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  • Rick Warren Defends Marriage at Vatican. "Marriage: 'What Must We Do?'"

    11/22/2014 7:51:20 AM PST · by DWW1990
    Trevor Grant Thomas ^ | 11-19-14 | Trevor Thomas
    I found it very suspect that our King plus a huge trade delegation visited Japan a day before Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda announced the new extreme surprise round of stimulus. Gold Repatriation Stunner: Dutch Central Bank Secretly Withdrew 122 Tons Of Gold From The New York Fed http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-21/gold-repatriation-stunner-dutch-central-bank-secretly-withdrew-122-tons-gold-new-yor Need Tips on Sticking to your Trade Plan? Global Consequences The impact of the Dutch gold repatriation can be huge. First of all, because it underlines more and more countries are getting nervous about their gold reserves stored in the US. Venezuela repatriated most of its reserves from abroad in...
  • "Criminal Casanova" Arrested in Broward [Media Upset over man w/multiple wives?]

    11/22/2014 6:17:14 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 11/21/14
    Authorities say they have arrested a "criminal Casanova" suspected of swindling thousands of dollars from wives, fiances and girlfriends across the nation. Trevor Thornton, 33, was arrested on Nov. 19 on a grand theft charge in Broward County after he stole $14,000 from a woman he had been dating for just two weeks, according to the Broward County Sheriff's Office....
  • While You’re Distracted, Humanum is Happening (HUGE Traditional Marriage Conf in Rome)

    11/20/2014 3:07:41 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 28 replies
    November 19th, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    There are more important things in life than politics. One of those things is happening as I write. Most of the world is oblivious to it. The press corps has completely ignored it. But it may be one of the most consequential events in the early twenty-first century. It is called Humanum. In Rome, at the Vatican, an interfaith gathering is occurring to discus marriage. Leading voices in the Buddhist, Jewish, Hindu, Mormon, Muslim, and Christian communities have gathered to support and strengthen each other in the struggle against growing anti-faith norms toward marriage and family. Pope Francis opened the...
  • Conservatives defend Pope Francis (Robert George, Mary Ann Glendon, Card. Chaput)

    11/20/2014 2:42:16 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 53 replies
    Cruxnow ^ | November 20, 2014 | Inés San Martín
    Princeton University law professor Robert P. George ROME — So far, Pope Francis’ most significant internal opposition has come from conservative Catholics alarmed over what they see as playing fast-and-loose with Catholic doctrine. This week, however, an all-star lineup of conservatives gathered in Rome has come to the pope’s defense. “I am a conservative politically,” said Princeton University law professor Robert P. George, considered one of America’s most prominent Catholic commentators. “But I’m a Pope Francis Catholic, which is simply to say that I’m a Catholic.” Harvard law professor and former US Ambassador to the Holy See Mary Ann...
  • 5 reasons why people want to believe Jesus was married

    11/20/2014 2:41:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Religious News Service ^ | 11/20/2014 | David Gibson
    Another day, another stunning blockbuster report that … Jesus was married! And to Mary Magdalene! The latest version of this meme comes from Simcha Jacobovici, an author and filmmaker who is famous for promoting stunning theories about Jesus that on further review often turn out to be dubious. Jacobovici’s new claim that he has decoded an old text that reveals Jesus and the Magdalene were married and had two kids (and she was a “co-deity” with her husband) came out this month and has also been widely dismissed. But as happened earlier this year with the so-called “Gospel of Jesus’s...
  • Jilted husband publishes book of 101 ingenious ways to use his ex-wife's marriage gown

    11/20/2014 8:48:34 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 39 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 8:40 EST, 20 November 2014 | Annabel Grossman
    Jilted husband Kevin Cotter has turned the heartbreak of his divorce into a nice little profit by publishing a book full of ingenious ways to use his ex-wife's wedding dress. Kevin, 41, was crushed when his wife of 12 years walked out in 2009, taking all her possessions except the white silk gown. When he asked her to take the dress back, she refused and told Kevin to 'do what the f*** he liked with it'. So he did - and for the last four years he has come up with a series brilliant ideas and filled a book with...
  • Pope Francis: Children Have Right to a Mother and Father

