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  • The Black Family in 1965 and Today

    02/26/2015 8:52:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    The breakdown of the black family is a sensitive topic, though it's not new and it's not in dispute. President Barack Obama, who grew up with an absent father, often urges black men to be responsible parents. Nor is there any doubt that African-American children would be better off living with their married parents. Kids who grow up in households headed by a single mother are far more likely than others to be poor, quit school, get pregnant as teens and end up in jail. But these facts were once inflammatory. Fifty years ago next month, a Labor Department official...
  • Survey of Men at Abortion Clinics Reveals Their Thoughts

    02/03/2015 12:20:31 AM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    clinicquotes.com ^ | September 10, 2012 | Tech
    Researcher Arthur Shostak surveyed 1000 men waiting at abortion clinics while their girlfriends or wives were being aborted. He discovered that: 42% of the boyfriends had offered to marry the woman 25% of those who did not offer to marry the woman offered child support 39% of the men believed that life began at conception or when the nervous system began to function 26% believe that the abortion was the “killing of a child.” The study found a range of emotions among the men. They feared for the woman’s health, felt guilty about the abortion or the pregnancy, felt self-doubt,...
  • Abortion Also Effect the Man, says Post-Abortion Father

    02/02/2015 6:40:28 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    clinicquotes.com ^ | April 1, 2013 | Sarah Terzo
    A man whose wife aborted two babies against his will says the following: “Abortion is a decision that doesn’t just affect the woman. It is a choice that also affects the father. He may have been the one who demanded and coerced the woman into the abortion, or he may have been the one who stood silently by as the choice was made, without ever being part of the decision-making process, and told about it only after it was an accomplished fact. In either case, the husband becomes conflicted, despondent, and angry. The views of both husband and wife become...
  • Amanda Marcotte’s new low: demonizing grieving fathers of aborted children

    01/22/2015 4:46:34 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Jan 22, 2015 | Calvin Freiburger
    Last week was not great for Amanda Marcotte’s image. The day after bemoaning the prospect of “forcing” Down syndrome kids on their parents (eviscerated here on LAN by Cassy Fiano), she followed up with an angry condemnation of fathers who grieve for their aborted children in stories shared by Heroic Media, Silent No More, and others. While the natural reaction for anyone with a soul would be empathy, Marcotte’s is “vomiting in your mouth.” The instigator of her venom was “The Apology,” a recent Heroic Media video featuring the heartfelt confessions of several men who either agreed to or failed...
  • Pro-Abortion Web Site Attacks Men Who Regret Urging Their Partner to Have Abortion

    01/16/2015 9:49:57 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | 1/16/15 | Sarah Zagorski
    In the world of “choice,” women and men who choose abortion experience zero regret or pain; and then when they share their stories we’re expected to agree with their decision and honor them for their bravery. However, when someone shares that they regret their abortion and that it was damaging to their mental health, they’re immediately blacklisted. For example, a recent article on Jezebel.com ridicules and dismisses a video that shares the stories of three men who regret participating and conceding to their partner’s abortion. The video titled, “The Apology,” was created by Heroic Media and highlights the need for...
  • Victorian fathers were the ORIGINAL New Men who spent time and joked with their children

    01/16/2015 6:55:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 3 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 16, 2015 | Martha Cliff
    We may all have been cooing at David Beckham's touching outing with his three-year-old daughter Harper on her scooter this week, but according to a new study, this fatherly behaviour is nothing new. The study contests the widely-held view that there's been a generational shift in attitudes to fatherhood and only today's 'New Man'is more comfortable with his parenting role. Academics from the universities of Manchester and Leeds examined fatherhood in Britain during the 19th and 20th centuries and found strong evidence that dads were far more involved in their children's lives than previously thought.
  • The Bishops and the Catholic “man-crisis”

