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  • Forty years of faltering fatherhood

    06/16/2012 9:48:34 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 8 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | June 15, 2012 | Kyle Wingfield
    When I wake up each morning, chances are it is to the sound of one of my sons. Whether it’s the voice of my 3-year-old or my 4-month-old that breaks my slumber, I find out when I come to. But they’re earlier risers than I am, and more to the point, they live under my roof. Four decades ago, six in seven kids could say the same thing. Today, it’s five in seven. At current trends, when my boys are my age, perhaps half of American children will live with their dads. It won’t be only on Father’s Day when...
  • Divine Fatherhood is the Source of Human Fatherhood: Fathers as Gift

    06/16/2012 5:15:13 AM PDT · by tcg
    Catholic Online ^ | 6/16/12 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    "For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that he may grant you in accord with the riches of his glory to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inner self, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the holy ones what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the...
  • Debate on a Study Examining Gay Parents

    06/12/2012 6:58:56 AM PDT · by Theoria · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11 June 2012 | BENEDICT CAREY
    Young adults from broken homes in which a parent had had a same-sex relationship reported modestly more psychological and social problems in their current lives than peers from other families that had experienced divorce and other disruptions, a new study has found, stirring bitter debate among partisans on gay marriage. The study counted parents as gay or lesbian by asking participants whether their parents had ever had a same-sex relationship; the parents may not have identified themselves as gay or lesbian. Gay-rights groups attacked the study, financed by conservative foundations, as biased and poorly done even before its publication on...
  • Richard Dawson Dead at 79

    06/03/2012 3:05:50 PM PDT · by Freestate316 · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | June 3, 2012 | CNN Wire Staff
    Family Feud host Richard Dawson has passed away at 79
  • Polygamist who married twin sisters AND their cousin appears on This Morning

    05/28/2012 2:46:46 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 28, 2012 | Deborah Arthurs
    Joe Darger, from Salt Lake City, Utah, lives in a house with his three wives and their 24 children. His polygamous marriage is illegal in 50 American states - and has resulted in him being excommunicated from the Mormon church. But Joe, a fifth generation polygamist, believes his is the correct way - and says he wants to fight to have his plural marriage officially recognised by society. The fundamentalist Mormon appeared on the breakfast television show alongside his three wives, 42-year-old twins Vicki and Valerie, and their 43-year-old cousin Alina. Vicki and Alina have been married to Joe for...
  • Chesterton on the ties binding fathers, mothers, and children

    05/13/2012 7:45:35 PM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    InsightScoop.com ^ | 1920 | G. K. Cherterton
    Chesterton on the ties binding fathers, mothers, and children From The Superstition of Divorce (1920):The child is an explanation of the father and mother and the fact that it is a human child is the explanation of the ancient human ties connecting the father and mother.  The more human, that is the less bestial, is the child, the more lawful and lasting are the ties. So far from any progress in culture or the sciences tending to loosen the bond, any such progress must logically tend to tighten it. ...When we offer any other system as a "career for women,"...
  • Should I buy this house? (vanity, but important to me!)

    05/13/2012 12:49:41 PM PDT · by MacMattico · 93 replies
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    Hi, My Dad passed away a few years ago and my Mom, it has recently been determined, needs round the clock care so must go into a nursing home. My father's Grandmother, then single due to her husbands death, bought this home in 1902 (I have the original deed) after having to sell their farm and lived there, renting to boarders to make money. She later saved up to buy another home and rented out rooms there during the Depression, all on her own. When she passed away, each of her daughters were given a home, which they fixed up...
  • Chen and Family to “Study Abroad” in U.S.

    05/04/2012 9:55:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 5/4/12 | Alana Goodman
    The State Department confirmed this morning that it’s reached a deal with the Chinese government in the case of blind dissident Chen Guangcheng: The Chinese Government stated today that Mr. Chen Guangcheng has the same right to travel abroad as any other citizen of China. Mr. Chen has been offered a fellowship from an American university, where he can be accompanied by his wife and two children. The Chinese Government has indicated that it will accept Mr. Chen’s applications for appropriate travel documents.
  • Evangelist Graham takes out ad on marriage amendment (NC Amendment One)

    05/02/2012 7:08:35 PM PDT · by fwdude · 14 replies
    WXII12.com ^ | 05/02/12 | WXII12.com/AP
    WINSTON-SALEM - Billy Graham on Wednesday released a statement on the proposed marriage amendment in North Carolina. The 93-year-old Graham has a full-page advertisement scheduled to run in 14 state newspapers.
  • Dog Saves Family Before Dying in House Fire

    04/23/2012 7:02:26 PM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 37 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 04/23/2012 | Unattributed
    A Hillsborough, New Hampshire family lost everything in a fire, including the dog that saved their lives. “I’m not crying for the mess. I’m crying for the dogs,” said Paul Sousa, Sr. as he looked at the charred heap that used to be his trailer home. When fire tore through the home Thursday night, he and his son escaped with just minutes to spare thanks to their five year old beagle, Dupa.
  • New York Times op-ed: Co-habitation can lead to divorce

    04/19/2012 5:45:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | 4/19/2012 | Christine Dhanagom
    April 19, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The belief that living together before marriage helps to avoid divorce is “contradicted by experience,” says a New York Times Op-Ed by clinical psychologist Dr. Meg Jay, published this past Saturday. Jay, a specialist in young adult development, professes to be “neither for or against” co-habitation, but offers a searing critique of the practice, which she says is becoming “a norm” among young adults. According to her article, the phenomenon has increased by more than 1500% since 1960, when there were about 450,000 unmarried couples living together. There are now over 7.5 million such couples....
  • Winning the War Against Women The marriage tax and other obstacles to economic progress.