    11/18/2014 2:45:44 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 14 replies
    http://www.ncregister.com ^ | November 18, 2014 | ANN SCHNEIBLE/CNA/EWTN NEWS
    VATICAN CITY — Children have the right to be raised by a mother and a father, Pope Francis said, emphasizing that “the family is the foundation of coexistence and a remedy against social fragmentation.” The Pope made these remarks on Nov. 17, at the opening of the three-day international, interfaith colloquium entitled “The Complementarity of Man and Woman,” currently under way in the Vatican.
  • Justice Clarence Thomas: Supreme Court should have heard gay ‘marriage’ cases

    11/18/2014 11:33:30 AM PST · by xzins · 11 replies
    LifeSite ^ | 14 Nov 14 | Dustin Siggins
    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas called out his fellow justices this week, expressing formal disappointment that the Court refused to hear several gay "marriage" cases. Earlier this year, the Supreme Court declined to hear marriage appeals from Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin. In his statement, which was in reaction to the Court's decision to not hear an Arizona immigration amendment, Clarence -- who famously goes years between asking questions from the bench -- said that the Court should have heard the marriage cases. "We have recognized a strong presumption in favor of granting writs of certiorari to review decisions of...
  • Remembering a Lost Voice of Love

    11/14/2014 3:30:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2014 | Kathryn Lopez
    The skies were ominously dark as the heavens opened. It was a downpour over the island of Nassau, in the Bahamas, just hours after the Nov. 9 plane-crash death of Myles Munroe, his wife and seven others. As far as anyone in Nassau was concerned, it was the only appropriate weather. Munroe was the senior pastor of the Bahamas Faith Ministries International Fellowship; he died on his way to a Christian leadership conference that he was headlining. When I arrived on Nassau only hours after the crash that tragically ended his life, the island was replete with shock, anguish and...
  • Translation ‘error’? Final English Synod text cuts marriage ‘between a man and a woman’

    11/12/2014 11:17:44 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 9 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/11/14 | Hilary White
    Just at first glance, and without looking it up on Google Translate, what is the difference between these two passages of a recent important Vatican document, the final “Relatio” from October’s Extraordinary Synod of Bishops? “…confronto alla luce del Signore Gesů per discernere le vie con cui rinnovare la Chiesa e la societŕ nel loro impegno per la famiglia fondata sul matrimonio tra uomo e donna.” and “…facing the situation, with an eye on the Lord Jesus, to discern how the Church and society can renew their commitment to the family.” A little pared down, perhaps? The official Italian original...
  • Before Thinking of Getting a Divorce, Watch This Video. It Might Save Your Marriage

    11/11/2014 8:56:22 PM PST · by Salvation · 56 replies
    Catholic-Link.com ^ | 06/11/2014 | Garrett Johnson
    Before Thinking of Getting a Divorce, Watch This Video. It Might Save Your Marriage. Always give your marriage another try Garrett Johnson 06/11/2014Video captureThere are two foundations that can never be separated: love and memory. Just as a true disciple never forgets the first hour when the master touched his heart: “It was about four o’clock in the afternoon” (Jn 1:39) – and, as Pope Francis says, a believer is essentially “one who remembers“– so the same could be said for love and marriage.Today’s video, as all the videos that we post on Catholic-link, is beautiful to watch but is even more beautiful...
  • Coolidge in 2016

    11/11/2014 12:41:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 11, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    NEW YORK -- At a dinner sponsored by the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation last Thursday (I am an unpaid national advisory board member), there was a debate about wealth redistribution. A team of Canadian students who think government should "spread the wealth around" faced off against a team of American students who think government has no business doing any such thing. The theme continued when former Sen. Phil Gramm (R-Texas) debated Chrystia Freeland, a member of Canadian Parliament. While all of this was informative, civil, interesting and at times entertaining, the final speaker, CNBC commentator Larry Kudlow, may have uttered...
  • Civil Divorce since Proposition 8 Overturned?

    11/09/2014 3:57:26 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 17 replies
    Sacra Pizza Man Blog ^ | 4/3/2013 | Sacra Pizza Man
    This triangle of truisms, of father, mother and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it. – G.K. Chesterton Question to Canonist Ed Peters: If the Court presumes to equate our Matrimony, the Queen of Sacraments, with Sodomy; Can we not regard the action as having abrogated the terms of the civil rite, rendering what was formerly a mirror or echo of the essential Sacrament, now a ludicrous parody? Co-Author with Sherif Girgis and Robert P. George of “What Is Marriage“, Heritage Foundation speaker Ryan T Anderson, rather unilaterally “debated” some of this question with...
  • APPEALS COURT: States can define marriage as 1 man, 1 woman

