Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $44,961
51%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 51%!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: family

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Cardinal Sarah: The new revolutionaries are trying to destroy the Christian family

    08/16/2017 8:05:31 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | August 16, 2017 | Nick Hallett
    People once again need to rise up like the Vendée Catholics and Royalists, the cardinal addedModern Western advocates of abortion and population control in Africa are like the French revolutionaries who massacred the people of Vendée, Cardinal Robert Sarah has said.In a homily honouring the Vendée martyrs, published online by Famille Chrétienne, Cardinal Sarah praised the region and its inhabitants for resisting atheistic republicanism during the Revolution, but said that the Church and the traditional family still faced persecution.“Who will rise today for God?” the cardinal asked. “Who will dare to confront the modern persecutors of the Church? Who will...
  • 18 Manly scents

    08/16/2017 5:05:41 PM PDT · by vannrox · 102 replies
    The Art of Manlness ^ | 8JUL13 | Brett & Kate McKay
    Just about four years ago we published a post on 15 Manly Smells. The article received a ton of comments from folks who wanted to add their own favorite manly smells to the list, and the other day I found myself lost in enjoyment reading over them all again. So many of the additions were so great and evocative and so worthy of mention, and as the first post was one of my all-time favorites, I couldn’t resist compiling another edition. Enjoy and add your still unmentioned favorites to the comments!Black Coffee “My favorite scent, not just manly scent,...
  • Disney's pro-gay cartoon for preschoolers: 12 facts you need to know

    08/11/2017 6:46:47 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 40 replies
    Lifesite News ^ | August 9, 2017 | Claire Chretien
    Disney Junior released an episode of a cartoon aimed at preschoolers that depicted two "married" lesbian moms. Doc McStuffins, a show about an aspiring doctor who "fixes" toys with help from friends, featured a family led by two "moms" in its August 5 episode "The Emergency Plan." Although Doc McStuffins has been praised by many cultural critics for its depiction of a young African-American female doctor, it's now under fire for its most recent episode pushing same-sex "marriage." Here are 12 facts about Doc McStuffins. The creator of the show, Chris Nee, is in a same-sex 'marriage.' Michelle Obama...
  • The Importance of Fathers (According to Science)

    08/11/2017 6:13:42 AM PDT · by vannrox · 9 replies
    The Art of Manlness ^ | June 19, 2015 | Brett and Kate McKay
    In 1960, only 10% of children were raised without a father in the home.Today, 40% are.There are many reasons behind this sobering statistic. The clichéd case of a man knocking up a woman, and then leaving town never to return certainly still occurs.But sometimes a man’s ex-wife petitions for primary custody of their kids, and sympathetic family courts unjustly grant this request about 80% of the time.And there is an increasing number of women — who for various reasons cannot or do not want to raise their children with a boyfriend or husband — who intentionally choose to become...
  • A little good news for a change...

    07/29/2017 11:15:14 AM PDT · by Openurmind · 24 replies
    7/29/17 | Myself
    A little light to share in this world of Wrong. Sitting here waiting for my eleventh Grandchild to be born. :) It never gets old or normal and it is always such a joy... :)
  • The Greatest Generation Just lost another Hero

    07/20/2017 8:42:54 PM PDT · by slouper · 69 replies
    Me | 08/20/17 | SCB
    I just wanted to let the community know that my Dad past away last night at 95 years . He was an American hero, a World War II B17 pilot with the 8th Air Force 379th Bomb Group out of Kimbolton Airfield England. He flew 25 missions and returned to be an B29 flight instructor at Roswell New Mexico. He became a petroleum engineer after graduating from OU and travelled the world with his family drilling wells for Mobil Oil and providing energy for all of us. BTW, I asked him about the Roswell incident , he was there at...
  • Trump Delivers A Warning To Mueller

    07/20/2017 9:31:37 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 52 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/19/17 | Alex Pfeiffer
    President Donald Trump told The New York Times Wednesday that it would be improper for special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate his family’s finances in a manner not related to the probe into Russian election interference. Mueller, a registered Republican, has hired at least seven Democratic donors to join his investigative team, including one attorney who donated roughly $34,000 to federal Democratic candidates. Trump has previously called this hiring practice “ridiculous,” and was asked by the Times whether he would ever order the Justice Department to fire Mueller. He said he would not do so, but he did say that...
  • We’re Raising Our Boys to be “Dangerous” Men

