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  • Princess Eugenie: 'I wanted my wedding dress to show my scar'

    10/12/2018 5:41:44 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | Oct 12, 2018 | Gerry Holt & Kesewaa Browne
    For many brides what to wear on their big day is one of the most important decisions they'll make. Ivory or white? A-line or mermaid? Long or short? Fitted or puffy? But for Princess Eugenie there was an extra factor at play. The Queen's granddaughter had major surgery on her back to treat a curvature of the spine at the age of 12. Sixteen years on, and the princess chose to wear a wedding dress that showed her scar, saying she hoped it would honour those who had helped her and inspire others with the condition of scoliosis. "I had...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Marriage Is About What Is Best For Children

    10/08/2018 8:54:38 AM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-07-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Marriage Is About What Is Best For Children Msgr. Charles Pope • October 7, 2018 • As a kind of follow-up from yesterday’s Gospel on marriage, we do well to ponder where our focus on marriage is, both personally and nationally.Finding our way back – Part of the essential work we must do in re-establishing a coherent vision for marriage rooted in tradition, Natural Law, and, for believers, Scripture, is to restore a proper reference point so that all the pieces of the discussion make sense.What is this proper reference point? Marriage is essentially about children and what is...
  • Romania marriage poll: Referendum on definition fails

    10/07/2018 2:15:48 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 5 replies
    BBC News ^ | 7th October 2018 | BBC News
    A referendum to establish a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in Romania has failed - after only a fifth of voters bothered to turn out. Romanians were being asked whether they wanted the constitution changed to specify that marriage can only be between a man and a woman. But just 20.4% of eligible voters cast ballots - short of the 30% needed. The result may come as a suprise, as a poll on Friday indicated support for the change was as high as 90%. Mihai Gheorghiu, president of the pro-referendum Coalition for Family, told the BBC ahead of the vote...
  • Marriage Is a Miracle! A Homily for the 27th Sunday of the Year

    10/07/2018 8:21:28 AM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-06-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Marriage Is a Miracle! A Homily for the 27th Sunday of the Year Msgr. Charles Pope • October 6, 2018 • Both today’s first reading and the Gospel speak to us of the miracle of marriage. If your marriage is working even reasonably well, it is a miracle! We live in an age that is poisonous to marriage. Many people look for marriage to be ideal, and if there is any ordeal, they want a new deal. Our culture says, if it doesn’t work out, bail out. Marriages are also a miracle because they are, ultimately, a work of...
  • Need a smile?

    10/06/2018 10:49:20 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 47 replies
    email from a friend | 10/6/2018 | unnown
    A man was sitting on the edge of the bed, watching his wife, who was looking at herself in the mirror. Since her birthday was not far off, he asked what she'd like to have for her birthday. 'I'd like to be eight again', she replied, still looking in the mirror. On the morning of her Birthday, he arose early, made her a nice big bowl of Coco Pops, and then took her to Adventure World theme park. What a day! He put her on every ride in the park; the Death Slide, the Wall of Fear, the Screaming Roller...
  • Bloomberg Writer: Dropping Divorce Rate Is Leading to Inequality

    09/28/2018 10:24:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 28, 2018 | John Dempsey<img src=
    A successful marriage is not difficult. Two people promise to love and take care of each other for the rest of their lives. There is no special magic, or equation. Two individuals simply make an honest commitment to each other and follow through. Regardless of what the left says about the success of a marriage, matrimony has nothing to do with equality between the educated class of society and the poorer less educated sect of society. University of Maryland sociology professor Philip Cohen conducted an analysis that revealed an 18 percent drop in the divorce rate of Americans from 2008-2016....
  • Ouch, Babe. Big Law Associate Sues Ex-Fiancee Over $100K Engagement Ring

    09/25/2018 2:03:18 PM PDT · by Cecily · 70 replies
    Law.com ^ | September 25, 2018 | Jenna Greene
    When Ryan Strasser, then an associate at Hogan Lovells in Washington, D.C., got down on one knee and asked Sarah Jones Dickens to marry him, he knew one thing: Shed like the ring. It was 4.06 carats, a near-colorless, old European cut brilliant diamond, mounted in platinum with 14 diamond accents. And it fit what he says were her must-have requirements: 3.5 to 5 carats with an inclusion rating of no worse than VS2 and a color rating of no worse than G, and with no fluorescence. The price? $100,000. And then, 11 months laterthey broke up. According to Strasser,...
  • Caught In Custody Fight, 5-Year-Old Boy Sent To Ireland