    A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday stunningly affirmed the rights of voters in four states – Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee – to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman, throwing a boulder into the millpond of complacent assumptions by homosexual-rights advocates that same-sex marriage is a given across the United States. The U.S. Supreme Court recently has refused to take on any same-sex marriage cases, allowing the movement to expand into about 30 states. But Mat Staver, chairman of Liberty Counsel, which has fought on behalf of traditional...
  • Polygamy freedom in our life time

    11/07/2014 12:07:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    News24 for South Africa ^ | November 4, 2014 | Justice Ngoma
    1994 ought to have brought freedom entirely, but that never happened. We never got Polygamy freedom. President Zuma has indeed proven that Polygamy can be practised in South Africa. President Zuma has been married at least five times. We now have to ask why South Africans opted to have selective freedom? Marriage can be by capture, by purchase or by choice. Obviously the majority would agree with me that marriage by choice is the favorable, however some broke men would definitely opt for Marriage by capture. Why would the majority opt for Marriage by choice, obviously they can easily hide...
  • Pope Francis says annulment process should be cheaper and more efficient

    11/07/2014 10:31:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | 11/7/2014 | Francis X. Rocca
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis said the church's marriage annulment process should be more efficient and perhaps even free of charge, and he decried any attempts to exploit it for profit. "Some procedures are so long and so burdensome, they don't favor (justice), and people give up," the pope said. "Mother church should do justice and say: 'Yes, it's true, your marriage is null. No, your marriage is valid.' But justice means saying so. That way, they can move on without this doubt, this darkness in their soul." The pope made his remarks Nov. 5, in a meeting with...
  • Pope Francis Wants To Know What Rick Warren, Russell Moore, N. T. Wright Think about Marriage

    11/04/2014 1:26:15 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 50 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 11/3/2014 | Morgan Lee
    <p>Even Southern Baptists know not to turn down an invitation from the Pope.</p> <p>Rick Warren, senior pastor of Saddleback Church, and Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission, will meet Pope Francis and offer an “evangelical Protestant” perspective as part of a Vatican colloquium on marriage and family held this November 17-19.</p>
  • My Plea “I’m a Divorced and Remarried Mother. Please, Don’t Change Church Practice.”

    11/04/2014 10:45:38 AM PST · by sitetest · 144 replies
    First Things ^ | November 3, 2014 | Luma Simms
    The day my soul became Catholic was the day I found out that as a divorced and remarried woman I could not receive Communion. Tears of sorrow and joy flowed. Sorrow because I had by then grasped the truth of transubstantiation, only to find I couldn’t consume, and joy because at last we found the ground of real authority—his Church, the one he founded, the one tasked to keep all he taught her Apostles. I came to Catholicism from Calvinism. That’s a tough row to hoe if there ever was one. It was that prescient and beautiful encyclical Humanae Vitae...
  • Pope Francis to open Vatican conference on traditional marriage

    11/04/2014 8:36:04 AM PST · by Gamecock · 16 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | Francis X. Rocca
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- A month after closing a Synod of Bishops on the family stirred by controversy over divorce, same-sex unions and other nonmarital relationships, Pope Francis will open an interreligious conference dedicated to traditional marriage. The Vatican-sponsored gathering, on the "Complementarity of Man and Woman," will take place Nov. 17-19 and feature more than 30 speakers representing 23 countries and various Christian churches, as well as Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, Taoism and Sikhism. The conference will aim to "examine and propose anew the beauty of the relationship between the man and the woman, in order to support...
  • Pope Francis Defends the Family: ‘What Is Being Proposed Is Not Marriage’

    11/03/2014 4:34:37 PM PST · by If You Want It Fixed - Fix It · 19 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 10/27/2014 | ELISE HARRIS
    He regretted that there are so many “new forms” of unions which are “totally destructive and limiting the greatness of the love of marriage.” Noting that there are many who cohabitate, or are separated or divorced, he explained that the “key” to helping is a pastoral care of “close combat” that assists and patiently accompanies the couple. Witness is key to spreading the Gospel, he said, explaining that true witness means living “in such a way that the will to live as we live is born in the heart of others…Living in a way (so that) others are interested and...
  • Six North Carolina judges quit after gay ‘marriage’ legalized