    07/17/2017 9:10:47 PM PDT · by DWW1990 · 18 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 7/18/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    My wife Michelle and I have three sons and one daughter. Much to the dismay of foolish, so-called “feminists” like Jody Allard, we’re raising every one of them to be “dangerous,” though, not in the sense that Ms. Allard imagines. It’s worse—much, much, worse. In case you missed it, Ms. Allard is the infamous mother who—while longing for “safe,” “feminist men,” and lamenting the allegedly numerous men who populate the so-called “rape culture,”—has more than once publicly shamed her two sons. I suppose the young men—both in their late teens—should at least be thankful that their angry, deceived, corrupted-by-liberalism mother...
  • Illinois Purges Social Workers And Foster Families Who Don’t ‘Facilitate’ Transgenderism

    05/30/2017 7:58:35 PM PDT · by Mafe · 27 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 30, 2017 | Mary Hasson
    The science-deniers are running the LGBTQ show over at the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), and dissenters will not be tolerated. The department’s new “enhanced” policies promoting the “well-being of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) children and youth in the Department’s care” ratchet in one direction only: encouraging children towards LGBTQ identities. DCFS has drawn a rainbow-colored line in the sand, announcing it “will not tolerate exposing LGBTQ children and youth to staff/providers who are not supportive of children and youths’ right to self-determination of sexual/gender identity.”
  • Schneider: the Catholic family is the first bulwark against the current great apostasy[Cath Caucus]

    05/21/2017 8:00:44 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Voice of the Family ^ | May 19, 2017 | Bishop Athanasius Schneider
    This address was delivered by His Excellency Bishop Athanasius Schneider, auxiliary bishop of Astana in Kazakhstan, on 19 May 2017 at the fourth annual Rome Life Forum, which is organised by Voice of the Family. The family has been created immediately by God, so the Magisterium of the Church teaches us (cf. Pius XI., Encyclical Divini illius magistri, 12). Pope Leo XIII says in his magisterial encyclical on marriage and family: “Marriage has God for its Author, and was from the very beginning a kind of foreshadowing of the Incarnation of His Son; and therefore there abides in it something holy...
  • Falling Off the Demographic Cliff

    05/20/2017 2:24:26 PM PDT · by NYer · 51 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 15, 2017 | WILLIAM KILPATRICK
    Friends who visit Europe with large families in tow tell me they soon become “tourist attractions” themselves.Europeans are used to Muslims with large families. But Americans? People from a prosperous developed nation? How odd. Don’t they know that children get in the way of self-fulfillment? That population growth is bad for the environment?The visiting Americans with large families are almost invariably Christians—another segment of European society that, along with children, seems to be on the way out. In 2016 more than 90,000 people dropped out of the Church of Sweden, and Norway’s State Church lost more than 25,000 members...
  • Father and son reunite while deployed to Afghanistan

    04/28/2017 8:38:02 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 4 replies
    Air Force Times/Army Times ^ | 24 Apr, 2017 | Rachael Kalinyak
    After two years of being apart, Benjamin TenBrink and his father Carl TenBrink were recently reunited in Afghanistan, according to Stars and Stripes. Benjamin, 23, serves as an Air Force senior airman and provides logistical support at Bagram Air Field. His father Carl, 41, is a chief warrant officer in the Army. After being stationed in Weisbaden, Germany, for two years, he now works as the personal security agent for Major General Richard Kaiser, the commander of Combined Security Transition Command. “Before Benjamin and I met up in February, it had been two years since I had seen him because...
  • 2017 Rome Life Forum to address ‘tragic errors’ Our Lady of Fatima predicted [Cath Cauc]

    04/26/2017 10:34:55 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | April 25, 2017 | Claire Chretien
    ROME, Italy, April 25, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Next month, pro-life and pro-family leaders from around the world will gather for two days before the Rome March for Life to strategize on overcoming the crisis in the Catholic Church and international threats to life and family. "The 2017 Rome Life Forum comes at a critical time in the life of the Church: 100 years after the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima calling for repentance and conversion, and just over a year after the publication of Amoris Laetitia," said John-Henry Westen, editor-in-chief and co-founder of LifeSiteNews. "The pro-life and pro-family movement...
  • Why Are Black College Graduates Less Wealthy than Other Grads?