    07/11/2012 5:04:48 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 39 replies
    chicago.cbslocal.com ^ | July 10, 2012 | no byline
    Updated 07/10/12 9:06 p.m. CHICAGO (CBS) A 5-year-old Orland Park boy at the center of an international custody battle was sent to Ireland on Tuesday to live with his father, even though he was born in the U.S. and has lived most of his life here. Jack Redmond was born in south suburban Blue Island, and has spent all but a few months of his life in the United States. His mother, Mary Redmond, says the Chicago area is all the boy has ever known. His school, his doctor, his dentist, his friends theyre all here. Custody...
  • 'Monster' bridezilla is slammed for demanding the best man be replaced by a 'rich single' [tr]

    09/17/2018 6:14:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 17, 2018 | Billie Schwab
    A frustrated wedding guest has taken to the internet to vent about a 'selfish' bride-to-be and her ridiculous list of demands. The woman posted in an Australian Facebook group about the upcoming nuptials saying the bride-to-be is a 'monster'. 'She lies constantly about EVERYTHING. A more selfish and demanding brat of a female I have never encountered,' the woman wrote. From asking guests to provide food for the wedding to trying to cancel the bachelor party, the unhappy guest revealed why the woman is so unbelievable.
  • Romania parliament votes in favor of man/woman marriage only

    09/12/2018 4:45:53 PM PDT · by BeadCounter · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 11, 2018 | Associated Press
    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) - Romanian Senators have approved a law that would pave the way for the constitution to be changed to explicitly state that marriage is a union of a man and a woman. Senators voted 107-13 with seven abstentions Tuesday to change the constitution, which currently states that marriage is a union between spouses. The vote comes after Parliaments Chamber of Deputies last year overwhelmingly approved the same measure. A senator for the ruling Social Democratic Party, Serban Nicolae, said the vote was on religious grounds: weve been a Christian nation for 2,000 years.
  • Coca Cola, IBM among corporations demanding N. Ireland allow same-sex marriage

    09/12/2018 4:31:20 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 45 replies
    Lifesitenews ^ | September 12th 2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    NORTHERN IRELAND, September 12, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) Nearly thirty companies from and outside Northern Ireland have signed a letter calling on the province to recognize same-sex marriages within its borders. Organized by the left-wing Amnesty International UK, the letter argues that redefining marriage is an economic necessity. A diverse, outward-looking and inclusive society is essential to create a vibrant and competitive economy and a prosperous future for Northern Ireland, it claims. Equality contributes to an environment of creativity and excellence where our LGBT staff feel able to bring their whole selves to the workplace and where their relationships will be...
  • 'Our request was not f***ing out of the ordinary': Bridezilla who asked guests to pay $1,200 [tr]

    08/28/2018 6:26:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 77 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 28, 2018 | Cindy Tran
    A disgruntled bride-to-be has revealed she was forced to cancel her extravagant 'fairytale' wedding after her guests refused to pay $CAD 1,500 each to attend. The Canadian bride, who is known only as 'Susan', was due to tie the knot with her childhood sweetheart in a lavish $CAD 60,000 ($46,020) wedding. But the couple decided to call off the ceremony just four days before exchanging their vows after they struggled to foot the bill. Taking to Facebook to explain their decision, the furious mother-of-one blamed her family and friends for the breakdown of her relationship as she vented her frustration...
  • Battles of the Sexes

    08/24/2018 9:23:37 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 6 replies
    email from a friend | 8/24/2018 | unknown
    A LOT OF JOKES ABOUT BLONDE FEMALES FLOAT AROUND THE INTERNET BUT SOME MAY BE SURPRISED THAT THERE IS A WHOLE GROUP OF JOKES ABOUT MEN THAT MANY DO NOT SEE. ENJOY THIS OTHER SIDE OF THE COIN. One day my housework-challenged husband decided to wash his Sweatshirt. Seconds after he stepped into the laundry room, he shouted to me, 'What setting do I use on the washing machine?' 'It depends,' I replied 'What does it say on your shirt?' He yelled back, ' OHIO STATE !' And they say blondes are dumb.... A couple is lying in bed. The...
  • Hamza bin Laden has married daughter of lead 9/11 hijacker, say family

