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...]

Jill Duggar Meets Her Fiance For the First Time: A Peek Into the World of Online Dating

Jill and Derick meet for the first time, with her father Jim Bob Duggar on hand

Perhaps you saw the news a couple of weeks ago that Jill Duggar, from the famed Duggar Family (19 Kids and Counting), had finally met her fiance Derick Dillard in person.  With the pair for their first face-to-face meeting in Nepal was Jill's father, Jim Bob Duggar. *     *     *     *     * It's an unusual love story, to be sure:  Jill and Derick met on-line.  They were introduced by Jill's father, Jim Bob, who thought they would be a perfect match for one another. When they … [Read more...]


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