    10/31/2014 4:33:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 35 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 31, 2014 | Kirsten Andersen
    In the wake of a federal court decision legalizing same-sex “marriage” in North Carolina, at least six judges in the state have resigned rather than be forced to officiate such unions. All stepped down, since October 10, because they believe marriage is a union between one man and one woman. They are: John Kallam Jr. (Rockingham County), Gilbert Breedlove (Swain County), Bill Stevenson (Gaston County), Tommy Holland (Graham County), Gayle Myrick (Union County) and Jeff Powell (Jackson County). The decision wasn’t easy for Stevenson, whose family depends on his $50,000 per year salary as their primary income. "I prayed about...
  • Cruz on Apple CEO Tim Cook being gay: 'Personal decision'

    10/30/2014 12:23:27 PM PDT · by BurningOak · 257 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 30, 2014 | Peter Sullivan
    "Those are his personal choices. I’ll tell you, I love my iPhone," Cruz said. "Listen, Tim Cook makes his personal decisions, and that is his life. My focus is on the constitutional question of who has the authority to make decisions," he later added. Cruz said that marriage is a "question for the states" because of the country's federalist system. "This is something we’ve seen over and over again, which is the federal government and federal courts deciding they don’t trust the people," Cruz said. "They look down on the people, they don’t trust us to make judgments about our...
  • New York State Blesses 'Incest' Marriages Between Uncle, Niece

    10/30/2014 12:10:32 PM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 38 replies
    New York Post ^ | 29 October 2014 | Julia Marsh, NY Post
    New York State Blesses 'Incest' Marriages Between Uncle, Niece By Julia Marsh, New York Post October 29, 2014 | 5:39am ... state’s highest court ... toppled ... cultural taboo — legalizing... incest... uncle and niece... unanimous ruling. ... laws against “parent-child and brother-sister marriages... grounded... universal horror... no comparably strong objection... uncle-niece marriages,” ... Judge Robert Smith... were lawful... until 1893 ... ... case ... Vietnamese citizen ... appealed a ruling ... immigration judge. The judge... boot her from... United States... 2000 marriage ... mother’s half-brothe... ... ... “They’ve been married 14 years... ... language of the state’s domestic-relations law....
  • WATCH THE MEDIA IGNORE WHAT POPE FRANCIS JUST SAID ABOUT MARRIAGE

    10/29/2014 11:57:05 AM PDT · by NYer · 68 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | October 28, 2014 | John White
    Some Catholic blogs and news outlets are reporting this, but we’ll see about the mainstream media and the “progressive” Catholics.They certainly seemed to think the Synod on the Family was front page news, but of course Pope Francis didn’t publicly say anything during the synod and the secularists and progressive Catholics could fabricate whatever image of Pope Francis they wanted to – and we all know what that was.But now Pope Francis is talking about marriage, and newsflash – it’s definitely not what the New York Times and the National Catholic Reporter were hoping for. It will be interesting to...
  • NY State blesses ‘incest’ marriage between uncle, niece

    10/29/2014 9:29:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 75 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 29, 2014 | Julia Marsh
    The state’s highest court has toppled a cultural taboo — legalizing a degree of incest, at least between an uncle and niece — in a unanimous ruling. While the laws against “parent-child and brother-sister marriages . . . are grounded in the almost universal horror with which such marriages are viewed . . . there is no comparably strong objection to uncle-niece marriages,” Tuesday’s ruling reads.
  • Why I am a Catholic

    10/28/2014 2:18:29 PM PDT · by edwinland · 61 replies
    New York Times Blog ^ | 10/28/2014 | Ross Douthat
    Of all the columns I imagined writing when I started out at this job, it’s safe to say that Sunday’s piece, in which I suggested that conservative Catholics should “resist” their pope if he seems intent on leading the church off a doctrinal precipice, was not one of them. So it’s worth saying something briefly about my own personal religious perspective on the church to which I belong. I am a Catholic for various contingent reasons (this is as true of converts as of anyone else), but on a conscious level it’s because I am a mostly-faithful Christian who is...
  • 5 (Secular) Reasons Not to Live Together Before Marriage

    10/27/2014 1:18:28 PM PDT · by millegan · 20 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | Jennifer Fulwiler
    One interesting aspect of undergoing a dramatic conversion as an adult is that it’s given me the opportunity to be deeply immersed in two rather different cultures. Up until my mid-20s, I was very much a part of post-Christian secular culture. Then my husband and I changed our religious beliefs, and though we’re still in touch with many of our old friends, we’ve increasingly found ourselves in social circles where most people are religious. In general, there are plenty of similarities between our old and new groups of friends. Both consist of smart, nice folks who are curious about the...
  • 5 (Secular) Reasons Not to Live Together Before Marriage

