Pope to Young Couples: Have Babies, Not Pets

Couple walking dog

Pope Francis says that married couples should avoid the "bitterness of loneliness" in old age by having babies.During daily Mass with fifteen married couples at the Domus Sancta Marthae on Monday, June 2, the Holy Father cautioned against substituting pets for children.  He told the couples, who had been married from 25 to 50 years, that a successful Christian marriage requires "faithfulness, perseverance and maturity."Religion News Service reported: But he went a step further and … [Read more...]

Pope Francis’ Simplicity vs. Cardinal Bertone’s Elegance: Let’s Clear This Up Once and For All

Cardinal Bergoglio, (before his election to the papacy) wearing simple vestments, looks at Cardinal Bertone's richly embroidered vestments

IS POPE FRANCIS UPSET because Cardinal Bertone is moving into a larger residence in Vatican City?According to The Independent, sources claim that Pope Francis is "furious" that Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, retiring from his position as the Vatican's Secretary of State, is creating a lavish home for his retirement.The insinuation is that Pope Francis--who has repeatedly called for a "poorer church" and who has chosen to live in the Domus Sancta Marthae, a "simple guest house", rather than … [Read more...]

Getting It Backwards: Bride Drags Baby Down the Aisle

Baby on wedding gown

Well, this is unorthodox, to say the least:  A Tennessee bride had her white bridal gown custom fitted with a special sling, so that her one-month-old baby could be a part of the ceremony.In a photo that has generated much controversy on social media, you can see the little one secured to momma's train, enjoying a ride down the aisle in Elam Baptist Church in Ripley, Tennessee.Some folks over on Facebook, where the photo was published, disapproved--calling it "child abuse" and demanding … [Read more...]


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