    12/16/2014 1:54:52 PM PST · by NYer · 23 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | December 15, 2014 | Matthew James Christoff
    (Photo: CNS) The III Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops met for several weeks in October 2014 and issued the document, “Pastoral Challenges to the Family in the Context of Evangelization.” There has been much commentary about the ill-conceived interim report, Relatio post Disceptationem, which implied that homosexuality had inherent positive gifts and that divorced and remarried people who were in a state of perpetual adultery could somehow be accommodated to be able to receive communion. The scandalous nature of these ill-conceived paragraphs created great public confusion. Thankfully, in the final Relatio Synodi, the scandalous language was removed....
  • A post Satan did not want published? In These Dark Days, the Church Needs Her Men to be Men

    11/03/2014 7:36:12 AM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-02-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A post Satan did not want published? But Here it is anyway: In These Dark Days, the Church Needs Her Men to be Men By: Msgr. Charles PopeThis is a post that Satan apparently did not like. When I posted it last Thursday, the Server of the Archdiocese (literally) burnt up within an hour or two of posting. And while things are slowly coming back online, the post you are about to read could not be found in the archive file, anywhere. Thanks be to God some intrepid readers (at dclatinmass.com) had saved the post which I had not had...
  • If You Truly Want to Stop Abortions, Convince Fathers to be Pro-Life

    09/02/2014 8:19:15 AM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    Life News ^ | Chandler Klebs
    Consider this situation: A man chooses to have sex with a woman who he knows will go for an abortion if she gets pregnant. She does get pregnant. She goes to an abortionist, who performs the abortion. Which of the three people killed the baby? The father, mother, or abortionist? It should be obvious that all three people played a part in the abortion. So no matter what your answer, you are partially correct. The father chose to do the one thing that could result in a pregnancy the mother did not want. The mother chose to abort rather than...
  • The Prodigal Father: Benedict XVI on Fathering

    07/18/2014 8:10:34 PM PDT · by Salvation · 24 replies
    CE.com ^ | July 18, 2014 | Dave McClow
    The Prodigal Father: Benedict XVI on Fathering July 18, 2014 Dave McClow The “prodigal father” is the story of our time.  It is the story of fatherlessness in our families.  Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is and has always been highly aware of the crisis of fatherhood and its implications for society (see my previous blog).  He knows that when fatherhood is gutted, “something in the basic structure of human existence has been damaged” (The God of Jesus Christ, p. 29).  But he is also supremely insightful about what happens in the family, both positively and negatively, because of fathers! Let’s start...
  • The Gender Confusion Challenge to Army Recruitment

    07/17/2014 4:48:01 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | July 17, 2014 | WILLIAM KILPATRICK
    One thing that you can say for ISIS, the Middle-East terrorist army, is that it doesn’t have a recruitment problem. Young men are streaming to Syria and Iraq from all over the world to join the cause. And they come not just from the Muslim world, but also from England, France, Sweden, Australia, and the U.S.Perhaps hoping to put a dent in the appeal of ISIS, some Western newspapers have made much of the expensive stolen watch visible on the wrist of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi during his first public appearance at the Grand Mosque in Mosul. According to...
  • Why dads don’t belong in the delivery room, and other lessons of childbirth learned by a father

    07/04/2014 8:42:07 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 90 replies
    National Post / The Telegraph ^ | July 3, 2014 | Neil Lyndon
    ... But then there’s a lot about labour that nobody puts in so many words. Nobody ever told me that after the birth, I would feel as shaken as if I’d been in a car crash. That was how I felt for about two days after my oldest son was born, 32 years ago. I now see it as my fatherly, comradely duty to pass on that kind of information, sparing no gory detail, to young men about to see service in that war zone for the first time. Nobody else — certainly not those fluffy prenatal classes — will...
  • All the Times President Obama Acted Just Like Your Dad, In Honor Of Father's Day