    04/15/2012 3:18:25 PM PDT · by redreno · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/13/2012 | unknown
    The Democrats have found their kind of war. It's the "war against women" they have conjured for the Obama Presidential campaign run. Should be fun, but don't look for any of the combatants to speak for the realities of today's women. Still, there's an opportunity here for Mitt Romney, if he'll seize it. The White House has wasted little time capitalizing on Mr. Romney's perceived weakness among women. Polls show the President with a 20-point advantage over the Republican with women voters. Team Obama is hoping to use the recent fight over mandated insurance coverage for contraception to broaden the...
  • Souls & Rivers of Faith (With Ghost EVP's)

    04/11/2012 8:45:53 AM PDT · by Revski
    Revski youtube Classics ^ | 4-11-2012 | Revski
    This is a classic signature o7jimmy video with scenic views children singing and a few ghost EVP's (Electronic Voice Phenomenon)!
  • Fathers of Illegitimate Children Would Lose Rights to Adoption

    A bill presented in the House would allow the adoption of a child to take place without the consent of the father, if he has not previously developed a consistent and substantial relationship with the child. The definition of “consistent and substantial relationship,” has not been specifically defined in Missouri law. The bill seeks to express clearly the actions a father must take to develop a consistent and substantial relationship. Unless actively thwarted from doing so by the mother, the father must provide: Consistent prenatal financial support Payment of prenatal and natal medical care for the mother and baby Child...
  • Zimmerman family challenges Holder on New Black Panthers, says no arrests ‘based solely on your

    04/09/2012 4:22:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/9/12 | Matthew Boyle
    In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday, obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller, a family member of George Zimmerman asked the nation’s top law enforcement officer why he has chosen to not arrest members of the New Black Panther Party for their rhetoric — some of which may fit the federal government’s definition of a hate crime — throughout the Trayvon Martin case. The family member believes the reason Holder hasn’t made those arrests is because he, like the members of the New Black Panther Party, is black. “I am writing you to ask you why, when...
  • The new American household: 3 generations, 1 roof

    04/09/2012 1:29:14 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 65 replies
    http://money.cnn.com ^ | 4/9/2012 | Les Christie
    As the economy continues to take a toll on consumers' finances, a growing number of people are discovering that becoming roommates with mom and dad, or a 20- or 30-something son or daughter, helps to ease some of the financial pain in tough times. As of 2010, 4.4 million U.S. homes held three generations or more under one roof, a 15% increase from 3.8 million households two years earlier, according to the latest data available from the Census Bureau. For multi-generational households, there is typically a nice payoff. Not only do they save money, but they are better able to...
  • Public School Paints Over Student Mural of 'Offensive' Traditional Family

    04/07/2012 8:15:29 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 61 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | 4-7-2012 | News 10 via Youtube
    Public School Paints Over Student Mural of 'Offensive' Traditional Family - YouTube
  • Walker on faith, his family, recall and unions (WI)

    04/06/2012 10:41:44 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    JS Online ^ | 4-6-12 | Don Walker
    In a lengthy television interview with the political correspondent for Christian Broadcasting News, a calm but determined Gov. Scott Walker talked openly about his faith, his determination not to lose the recall election set for June, his views on unions, and what he would have done differently in the winter of 2011 regarding changes to collective bargaining. Asked about his faith and the effect of months of turmoil in Madison on his family, Walker said they relied on prayer. "We realize that all this is just a temporary thing and God's got a plan for us that, who knows where...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: AUTHORITY, 04-02-12

    04/02/2012 9:25:13 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 04-02-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):AUTHORITY The right of a society to direct and compel the members to co-operate toward the attainment of the end of that society. Ultimately all authority in a society comes from God but in different ways, depending on the kind of society. In a conventional society, founded by the free agreement of men and women who set its purpose and choose its means, God is the final source of authority, but indirectly, in the sense that he is the source of everything. He created the persons who form the society and gave them the faculties by...
  • Family demands to know if weapons used to kill ICE agent could have been seized before they crossed

    03/29/2012 4:27:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    fox ^ | 3/29/12 | William La Jeunesse
    The family of a murdered U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent is demanding to know if U.S. agencies could have seized the weapons used to kill him before they crossed the border into Mexico. Amador and Mary Zapata also believe their son Jaime, who was only in Mexico for 9 days before his death, was not adequately trained for his assignment, a trip on one of Mexico’s most dangerous roads in a $160,000 armored Suburban. “We want to find out the truth,” Amador Zapata said from the living room of his Brownsville, Texas home. “Who thought of this program? How...