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No Catholic wants to become a divorce statistic. People marry because they believe they will defy the odds. Why else would they challenge not only Catholic but overall divorce rates? They do this because they believe in true love. They believe in the Sacrament of Matrimony. They believe that God is the author of marriage and that 'what therefore God has joined together, let no man put asu ...
"The Innocents" in theaters + Chonda Pierce gets real on Dove Channel and in doc "Laughing in the Dark"
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. At the movies : The Innocents which open in theaters today. I've been hearing a lot of good things about th is one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Go63ZVVwivI Synopsis: Warsaw, December 1945: World War II is finally over, and Mathilde is treating the last of the French survivors of the German camps. When a pani ...
By Sharon Mesmer (Article first appeared in the NYTimes online on 2/11/16, and in the Sunday Review print edition 2/14/16: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/02/11/all-praise-the-women-of-menopause/?_r=0 ) For some women, menopause is no big deal. Some say they barely notice it. My mother, long ago, described her menopause this way: “My periods just started gettin’ lighter and lighter ...
Within hours of the Orlando massacre that occurred early Sunday morning, veteran academic and prolific writer Mary Grabar predicted on her Facebook wall that “liberal pundits” would soon enough be “linking the Orlando shooting [at a gay nightclub] to other instances of homophobia, such as Harvey Milk and the Stonewall riots.” The Public Broadcasting System (PBS), continued Grabar, would get busy ...
"Catholics are such hypocrites," says a friend. "They have all these rules, they break them and then they show up for Church on Sunday." I think carefully. "Do your parents have rules?" I say. "Yes," she responds. "Do you break any of them?" I ask. "Yes," she says. "Do you still show up at the dinner table?" I say. "Yes," she answers. "Well," I respond. "Our parents set a value system ...
DVD movie review Spotlight (2015, USA) is eye opening because it illuminates issues in the Catholic Church. If you have lived in the United States in the last fifteen years you probably would have heard, read or seen stories about the sex abuse scandals there. Spotlight is the story of a newspaper investigation into the abuse scandal in Boston and is up close in the way a movie can. Com ...
Separation of church and state is often triumphed by self-labeled liberals in the US when it comes to keeping religion out of the law. When it comes to keeping the state out of faith, self-labeled conservatives will themselves fall back on the separation of church and state, the United States Constitution, specifically the establishment clause of the 1st Amendment of the Constitution. Fortun ...
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