    06/21/2014 9:42:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Bustle ^ | June 11, 2014 | Seth Millstein
    President Obama has been referred to as “Dad-In-Chief” on more than one occasion, and this Father’s Day will likely be no exception. Not only because he’s a devoted and vocal family man, but also because the president’s demeanor is very dad-like. Remember how, during his very first speech as president-elect, he announced that he’d finally given into his daughter’s pleading and acquired a family dog? And have you seen his choice of jeans? Or the way he pumps iron at the gym? There’s no doubt, Obama has most definitely earned his nickname. Even President Obama’s political style has been inspired...
  • Bob Bergdahl, Good Father

    06/15/2014 5:38:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The New Yorker | June 15, 2014 | Virginia Cannon
    Link only, due to copyright issues: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2014/06/bob-bergdahl-good-father.html
  • Reflections on Mass Culture and Fatherhood

    06/14/2014 10:05:02 AM PDT · by xzins · 6 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | June 11, 2014 | Eric Metaxas
    When I was working on my book, “7 Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness,” I thought about the way that our culture has depicted men, specifically fathers, over the past half-century or so. It’s hard to believe today, but one of the iconic television shows of the 1950s was actually called “Father Knows Best.” And believe it or not, the title was not ironic! Jim Anderson, played by Robert Young, really did know best. He was kind, patient, generous and firm when he needed to be. As the saying goes, that was then and this is, well, not then....
  • Obama Urges Substitute Fathers Instead Of Intact Families

    05/30/2014 2:51:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 30, 2014 | Neil Munro, White House Correspondent
    President Barack Obama’s new report on fatherless kids doesn’t include a single mention of the words “marriage” or “married.” The report admits that fatherlessness almost doubles the failure rate among African-American and Latino kids, yet it calls for government to arrange substitute fathers for huge numbers of fatherless boys and girls instead of binding fathers to their kids via marriage. “The President is calling on Americans interested in getting involved in My Brother’s Keeper to sign up as long-term mentors to young people,” according to the White House press statement that accompanies the report, which is titled “Opportunity for All:...
  • Cultural Misandry? – A Minor Rant on The “Men are Stupid” Commericals.

    05/07/2011 4:07:04 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 83 replies
    adw.org ^ | May 6, 2011 | Msgr. Charles Pope.
    Cultural Misandry? – A Minor Rant on The “Men are Stupid” Commericals.By: Msgr. Charles Pope OK, you know the typical drill of a TV commercial: As the scene opens, some buffoon of a man, usually a husband, is struggling to have a clue as to what something is all about. Sure enough, an all-knowing woman (usually the wife), rolling her eyes and shaking her head in pity, is there to help the stupid buffoon of a man not utterly ruin everything. And of course the product being peddled is usually part of the solution. And, by the way, did...
  • Church Fathers and Church Music

    09/22/2013 6:09:00 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 9/12/13 | Christopher B. Warner
    The Fathers of the Church can help us refine our liturgical worship after 50 years of subjection to sentimental pop music.At the beginning of this 50th anniversary year of Vatican II, Benedict XVI called for a renewed, authentic reading and implementation of the council documents. After suffering through many decades of vulgar, saccharine Church music, it is encouraging to note a rise of musicians who are serious about authentic reform of sacred worship. The recent Sacred Liturgy Conference in Rome was a great success, and there is a spirit of joyful, liturgical rejuvenation among the youth. Today’s composers are considering...
  • Jack Meakem

    09/07/2013 4:17:03 PM PDT · by RS_Rider · 11 replies
    A great American is dealing with his fathers fight with cancer and I would like to lead the way for Freepers to express their feelings toward a fellow in need. Glen has been hosting local radio show on the weekends and is a great spokesman for the conservative American cause. Please say a prayer for Glen and his father Jack in his time of need.
  • Texas Won’t Prosecute Father Who Beat His 5-Year-Old Daughter’s Molester To Death