    10/27/2014 11:28:57 AM PDT · by millegan
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | Jennifer Fulwiler
    Complaints of double charges and frequent crashes from users of Apple’s new electronic payment system are marring the launch of the company’s newest service offering. The double-charge bug seemed to be affecting Bank of America customers using their Visa credit cards for Apple Pay. The system, which launched earlier this week, also seems to be befuddling cashiers who might have failed to stay up to date on Apple’s latest innovations. Since the transaction requires only that users hold their iPhones close to a near field communication (NFC) reader while pressing their thumb on the handset’s TouchID sensor, many clerks are...
  • Cardinal Sarah: Crisis of Today's Families Is How Concepts of Marriage, Family Have Changed

    10/27/2014 7:46:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Echoes - A Forum of Catholic Thought ^ | October 26, 2014 | Deborah Castellano Lubov
    VATICAN CITY, October 23, 2014 (Zenit.org) - While saying that the Holy Father sees that families today have been attacked and feels their pain and brokenness, Cardinal Robert Sarah has reaffirmed that we must strongly and firmly defend the Church teachings given to us, especially Jesus' words about marriage. In an interview with ZENIT this week, the president of the Pontifical Council 'Cor Unum' says, "Stemming from the effects of a secular and relativistic society, the crisis of today's family is in how the concept of marriage and family has changed." The current culture, he explained, speaks of family without...
  • Mormon Church Admits Founder Joseph Smith ... Married a 14-year-old (Truncated Title)

    10/25/2014 11:04:54 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 107 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 26, 2014 06:55 GMT | Kieran Corcoran (AP)
    The Mormon church has admitted that its founder was a polygamist who married a 14-year-old girl, breaking a lengthy silence about its history. Joseph Smith, who wrote the Book of Mormon and established the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is thought to have married as many as 50 women, but for years the senior church officials did not address the subject. But this week the organization acknowledged that the practice took place, and named Helen Mar Kimball, 'who was sealed to Joseph several months before her 15th birthday.' Estimates have placed the total number of Smith's wives between...
  • World Series android commercial

    10/24/2014 6:05:35 PM PDT · by mykroar · 20 replies
    10/24/14 | mykroar
    Anyone else catch the homosexual proposal during the Android commercial. These IT/tech companies know they're all drinking the same koolaid, so now they're just rubbing our noses in it.
  • Otter seeks full panel review of gay marriage ruling

    10/22/2014 5:28:26 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 15 replies
    The Spokesman-Review ^ | October 22, 2014 | Betsy Z. Russell
    BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter wants a larger group of judges to reconsider the recent decision that overturned the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. “I will continue defending Idahoans’ self-determination and the will of Idaho voters who decided that traditional marriage is a core principle of our society,” Otter said. The governor on Tuesday announced that he would file a petition seeking a review at the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals by an 11-judge panel. A three-judge panel made the earlier decision ruling that Idaho’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. Otter and Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden...
  • SURVEY: WOMEN DON'T NEED TO TAKE THEIR HUSBANDS' LAST NAME

    10/21/2014 5:01:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    YOUGOV ^ | 10/21/2014 | by Peter Moore
    Most people believe that it is up to the woman getting married whether she takes her husband's last name or not - but that kids should generally get their father's name The wedding of Amal Alamuddin to George Clooney in Venice has been one of the most talked about events of 2014. Amal, who is a prominent human rights lawyer in the UK, caused a certain amount of controversy due to her decision to take Clooney's last name as her own. Furthermore, unlike many women with professional careers, she will also professionally be known as 'Amal Clooney' instead of 'Amal...
  • Philadelphia Society Memories from Grand Rapids

    10/20/2014 7:27:22 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 18, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    For several years now, I have been honored to be a member of a group known as the Philadelphia Society. The Society of leading conservative intellectuals was formed in 1964 in the wake of the Goldwater defeat. While I would never self-identify as an intellectual, I fall back on what the Sisters of St. Joseph used to tell us in grade school: “There’s two kinds of knowledge: knowing something and knowing where to find it.” You can gain a lot of insights at Society meetings. Here are just a few highlights from the Society’s regional meeting in Grand Rapids last...
  • Traditional marriage supporters urge Utahns to keep fighting [Black Pastors]

    10/18/2014 6:55:01 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Good 4 Utah ^ | 10/15/14 | Nadia Crow
    Two groups fighting for traditional marriage say they'll continue to speak up for the majority of Utahns who agree marriage is only between a man and a woman. The Coalition of African-American Pastors and the American Leadership Fund went to Utah's State Capitol asking them to fight with them....
  • In Idaho, Christian Pastors Ordered to Perform Gay Marriages. You Will Be Made to Care.