    08/05/2018 5:20:15 PM PDT · by plain talk · 44 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Aug 5, 2018 | Martin Chulov
    Hamza bin Laden, the son of the late al-Qaida leader, has married the daughter of Mohammed Atta, the lead hijacker in the 9/11 terror attacks, according to his family.
  • Trumps Character and Trumps Presidency

    08/20/2018 4:23:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    American Greatness ^ | August 19, 2018 | David Horowitz
    A few days ago, I had a dust-up on Twitter with National Review’s Jonah Goldberg. Our conflict was about Trump’s fitness to be president, a subject that has been broached millions of times on social media by other internet partisans. Twitchy posted the exchange and promoted it this way: “It’s On! Jonah Goldberg, David Horowitz Duke It Out Over Trump’s Character.” The donnybrook led to 500,000 impressions on my Twitter feed, including legions of anti-Trump zealots eager to demonstrate how creative they could be in devising insults to throw at me for defending Trump: beyond dumb, in need of psychiatric...
  • Catholic Caucus: Calming the Perfect Storm

    08/17/2018 6:02:17 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies
    Columbia Magazine ^ | 08.01.14 | Msgr. J. Brian Bransfield
    Father Karol Wojtyła, who later became Pope John Paul II, is pictured in the early 1950s surrounded by young people. Father Wojtyła would regularly go on mountain excursions with a group of young married couples and students that called itself Środowisko, meaning environment or milieu. (Archival Collection of Adam Bujak)Karol Wojtyła, the man who became St. John Paul II, regularly escaped from two of the worst totalitarian regimes in history: German Nazism, and later, Soviet Communism. By “escaped,” I do not mean that he ran away. Rather, as a priest and bishop, he escaped only by going deeper.As the...
  • Kellyanne Conway Said Her Husband George's Anti-Trump Tweets Are "Disrespectful" To Her

    08/15/2018 6:03:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    Bustle ^ | August 15, 2018 | Monica Busch
    George Conway has developed a reputation for sharing and penning critical tweets of Donald Trump, even though his wife is one of the president's most high-profile advisers. Until recently, it hasn't been clear whether this gets under his wife's skin, but that has since changed. A recent profile of the couple in The Washington Post reveals that Kellyanne Conway finds her husband's anti-Tump tweets "disrespectful." "I think its disrespectful," she told the Post. "I think it disrespects his wife." By and large, George tends to decline interview requests regarding his critical opinions of President Trump on Twitter. But in the...
  • What Would Be The Ideal Wife? How Should She Treat Her Husband?

    08/12/2018 9:27:30 AM PDT · by Architect of Avalon · 72 replies
    Architect of Avalon ^ | 8/12/2018 | Architect of Avalon
    Please answer the title question with as many points as you can come up with. What interpersonal dynamics and actions would make the husband the happiest? Additionally, what would the ideal husband be like, and how should he treat his wife?
  • This 1955 Good House Wifes Guide Explains How Wives Should Treat Their Husbands

    08/11/2018 12:27:31 PM PDT · by Architect of Avalon · 167 replies
    LTDC ^ | 8/11/2018 | Angel Chang
    9.) Be happy to see him. Free him with a warm smile and show sincerity in your desire to please him. Listen to him. 10.) You may have a dozen important things to tell him, but the moment of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk first remember, his topics of conversation are more important than yours. 11.) Make the evening his. Never complain if he comes home late or goes out to dinner, or other places of entertainment without you. Instead, try to understand his world of strain and pressure and his very real need to...
  • Italian Int Minister: Enough now with this parent 1 and 2. I have restored mother and father

    08/10/2018 9:46:23 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | August 10, 2018 | Francesca Romana
    Italian Interior Minister: Enough now with this parent 1 and 2. I have restored mother and father Claudio Cartaldo "Il Giornale" August 10, 2018 Salvinis blitz on forms for identity cards - its back to the past and No to the horror of surrogate motherhood. Gone parent n.1 and parent n.2. Back to what is natural: mother and father. Matteo Salvini launches the revolution also in the area of the family and gives the go ahead to re-examine the forms for identity cards. [Excerpts] In an interview to La Bussola Quotidiano, the Interior Minister takes the side in defense of...