    08/31/2013 10:12:36 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 76 replies
    mrconservative.com/ ^ | 8/30/2013 | na
    In rural Lavaca County, Texas, a grand jury refused to indict a father who, when he caught a farm hand attempting to rape his five-year-old daughter, beat the farm hand, accidentally killing him. The incident took place on June 9, near Shiner, Texas. Someone alerted the little girl’s father that Jesus Flores, a farmhand, was seen carrying the little girl to a secluded area. The father took off in the direction that the farmhand was seen traveling. As he drew closer, he could hear his little girl screaming. When he reached the two, both the farmhand and the five-year-old had...
  • Tattered World War II flag brings two families together

    07/16/2013 8:43:07 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    KOMOnews ^ | 7-16-13 | Eric Johnson
    SEATTLE -- The saying, "time heals all wounds" is familiar to most, and for two soldiers and their two sons, it rings true. It's important that a man understands his father so he can better understand himself. And when the fathers are gone, we cling to things -- belongings and symbols -- that show what they stood for and who they were. In Centralia, Kim McDougal has learned new things about his father after finding a unique package. Herb McDougal is 88-years old. He lives in a retirement home and suffers from Friedreich's ataxia, which makes it difficult for him...
  • The President's Ghastly Gun Gaffe

    06/19/2013 6:59:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 19, 2013 | Ken Blackwell
    President Obama’s gun gaffe was nearly lost in the pre-Christmas flood of TV and internet chatter. But Breitbart’s Joel Pollak was right to highlight Mr. Obama’s bizarre post-election statement. One of the reasons he ran for re-election, Mr. Obama told Barbara Walters, was so he could have “men with guns around” as his daughters entered their teen years. What a gaffe! We need to focus on that comment now, especially in light of his bromides about fathers in his Father’s Day message. Mr. Obama last week issued a typical Father’s Day Proclamation leading up to the weekend. In it, he...
  • Fathers are not optional to children

    06/16/2013 9:44:21 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 11 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6-14-13 | Andrew T. Walker
    Father’s Day is this Sunday. A time to celebrate fathers throughout America, it is also a time to bring renewed attention to the consequences of fatherless households.
  • Holy Husbands: A Heavenly Gift

    06/15/2013 2:18:33 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | June 14, 2013 | FR. ED BROOM
    “Be holy as your heavenly Father is holy.” These words of Jesus, taught in the context of the Sermon on the Mount, is a universal command! This must be carried out according to one’s specific vocation of life.What are some specific ways in which men who have chosen the married state can live out this universal call and command to be holy as our heavenly Father is holy?In this short essay we will focus on the Husband’s relationship to God and his wife. Once married, the hierarchy of importance for the married man must be the following order: God, wife,...
  • Happy Fatherless Day

    06/15/2013 9:42:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/15/2013 | W. Bradford Wilcox
    Today, marriage is less likely to ground and guide American family life. The recent response from the left to the nation’s retreat from marriage is instructive. Just “live with it,” says sociologist Philip Cohen in The Atlantic. Ezra Klein assures us in the Washington Post that as marriage breaks down, “space will emerge for a more practical conversation about how to best support America’s increasingly nontraditional family units.” And Matthew Yglesias notes in Slate that the Left sees an “expansive welfare state” as the primary vehicle for supporting unmarried women and their children. It’s debatable whether the nation has the...
  • The War Against Black Men

    04/02/2013 1:44:30 PM PDT · by grundle · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | January 17, 2013 | Lee Habeeb
    Chicago’s murder statistics tell a story of young black males without fathers and at risk.The date was January 12, 2013. You probably didn’t hear about this tragedy involving guns and two teenage boys. But this was the headline in the Chicago Tribune: “Boys, 14 and 15, killed in separate shootings Friday.” You didn’t hear about it because such events aren’t news in Chicago. They’re ordinary daily occurrences. As we continue to hear calls for ever-tightening gun laws from the Obama administration, and from states such as New York, it is worth thinking about those headlines in Chicago. And in inner...
  • What Happened to Dads?