    10/18/2014 5:02:00 PM PDT · by cblue55 · 48 replies
    Red State ^ | October 18, 2014 | Erik Erikson
    It is one of the tenets of the current movement toward gay marriage. They get to get married, Christians are forced to provide goods and services if they demand it, but — and this is the key caveat of it all — but Christian ministers will not be forced to wed gays because of their religious concerns.
  • Why Do Marriages Fail? Here’s One Often-Overlooked Root

    10/17/2014 12:58:09 PM PDT · by NYer · 70 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | October 16, 2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The news from the Synod this day is improved. Thanks be to God, many, yes many of the bishops and synod participants have articulated how deficient and misleading the “rough draft” Relatio was. Keep praying! The struggles to lay hold of and articulate with clarity God’s stunning teaching on Holy Matrimony and family in a doubtful world will continue.But, frankly, even at the moment Jesus uttered his unequivocal insistence that marriage was one man and one woman in an indissoluble bond, many were stunned and scoffed, If that is the case of a man with his wife, it is...
  • Houston, You Have A Liberal Fascist!

    10/16/2014 6:23:31 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 17 replies
    Self | 10/16/14 | Me
    Do Democrats know the difference between fascism and liberalism? Apparently the Mayor of Houston, Ms. Annise Parker, is incapable of separating her own sexuality – her fragile sensibilities and biased opinions – from the rights of others who disagree with homosexuality and/or gay marriage. What’s even more offensive, or better yet bewildering, is that she actually demanded local pastors turn over their sermons and personal correspondence for examination. Excuse me?!!! For examination by the gay Gestapo in this Constitutional Republic known as the United States of America?!!! Is Ms. Parker a Pontiff, a Governor of Rome, Nero? Yes, Houston’s Mayor...
  • Why more women choose not to marry

    10/16/2014 9:54:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 124 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/16/2014 | Pepper Schwartz
    ome revolutions happen in a single day; others over decades. The rise of the voluntarily single woman has been happening in Western societies slowly, over time, concomitant with well-paying jobs, legal protection from economic or physical abuse, reliable birth control and the possibility of fulfilling careers and adventures. Women are marrying at a later age these days, cohabiting with their partners or going in and out of short-term relationships without ever walking down the aisle. Currently, 53% of women over 18 are in the singles column. Put another way, women now have choices that allow them to customize the arc...
  • 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...
  • Indonesian officials ordered to pay $100 to marry second wife

    10/15/2014 8:45:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    MATARAM, Indonesia (AFP) - An Indonesian district has ordered male civil servants to pay 1 million rupiah (S$100) to marry a second wife to crack down on polygamy, officials said on Wednesday, but activists criticised it as a "crazy" bid to profit from the practice. Male officials in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country were already required to get written permission from their superiors if they wanted a second wife. Under Islamic law, men can have up to four wives. But in East Lombok district, they will now also have to pay a 1 million rupiah fee to the local...
  • Open Up and Say ‘Aah.’ Here are the new rules governing gay “marriage” in NC

    10/15/2014 5:43:33 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 16 replies
    The Daily Haymaker ^ | Brant Clifton
    Richard Burr’s favorite judge legalized gay “marriage” in North Carolina around 5:30 PM on Friday. By Tuesday, the Administrative Office of the Courts — the state agency overseeing all those guys and gals in the black robes – had published the ground rules for this brave new era:
  • Tom Cross - "A Different Kind of Republican" former Minority Leader IL HOUSE supports leftist causes

    10/14/2014 10:03:24 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 14 replies
    Tom Cross got the name "Double Cross" while he was Minority Leader in State House the Democrats ran everything but the Republicans would always help with votes like Civil Unions, Same Sex Marriage, Tax Increases. There would always be 3-5 Republicans that would vote in favor of the Democrats and they would pass a bill by a couple of votes.
  • A chaotic synod? Reason one: The nature of synods

