first smoked weed at age 12. Since then she has gone on the try many other drugs to include meth, cocaine, pills and LSD and a few others I can’t name. Last year she was in intensive care for 8 days. She has also been in jail about seven or eight times and gone through rehab twice. She is currently living with her mother and I at...
  • NFL Tough Guys Need Dads, Too

    01/29/2015 2:25:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | Larry Elder
    "What do you think you missed not having a dad around?" Marshawn Lynch, the grumpy, often-fined National Football League star for the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks, was asked that question. Lynch, raised on the mean streets of Oakland, California, by a single mother, said: "Nothing. My mama played both parts." When asked, however, why he finds it difficult to "trust" people, Lynch tells a story about his father: "I think it started earlier, when Mom would (take me over to my dad's) house. And when I get there, my dad like, 'Oh, OK, I be right back,' and...
  • Obama's Tax on Stay-At-Home Moms

    01/21/2015 1:03:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2015 | Terry Jeffrey
    resident Obama's disrespect for motherhood has manifested itself in policies ranging from support for same-sex marriage to defense of a form of abortion that involves forcing a baby into a drug-induced premature delivery and then leaving that little one to die. When it comes to the most vulnerable and innocent human beings -- those for whom great mothers have great hearts -- Obama has a heart of stone. It is demonstrably true that he does not believe a child has a right to a mother or a need for a mother. If he did, he could not support same-sex marriages...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 16 January 2015

    01/15/2015 5:58:51 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 80 replies
    January 15, 2015 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. Got a hankering for pizza? We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. How about a tall brew? No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a glass and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could join us. Enjoy your...