Vatican Press Office Issues Statement re. That “Communion for Divorced” Story


The Vatican Press Office has issued a clarification regarding the Pope's statement regarding communion for divorced and remarried Catholics.Well, sort of.  What the Vatican Press Office did say, in effect, is "No comment."Father Federico Lombardi, S.J., director of the Holy See Press Office, responded this morning to widespread news reports that Pope Francis telephoned an Argentinian woman, Jacqui Lisbona.  According to a story originating with the Telegraph, the Holy Father called to tel … [Read more...]

Mocking Marriage: The Valentine’s Divorce Contest and the TV Marriage Extravaganza

Divorce for Valentines Day

Walter H. Bentley III, a Southfield, Michigan divorce attorney, is again this year conducting his popular FREE VALENTINE'S DIVORCE CONTEST.The winning couple will be given an all-expenses-paid divorce, with an estimated value of $3,000 to $5,000. The winners will be selected based on the most compelling and convincing story as to why they should be granted the divorce. The contest is limited to Michigan residents who seek an uncontested divorce, with no or minimum child custody … [Read more...]

Detacho: Modular Dollhouses for Fractured Families

Okay, now this is just sad.Toys help children to learn and prepare them for life.  That’s why industrial designer Ben Forman ( has introduced a new dollhouse to help today’s modern preschooler prepare for the inevitable unhappy changes in her family structure.  It’s called Detacho.Detacho families, like so many contemporary American families, can reconfigure themselves, either expanding with the birth of new siblings, or separating into smaller groups of married or divor … [Read more...]