Happy Homecoming for Justina Pelletier, After State Drops Its Controversial Charge of Medical Child Abuse

Justina Pelletier

"I'm so happy, I'm so excited, oh, my gosh!" said 16-year-old Justina Pelletier when asked about her reaction to news that she'll be going home to her parents after sixteen months in state custody. The Connecticut teenager was removed from her family home by the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families after a disagreement between two highly regarded medical centers regarding the teen's medical diagnosis. Justina had been treated at Tufts Medical Center for mitochondrial disease, … [Read more...]

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...]

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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