    10/14/2014 8:32:01 AM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies
    Catholic Culture.org ^ | Oct 10, 2014 | By Dr. Jeff Mirus
    A chaotic synod? Reason one: The nature of synods By Dr. Jeff Mirus | Oct 10, 2014 It is very difficult to assess what is in the minds of most bishops as they work behind the scenes at the current Synod on the Family. The reports of the proceedings are very scanty, and often couched in terms that can be interpreted in multiple ways. A perceived lack of direction may be more apparent than real, of course, but there are three very good reasons why it is likely to be more real than apparent: (1) The nature of large...
  • Answering Ted Olson

    10/14/2014 5:03:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 14, 2014 | Mona Charen
    Appearing on "Fox News Sunday" to discuss the Supreme Court's decision to let stand a number of judicial rulings overturning the acts of legislators and/or voters in 16 states, famed advocate Ted Olson offered the kind of reasoning that, in his former incarnation as a conservative, he would have scorned. "Over 59 percent of Americans now believe that marriage equality should be the law of the land," he proclaimed. Seconds later he seemed to contradict himself: "We have a Constitution and Bill of Rights precisely because we want protections from majority rule." Which is it: a fundamental right that ought...
  • Federal Judge Strikes Down Alaska's Marriage Ban

    10/12/2014 4:56:26 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 39 replies
    AP ^ | October 12, 2014 | Mark Thiessen
    A federal judge has struck down Alaska's first-in-the-nation ban on gay marriages. U.S. District Judge Timothy Burgess on Sunday said the ban violates the U.S. constitutional guarantee of due process and equal protection. The state could appeal to the 9th Circuit Court, where chances of it winning were slim since the federal appeals court already has ruled against Idaho and Nevada, which made similar arguments.
  • David Brooks 'Applauds' GOP for Doing 'Absolutely the Right Thing' By Letting Go Gay Marriage Issue

    10/11/2014 8:49:06 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 34 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 10/10/2014 | Staff
    Friday on PBS's "News Hour," syndicated columnist Mark Shields pointed out, "among young Republicans, 61 percent of Republicans -- young Republicans under the age of 30 are in favor of same sex marriage." New York Times columnist David Brooks "applauded," the GOP for "doing absolutely the right thing in withdrawing" and letting the country have its way. Brooks said "I sort of applaud the minimalism here. Sometimes you let the country have its way and you don't try to determine the shape of the country, you sort of modestly step back and let the country figure out what it believes....
  • What the 'gay marriage' debate is really about

    10/10/2014 10:29:10 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 66 replies
    WND ^ | Oct. 10, 2014 | Matt Barber
    Exclusive: Matt Barber warns, 'The courts are tossing around spiritual nitroglycerin' It’s called Pandora’s Box. And the Supreme Court just opened it. Did you actually think the debate over “gay marriage” was about marriage? Have you really come to believe that this cultural kerfuffle has anything to do with “civil rights” or “equality”? Have you bought into the popular premise that this is a legitimate discussion on federalism – that it’s a reasonable disagreement over whether the U.S. Constitution’s equal protection clause requires that newfangled “gay marriage,” something rooted in same-sex sodomy, a deviant and disease-prone behavior our Constitution’s framers...
  • Historic day: Gay marriage is legal in North Carolina

    10/10/2014 4:43:50 PM PDT · by BurningOak · 42 replies
    FOX 8 WGHP ^ | October 10, 2014 | Web Staff
    ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Federal U.S. District Court Judge Max O. Cogburn Jr. has overturned North Carolina’s ban on same-sex marriage. The case was filed by members of the clergy seeking to marry gay couples. ... Senate leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Thom Tillis issued the following statement following the ban being overturned: While we recognize the tremendous passion on all sides of this issue, we promised to defend the will of North Carolina voters because they – not judges and not politicians – define marriage as between one man and one woman and placed that in our state constitution....
  • A Shameful Day for the Charlotte Observer

    10/10/2014 8:17:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2014 | Michael Brown
    In what sounded more like a gay activist screed in a high-school publication than a serious editorial in a major newspaper, the Charlotte Observer has officially declared war on people of faith and conservative moral values, mocking those who believe there is the slightest rational reason to resist the radical redefinition of marriage.Making no attempt to hide its disdain for the conservative, historic position, and gleefully mocking the views of the majority of North Carolinians, the editorial begins with three sentences ending in exclamation points – when is the last time you have seen that in a major editorial? –...