    04/01/2013 2:14:38 PM PDT · by marcbold · 51 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 4-1-13 | Matt Archbold
    My wife recently chaperoned a dance for junior high schoolers at a Catholic school. She working the door when another of the chaperones, a father of one of the students in attendance, hurried over and asked her what he was supposed to do about an eighth grade girl making out with an 8th grade guy in the middle of the dance floor. “That’s not ok, is it?” he asked her. “Should we be doing something about this?” The man truly didn’t know what his responsibilities were. My wife was stunned by the question. She was about to answer when another...
  • DOJ: Children Do Not Need—and Have No Right to--Mothers

    03/03/2013 4:58:50 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 148 replies
    DOJ: Children Do Not Need—and Have No Right to--Mothers March 3, 2013 By Terence P. Jeffrey Georgetown Law School. (AP Photo/Haraz Ghanbari) (CNSNews.com) - The Obama Justice Department is arguing in the United States Supreme Court that children do not need mothers. The Justice Department’s argument on the superfluity of motherhood is presented in a brief the Obama administration filed in the case of Hollingsworth v. Perry, which challenges the constitutionality of Proposition 8, the California ballot initiative that amended California’s Constitution to say that marriage involves only one man and one woman. The Justice Department presented its conclusions about...
  • American Socialism Working – 1 in 4 Kids on Food Stamps

    01/13/2013 10:42:53 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    political outcast ^ | 1-12-13 | Dave Jolly
    Many of the same tactics used to weaken the Christian influence also worked to weaken the family. They introduced the ideas of divorce made easy instead of working out the problems or turning to Scripture. They taught situation ethics in schools where kids learned to blame their parents for all of their problems and then resent them for it. In the 1960s and 70s, the openness of sexual promiscuity flooded the families. Adultery and pre-marital sex permeated through the Church like yeast in a batch of dough. Even Christian leaders fell to the temptations that were hurled at them, causing...
  • The REAL cause of the New Town shooting

    12/18/2012 2:39:33 PM PST · by truthczar2000 · 44 replies
    12/18/2012 | Truthczar2000
    AS I have scrolled around the web absorbing information about the school shooting in New Town, CT., I have noticed a glaring absence of understanding of what motivated Adam Lanza to kill his mother and a class full of kindergarteners. There is an answer, but nobody seems to want to express it. I, for one, am unafraid to speak to this issue, as I see it. The real cause of this massacre has nothing to do with the proliferation of guns, nor does it have anything to do with a lack of mental health. The real cause of these kinds...
  • Need Father's Rights help in DuPage County, IL (Please help!)

    12/09/2012 8:16:02 AM PST · by TitansAFC · 42 replies
    Vanity | 12-9-12 | TitansAFC
    I am dealing with a woman who is willing to falsely accuse me of harassment and being a threat to abuse my children. She has used denying visitation of the children against me, and is doing so now by filing an Order of Protection based on false allegations, which denies me visitation until our court date later in December. My current attorney, who was also my divorce attorney, is very passive. He has talked down any ideas I have come up with, and when I push for better advocacy from him, he is quick to mention that he will require...
  • A Responsibility to Say Something An article from Fragmented Families and Splintered Classes

    10/10/2012 8:40:21 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 2 replies
    Center of the American Experiment ^ | 10-10-12 | Paul D. Allick
    One approach to address the increase in out-of-wedlock births and divorce is for those of us who are civic and religious leaders to start speaking up. We must start talking about values. We must teach about dignity, generosity, honor, and discipline. I am not convinced that this approach will totally reverse these disturbing trends, but it is worth trying. As I look at our cultural landscape, it seems that values are no longer taught or even discussed. When we do discuss poverty, it is only in the context of materialism. We are no longer comfortable looking at the spiritual and...
  • 1-Year-Old Dies After Being Thrown From Father's Motorcycle

