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  • Make Babies Great Again: Hungarian Fertility Rates Rise, Turns Back Demographic Decline

    07/12/2018 8:16:16 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12, July 2018 | Victoria Friedman
    Hungary’s pro-family culture has resulted in a rising fertility rate for married women which is “winding back the clock” on demographic decline — a trend once deemed irreversible in Europe and used by globalists to justify mass migration from the third world. “The country is not just experiencing a fertility spike; Hungary is winding back the clock on much of the fertility and family-structure transition that demographers have long considered inevitable,” writes the author of “Is Hungary Experiencing a Policy-Induced Baby Boom?” from the Institute for Family Studies website. “That’s unusual,” author Lyman Stone wrote, “as most countries around the...
  • The Story of Hosea and What It Teaches About God and Holy Matrimony

    07/11/2018 9:34:21 AM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-10-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Story of Hosea and What It Teaches About God and Holy Matrimony Msgr. Charles Pope • July 10, 2018 • We are currently reading from the Book of the Prophet Hosea at daily Mass. The story of the Prophet Hosea’s troubled marriage is a powerful testimony to two things: our own tendency to be unfaithful to God, but also of God’s passionate love for us. We do well to recall the story, especially given the “great debate” among some in the Church today over the question of divorce and remarriage. And while there are many painful stories of...
  • Smart women need to marry down to become mothers because there aren't enough smart men [tr]

    07/09/2018 9:02:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 149 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 8, 2018 | Sanchez Manning
    Intelligent women should consider marrying less clever men if they want to start a family, according to researchers. There are simply not enough brainy men to go round so women may need to widen their search, warned the author of a report that found a growing number of professional women were freezing their eggs because they couldnt find Mr Right. There are fewer educated men in the world for educated women to partner with, said Marcia Inhorn, professor of anthropology at Yale University. So if women want to find a partner with whom they can have children, they need...
  • #MAGA "Drain the Swamp Rally" for Life!

    07/08/2018 7:28:50 PM PDT · by MagnusMaximus1 · 3 replies
    "We are on God's side" ^ | The 9th of July in the Year of Our Lord 2018 | Gus Alzona
    #MAGA Pro-life, pro-family, pro-marriage rally and prayer vigil at the White House! (12pm - until?)
  • Flashback: Bishop of London's Sermon on the Meaning of Marriage from William and Kate's Wedding

    07/08/2018 3:55:16 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 2 replies
    Hello Magazine - Royal Weddings ^ | 29 April 2011 | Bishop Richard Chartres
    Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire." So said St Catherine of Siena whose festival day it is today. Marriage is intended to be a way in which man and woman help each other to become what God meant each one to be, their deepest and truest selves. Many are full of fear for the future of the prospects of our world but the message of the celebrations in this country and far beyond its shores is the right one this is a joyful day! It is good that people in...
  • Priests Do Not Have Experience to Prepare People for Marriage, Says Vatican Cardinal

    07/07/2018 3:53:11 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 167 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | 7/3/18 | Patsy McGarry
    Pope Francis, unnoticed, has gradually been putting women into positions of powerPriests have no credibility when it comes to training people for marriage, according to the most senior Irish cleric in the Vatican. Cardinal Kevin Farrell, from Drimnagh in Dublin and prefect (head) of the Vaticans Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life said priests are not the best people to train others for marriage. They have no credibility; they have never lived the experience; they may know moral theology, dogmatic theology in theory, but to go from there to putting it into practice every day....they dont have the experience. Clericalism...
  • The Marriage "Precedent"

    07/03/2018 8:11:36 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 27 replies
    www.TrevorGrantThomas.com ^ | 7/2/2018 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    Theres precedent and then theres precedent. It seems for Maines Senator Susan Collinswhos never been considered a conservative and is the very definition of a RINOprecedent is everything, except when it isnt. According to Townhall recently, Maine's moderate Republican Senator Susan Collins told CNN's Jake Tapper today that she would not be supporting a Supreme Court nominee who has demonstrated hostility to Roe v. Wade because, in her mind, that would be a justice who does not respect established precedent. As most today well know, much of what modern liberals hold dear was achieved because of the efforts of rogue...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Vatican Pressured Polish Bishops Into Implementing Immorality

    07/01/2018 7:48:10 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | July 1, 2018 | Gloria TV
    Vatican Pressured Polish Bishops Into Implementing Immorality The Vatican has pressured the Polish bishops into accepting Amoris Laetitia. According to LaFedeQuotidiana.it (June 29), the Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin asked the Polish bishops, Do you really want to break the unity with the Pope? Are you aware of this? Parolins pressure was accompanied by activities of the Apostolic Nuncio in Warsaw, Archbishop Salvatore Pennacchio, who at the order of the Vatican tried to persuade the bishops' assembly and individual bishops, especially those opposed to Amoris Laetitia, into accepting doctrines which contradict Christ and the teaching of the Church.
  • Morris and Esther

    06/23/2018 8:45:56 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/23/18 | Unk
    Morris and his wife Esther went to the state fair every year and every year Morris would say, "Esther, I'd like to ride in that airplane." Esther always replied, "I know Morris, but that airplane ride costs 50 dollars, and 50 dollars is 50 dollars." One year Morris and Esther went to the fair and Morris said, "Esther, I'm 85 years old. If I don't ride that airplane I might never get another chance." Esther replied, "Morris, that airplane ride costs 50 dollars, and 50 dollars is 50 dollars." The pilot overheard them and said, "Folks, I'll make you a...
  • Two Classes, Divided by I Do

