Controversy at Marian High School: Firing of Pregnant Lesbian Teacher Sparks Protests

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There's an important meeting happening today at Marian High School.  Today Sister Mary Jane Herb, president of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHMs), will address faculty and staff at the Bloomfield Hills, Michigan school. Sister Mary Jane will be responding to recent protests over the dismissal of Barb Webb, a chemistry teacher and coach, following disclosure of her "non-traditional pregnancy."  Webb, a lesbian, "married" her partner Kristen Las in 2012 in a ceremony in W … [Read more...]

For the International Day of Older Persons: My Reflection on Growing Older

Allie and Noah in "The Notebook"

I am no one special. Just a common man with common thoughts. I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but in one respect I’ve succeeded as gloriously as anyone who ever lived. I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul and for me that has always been enough. –Duke (James Garner), “The Notebook”I’m a pretty tough cookie when it comes to the movies.  I sit back and analyze the dialogue, deconstruct scenes and then imagine them differ … [Read more...]

Pope Marries Cohabiting Couples? No News Here, Folks!

Newly married couples watch as Pope Francis leads general audience in St. Peter's Square at Vatican

All week, I've been reading that Pope Francis plans to marry 20 couples in St. Peter's Basilica this weekend--and that some of them are cohabiting (oh my!)--and some even (horrors!) have children.Good gracious! There is an undercurrent of insinuation, that once again Francis is breaking the rules of the Church, striking a new chord, changing the "business as usual" approach of his predecessors Benedict XVI and John Paul II.Here, just look at the breathless expectancy in this lede from t … [Read more...]


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