    09/05/2012 10:31:36 AM PDT · by rawhide · 33 replies
    cafemom.com ^ | 8-7-12 | Julie Ryan Evans
    Toddler Heartbreaking 1-Year-Old Dies After Being Thrown From Father's Motorcycle Posted by Julie Ryan Evanson August 7, 2012 at 2:24 PM .There are so many times when children die from circumstances out of our control like incurable disease and freak accidents that no one saw coming. So I think that's what makes deaths that could have been prevented so incredibly tragic. Like the case in Utah this past Sunday in which toddler Richard Moore was killed while riding on his father's motorcycle. I'm sure Shannon Moore, 48, had only the best of intentions when he took his 1-year-old son out...
  • More Possible Obamacare Fallout--Child Support Extended to Age 26

    08/09/2012 9:22:45 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 35 replies
    www.the-spearhead.com ^ | June 28 2012 | W. F. Price
    Health Care Bill Closer to Reality, Child Support to be Extended to 26 by W.F. Price on June 28, 2012 The Supremes have set the stage for the full implementation of Obamacare, and yet people are not fully aware of the consequences of this enormous, bloated bill. A provision of Obamacare that divorced fathers ought to pay close attention to is the extension of “dependent children” to age 26 (from Cornell’s law blog): http://www.the-spearhead.com/2012/06/28/health-care-bill-closer-to-reality-child-support-to-be-extended-to-26/
  • Growing Up With Two Moms: The Untold Children’s View

    08/07/2012 1:28:40 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 50 replies
    The Witherspoon Institute ^ | August 6,2011 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    Quite simply, growing up with gay parents was very difficult, and not because of prejudice from neighbors. People in our community didn’t really know what was going on in the house. To most outside observers, I was a well-raised, high-achieving child, finishing high school with straight A’s. Inside, however, I was confused. When your home life is so drastically different from everyone around you, in a fundamental way striking at basic physical relations, you grow up weird. I have no mental health disorders or biological conditions. I just grew up in a house so unusual that I was destined to...
  • 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...
  • Hey, Man-Hating, Nerve-Grating Feminists: Good Fathers Are Irreplaceable

    06/17/2012 4:34:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 17, 2012 | Doug Giles
    I have two twentysomething daughters who’re currently taking over the planet. When these female charges popped out of their mommy’s womb, this thing called “responsibility for their upbringing” hit me like a Jackie Chan punch. I didn’t slough off my role in their lives onto my wife, my church, public school, day care, relatives, TV, or “the village.” I didn’t expect any of the aforementioned to fill my boots chiefly because … they can’t. Living in Miami, I knew I would have to pony up and become a major player in my little ones’ lives if I wanted them to...
  • A 2012 Father's Day Message of Encouragement and Warning : "The Single-Mom Catastrophe"

    06/16/2012 7:39:47 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 31 replies
    The Manhattan Institute and City Journal ^ | 2012-06-03 | Kay S. Hymowitz
    . The mission of the Manhattan Institute is to develop and disseminate new ideas that foster greater economic choice and individual responsibility. The Single-Mom Catastrophe June 03, 2012 By Kay S. Hymowitz The demise of two-parent families in the U.S. has been an economic catastrophe for society. The single-mother revolution shouldn’t need much introduction. It started in the 1960s when the nation began to sever the historical connection between marriage and childbearing and to turn single motherhood and the fatherless family into a viable, even welcome, arrangement for children and for society. The reasons for the shift were many, including...
  • Can you stick with a task? On Father's Day, you might thank Dad

    06/16/2012 2:50:53 PM PDT · by Saije · 4 replies
    LA Times ^ | 6/16/2012 | Eryn Brown
    <p>Often, Father's Day finds children -- adult and younger -- reflecting on fatherly talents such as hot dog-grilling, tent-pitching and ball-throwing.</p> <p>But psychologist Laura Padilla-Walker and colleagues at Brigham Young University in Orem, Utah, suggest that a more important debt we owe Dad might have little to do with barbecues on a Sunday and a lot to do with persistence: learning how to tough it out when things get rough.</p>
  • 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...
  • Happy Father's Day (vanity)