    06/07/2018 2:45:47 PM PDT · by grundle · 62 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 14, 2012 | JASON DePARLE
    Faulkner is married and living on two paychecks, while Ms. Schairer is raising her children by herself. That gives the Faulkner family a profound advantage in income and nurturing time, and makes their children statistically more likely to finish college, find good jobs and form stable marriages. Ms. Faulkner goes home to a trim subdivision and weekends crowded with childrens events. Ms. Schairers rent consumes more than half her income, and she scrapes by on food stamps.
  • Women retain and carry living DNA from every man with whom theyve had sex with

    06/01/2018 2:11:19 AM PDT · by free_life · 145 replies
    Mindfoster ^ | May 2018
    Women retain and carry living DNA from every man with whom they have sexual intercourse, according to a new study by the University of Seattle and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The study, which discovered the startling information by accident, was originally trying to determine if women who have been pregnant with a son might be more predisposed to certain neurological diseases that occur more frequently in males. But as the scientists picked apart the female brain, the study began to veer wildly off course. As it turns out, the female brain is even more mysterious than we previously...
  • [Catholic Caucus] IRELAND: a post-mortem examination - by Roberto de Mattei (Revisited)

    05/26/2018 10:09:52 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 43 replies
    Rorate Caeli / Roberto de Mattei ^ | May 26, 2018 | New Catholic /
    IRELAND: a post-mortem examination - by Roberto de Mattei (Revisited) Almost exactly three years ago, in May 2015, following the "same-sex marriage" referendum in Ireland, Roberto de Mattei made his "post-mortem examination" of the formerly Catholic powerhouse. On this sad Saturday, as vote tallies confirm that an overwhelming majority of Irish voters chose to remove the 8th amendment of the Irish Constitution, we take a moment to revisit his piece. What did the 8th amendment say exactly? These words: The State acknowledges the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of...
  • The Only Approved Garments...wedding parables pt 14

    And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said, The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage. But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his...
  • Meghan's big bridal surprise! Bride wears a pure white silk gown by [tr]

    05/19/2018 5:14:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 156 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 19, 2018 | Siofra Brennan
    Meghan Markle has surprised everyone by wearing a wedding dress designed by Givenchy's Clare Waight Keller after months of speculation liking her to other designers, such as Erdem. The bride-to-be stunned onlookers this morning as she stepped out of her car wearing the classic silk gown in pure white with a 15st veil embroidered with flowers of the Commonwealth, after predictions she'd chosen a heavily beaded gown. The veil is made from silk tulle with a trim of hand-embroidered flowers in silk threads and organza, while the look was completed by a Cartier bracelet and earrings and a Queen Mary...
  • Nickels, Dimes and Family Size

    05/16/2018 2:05:50 PM PDT · by Coleus · 38 replies
    the diocese of scranton ^ | 02.23012 | Fr. Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D.
    A few years ago, I spoke with a young man preparing to get married. His aunt told him that she thought he and his fiance were too financially-strapped to have a child, and that it wouldnt be fair to bring up a baby in poverty. Keenly aware of his joblessness and his minuscule bank account, he concluded she was probably right.The young man and his fiance were ready to tie the knot in a few months and they expected that she would be at the infertile phase of her cycle around the time of their honeymoon, so they would...
  • Go Love A Man...wedding parables pt 6

    Then said the Lord unto me, Go yet, love a woman beloved of her friend, yet an adulteress, according to the love of the Lord toward the children of Israel, who look to other gods, and love flagons of wine. So I bought her to me for fifteen pieces of silver, and for an homer of barley, and an half homer of barley: And I said unto her, Thou shalt abide for me many days; thou shalt not play the harlot, and thou shalt not be for another man: so will I also be for thee. For the children of...
  • Bride whose arm was bitten off by crocodile gets married days after attack

    05/07/2018 5:02:20 PM PDT · by BeadCounter · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 7, 2018 | Katherine Lam
    Jamie Fox (right) puts a ring on the the hand of Zanele Ndlovu, whose arm was ripped off while canoeing days before her wedding day. (Nkosizile Ndlovu) A woman whose arm was torn off by a crocodile wasnt going to let a lost limb get in the way of her wedding -- and she managed to walk down the aisle just days after the gruesome attack. Zanele Ndlovu, a former national tennis player, got married to Jamie Fox on Sunday at Mater Dei Hospital in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, where shes recovering from the crocodile attack, The Sun reported. ... The...
  • U.S. Episcopal Church bows to gay pressure, deletes husband and wife from marriage liturgy

    05/02/2018 6:44:52 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 65 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 2, 2018 | Doug Mainwaring
    The Church of England is torn over plans by the The Episcopal Church (TEC) in the United States to efface the terms husband and wife as well as references to procreation from its marriage liturgy. The change is meant to make the churchs marriage ceremonies more gay-friendly. Gay and lesbian Episcopalians have complained that the language of the current liturgy is offensive and exclusionary. The move prompted a critical response from Church of England Secretary General William Nye last October, strongly urging the TEC to reconsider. The letter threatened to cut ties with the U.S. church if it...
  • The Bride/Harlot theme in Revelation...wedding parables pt 3

    Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden...
  • Will Cupich Accompany Reluctantly Divorced Spouses?

    04/25/2018 7:17:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Rush Insitute ^ | March 19, 2018 | Jennifer Roback Morse
    Cardinal Cupich has been holding seminars on implementing Amoris Laetitia. These New Momentum Conferences will provide formative pastoral programs. I wonder whether these seminars will include anything for reluctantly divorced persons. No one else seems to be doing anything for abandoned spouses. Perhaps Cardinal Cupich and his friends will step up to the plate.The public, including many Catholics, has the impression that no-fault divorce allows two sensible and mature adult people to agree to end their marriage. We imagine that the state must not interfere in this mutual decision. No one should cry over the spilt milk of a dead...