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...]

Obama Administration Forgets Day of Families, Military; Celebrates Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

US Flag Over Embassy in Madrid

On May 15, the United Nations celebrated the 20th annual International Day of Families.  Around the world, the U.N. helped nations to refocus on the role of families in development; take stock of recent trends in family policy development; share good practices in family policy making; and review challenges faced by families worldwide.But in the United States, no presidential proclamation.  No encouraging message in the Congressional Record.  No statement on the White House web … [Read more...]


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