Utah to appeal polygamy ruling in ‘Sister Wives’ case

Barbie as the Virgin Mary? Ken as Jesus? Italian Catholics are not amused

To have and to hold, in hardship and unhappiness

“Same-Sex Marriage,” a review

What the media totally ignored in Emma Watson’s gender equality speech

Emma Watson is right – Don’t take potshots at fathers

Yes, we have a culture of death

Evangelicals, marriage equality, and loving reality

The City Podcast: The antidote for pro-life weirdness

Pastor tells Christians to avoid lawsuits by compromising religious convictions

Parishioners meet with bishop over same-sex couple

27,000 churches participate in national ‘Get Back to Church Sunday’ event

Five things Catholics need to start saying in the same-sex marriage debate

Crisis pregnancy center film praised at UN Women’s Guild screening

University reverses course: Football players can wear cross decals on helmets

What’s the problem with texting? Studies show that texting does not harm grammar and spelling

Homosexual acts cannot be approved or celebrated by the Church – Here’s why

Experts debate whether marriage is needed for kids to thrive

Survey: Church congregations more racially diverse, open to homosexual members

Why can’t men be friends?

Disabled ‘edited out’ of assisted suicide debate

“Evangelicals for Marriage Equality” launch draws harsh criticism: No coherent argument made that supports same-sex marriage

Arkansas State University football team to remove crosses from helmets following complaint

A tale of two fathers: Silas Marner on the true meaning of fatherhood

Gender gap journalism

BBC faces criticism over assisted suicide drama

Arkansas State removing cross decal from football helmets

Why the ‘concordance reflex’ fails in sexuality debates

A response to Richard Dawkins: How is it immoral to give life?

Hooking up, shacking up, and saying ‘I Do’

Christian rapper Lecrae’s new song touches on post-abortion pain: “A part of us died”

2nd View: Pro-lifers voice concerns to PBS’ airing of ‘After Tiller’

ADF pays tribute to the life and legacy of Truett Cathy

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge prompts a deeper look at stem cell research

Regarded as ‘intolerant haters’: What’s new?

Ray Rice, abortion, and being led about by the viscera

    RedState: But we humans are weird creatures. It is one thing to know, intellectually, that Ray Rice knocked a woman unconscious in a hotel elevator. It is another thing to actually see it happen. [...] This is, in essence, the reason our abortion policy has remained essentially static over the last 40 years in this country in spite of astonishing scientific advances in terms of understanding fetal development and our ability to move the viability window for premature children continually backwards.

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Reflections on same-sex marriage and religious liberty

Single, Christian, and a child of divorce

Naked consent: Why personal speech codes won’t curb a social problem like sexual assault

Woman starts GoFundMe campaign to pay for her abortion so she can party

The delusional world of late-term abortionists

Why so many Christians won’t back down on same-sex marriage

How to make a difference in 140 characters or less

Wedding industry illustrates unresolved legal relationship between religious freedom and same-sex marriage

Life together, again: After Hobby Lobby, vibrant corporate life is needed more than ever

Young people, sex, and relationships: The new norms

Give us this day our daily brew

Ice buckets: Does the end justify the means?

Pro-life group demands PBS cancel airing of pro-abortion ‘After Tiller’ film

Onward Christian soldiers? Not likely

Feds creating database to track hate speech on Twitter

Is ‘The Giver’ the most pro-life film ever made?

What the Emmy Awards could learn from ‘Full House’

    The Federalist: That is, in a sea of social liberalism dripping off televisions screens into Americans’ homes, how can Americans reclaim a strong sense of faith, fidelity, and family in pop culture? Where can we locate socially conservative principles—which used to be American principles, supported across ideological lines—in a deluge of cultural relativism?

  • Posted: 08/26/2014
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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Linda and Richard Eyre: Basic assumptions about the family now under fire

From pro-choice to pro-abortion

    First Things: For decades, the never-ending abortion debate has been summarized by the dueling sound bites of pro-choice and pro-life. Very slowly, but lately more steadily, the fundamental premise of pro-life advocacy—that abortion not only stills a beating heart, but takes a human life—has resonated with the American public. Indeed, the New York Times itself reports that “one of the most enduring labels of modern politics—pro choice—has fallen from favor” as a means of furthering abortion rights policies.

  • Posted: 08/22/2014
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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The loss of a human life is a tragedy, not a gimmick

Making marriage-minded decisions

Ohio diocese discourages ALS ice bucket challenge

Ice Bucket Challenge donation sponsor ALSA funds embryonic stem cell research

New research on why middle-aged women cheat on their husbands

Victoria Beeching and Plato’s third form of atheism

The Giver: The danger of removing emotion from life issues

Does the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge fund embryonic stem cell research?

Let’s not talk about sex, please

What you do before you say “I do” matters for marriage happiness

“The Giver”: A new kind of dystopian young adult film

The cruel optimism of modern compassion

    The Federalist: St. Augustine called it cruel optimism: our desire to comfort ourselves with silver-lined happy thoughts about life. Francis Spufford had an excellent description of it in his book, “Unapologetic.” A few years ago, atheist organizations in the United Kingdom ran a bus advertisement campaign. The atheist bus read: “There is probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.”

  • Posted: 08/18/2014
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Finding God in secular Europe through film

    Aleteia: By any measure, Europe over the past forty years or so has become a vastly more secular place, certainly in comparison with the US. How strange, then, that just within the past decade, European filmmakers have produced some extraordinarily fine works with religious themes, works that make powerful statements about sanctity and martyrdom, sin and redemption, even about monasticism and pilgrimage.

  • Posted: 08/18/2014
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  • Category: Global: Miscellaneous
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Journey to Baby Gammy: How we justify a market in children

Beyond Obamacare, it’s time to take on the great society

Yes, Katy Perry, babies need daddies

The Giver: We’re not as far off as you might think