    06/15/2012 7:30:51 AM PDT · by PT57A · 9 replies
    PT57A
    Wanted to extend a happy Father's Day to all the wallets with eyes out there. May God bless you and your families this weekend as well as your wallets.
  • 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...
  • I’m Going to Kill Our Baby: A Father’s Worst Nightmare

    03/19/2012 12:49:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Life Action News ^ | 3/19/2012 | Kristi Burton Brown
    I can’t recall if I first heard about him through an e-mail or a phone call. But I know that when I spoke to him on the phone, he was desperate. A normal working father who already had three other children, he wanted to know if there was something he could do to stop his wife from killing one of their children. Now, if I stopped here with the details of my story and let you ponder the paragraph above, you would understandably be horrified. Why would a mother want to kill her youngest child? Why would the father have...
  • The 8 Simple Rules for Marrying My Daughter

    03/15/2012 9:29:59 AM PDT · by Altariel · 99 replies · 1+ views
    Creators.com | Unknown | W. Bruce Cameron
    Having a teenage daughter is a bit like living in the middle of a zombie movie. There will be a knock on the door, and when you open it you'll find standing there a smelly, unwashed, slack-faced male wearing ill-fitting clothes and wanting to take your daughter on a date. When she appears from where she has been shoveling on her makeup, he'll regard her with that zombie-hunger in his eyes. Your natural impulse is to get rid of this one, but doing so doesn't improve things: There are others out there, a whole zombie army, shambling and moaning toward...
  • On the Apostolic Fathers

    10/28/2011 9:47:59 PM PDT · by rzman21 · 6 replies
    Christian writers of the first and second centuries who are known, or are considered, to have had personal relations with some of the Apostles, or to have been so influenced by them that their writings may be held as echoes of genuine Apostolic teaching. Though restricted by some to those who were actually disciples of the Apostles, the term applies by extension to certain writers who were previously believed to have been such, and virtually embraces all the remains of primitive Christian literature antedating the great apologies of the second century, and forming the link of tradition that binds these...
  • 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.
  • Nathan Glazer’s Warning: Social policy often does more harm than good, says one of the last of...

    10/04/2011 10:28:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies
    City Journal ^ | Summer 2011 | Howard Husock
    Social policy often does more harm than good, says one of the last of the original neocons.The Obama administration is entering a field not cultivated on a major scale since the 1960s: social policy. Unlike safety-net entitlements, such as health insurance and cash welfare, social policy—or social engineering, to use the more critical term—uses government action to try to change and improve people and their neighborhoods. For instance, the Obama administration’s Promise Neighborhoods are supposed to replicate, in 21 cities, what the Harlem Children’s Zone has done in Manhattan—to “create plans to provide cradle-to-career services that improve the educational achievement...
  • 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...
  • Rejection of common law, history and tradition (Law that redefines fatherhood clears CA state leg)

    07/18/2011 1:51:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 36 replies
    CalCatholic ^ | July 18, 2011
    Yet another bill opposed by the state’s Catholic bishops is on its way to the governor for his signature – this one co-sponsored by homosexual advocacy groups that seek to redefine fatherhood in a way that favors children with same-sex parents. The bill, AB 1349, sponsored by Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, passed the state Senate by a vote of 23-14 on July 14. It cleared the Assembly 52-22 in May. The measure was co-sponsored by Equality California and the National Center for Lesbian Rights. “AB 1349 is a bill that is intended to redefine fatherhood for children born to...
  • The horrifying AAA debt-issuance chart

    07/16/2011 10:10:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jul 15, 2011 | Felix Salmon
    If sovereigns start being downgraded from triple-A status, debt is going to get a lot more expensive, and those rollovers — which cost very little in the current interest-rate environment — will really start to bite. And the invidious thing about debt is that it doesn’t go away. Deleveraging is painful, and is often accompanied by inflation or default. And the more debt you have to start with, the more painful deleveraging is going to be. Prepare yourselves.