    04/14/2017 7:58:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/14/2017 | Mona Charen
    The headline was numbingly familiar: “For Blacks, College is Not An Equalizer.” The op-ed in the Washington Post by Ray Boshara explored what he called a “troubling paradox,” namely that so many well-educated black Americans “feel so economically insecure.” It’s a startling fact, Boshara continued, “that blacks with college degrees have lost wealth over the past generation.” White college graduates “saw their wealth soar by 86 percent” between 1992 and 2013, while black college graduates experienced a loss of 55 percent over the same period. I made a little bet with myself as I read the piece: “Two-to-one he doesn’t...
  • Making America Great Again Only Possible Without Liberals Lurking in the Administration

    04/12/2017 9:19:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/12/17 | Judi McLeod
    It won’t be the pink pu**y posse, the MSM, or frustrated global elitists who take the president down, it will be the ‘Daddy’s Girl’ of human nature who could some day topple Daddy, America’s best president since Ronald Reagan Though the crazed and obsessive progressive left will never buy it, “To Err is Human”. That includes you, too Ivanka, Jared Kushner, Donald Jr. and Eric Trump. To err is human even when working within the structure of family.
  • I thank God every day for President Trump and pray for his continuing success

    04/09/2017 2:40:07 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 269 replies
    I thank God every day for President Trump and pray for his continuing success. Had Trump not entered the race, the GOPe would have delivered the nomination to Jeb Bush and then Her Royal Heinous Hillary would be sitting in the White House today. Those who think that doesn't make any difference whatsoever are perfectly free to post somewhere else. God bless President Trump. God bless America.
  • The touching 1,800-year-old letter from a Roman legionary to his family

    04/06/2017 2:01:34 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    Aletelia ^ | April 6, 2017 | Daniel Esparza
    A PhD candidate at Rice University translated the letter in its entirety, as part of his work in papyrology. In 2012, when Grant Adamson was still a student at Rice University in Houston, he finished deciphering the contents of the letter that an Egyptian soldier named Aurelius Polion (a volunteer in the Roman legions) sent his family 1,800 years ago.If it is surprising that Aurelius was able to read and write (the letter is written in koine Greek, the lingua franca of the Mediterranean colonies of the Roman Empire), the content of the letter is all the more touching. The...
  • Marriage and Family at the Time of Jesus

    03/27/2017 8:13:33 AM PDT · by Salvation · 18 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-26-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Marriage and Family at the Time of Jesus Msgr. Charles Pope • March 26, 2017 • N.B.: I am in the Holy Land at this time. As my travel schedule is heavy, I am republishing some articles about life in Jesus’ day. I hope you will enjoy reading (or re-reading) them as much as I did.The word family had a wider meaning both in Aramaic and in Hebrew than it does in English. The Hebrew, ah, and the Aramaic, aha, could be used to refer to brothers, sisters, half-brothers, half-sisters, cousins, and even other near relations. Extended family networks...
  • ‘No other choice’: Dad caught family members as they jumped from fire, but pregnant wife landed hard

    03/18/2017 8:39:37 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies
    Alaska Dispatch News ^ | 3/17/17 | Annie Zak
    <p>Andrew Engelking doesn't know exactly how he was able to catch his kids and break the fall of his pregnant wife as they leapt from their third-floor Spenard apartment to escape a deadly fire that destroyed the building a month ago.</p>
  • (Vanity) How to deal with adult child rejecting family values

    03/17/2017 12:30:57 AM PDT · by American72 · 134 replies
    Self ^ | 03/17/17 | Myself
    Our older son is finally moving out next week. He is 23 and has worked for our small business throughout his young adult life, but hadn't been able to find full time work that would pay enough to live on his own. He did pay rent while living here after college. The problem is that he has completely rejected our family values. I guess he was indoctrinated in college unfortunately. This was a kid that went with us to the original Bush rallies during the recount and was proud to be American, and even wrote a paper on my great...