Monthly Archives: May 2016

Gorilla Commentary

This msn headline depicting “grief and outrage” is already behind the times. I’ve seen pushback on social media in the other direction. Naturally, abortion is painted into the commentary. I think that affection for animals is based in virtue. Many human … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 53: Alternatives to Marriage

The synod bishops cite not just First World problems but also Third: 53. Some societies still maintain the practice of polygamy; in other places, arranged marriages are an enduring practice… In many places, not only in the West, the practice … Continue reading

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Musicals

My wife and I were chatting about the musicals we’ve seen over the years. On our honeymoon we saw Les Misérables and I think it was a year after that we saw Phantom. The two gigantic musicals of the 80’s. I … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 52: A Weakening of the Family

An un-footnoted section might be that of the Holy Father: 52. No one can think that the weakening of the family as that natural society founded on marriage will prove beneficial to society as a whole. The contrary is true: … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 51: Substance Abuse

To speak of addictions is probably not speaking enough. The abuse of chemicals, food, sex, and other indulgences always results in collateral damage in family relationships. Always. 51. Drug use was also mentioned as one of the scourges of our … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 50: Some Challenges

For the next week of posts, we’ll cover this section through #57 under a common theme, “Some challenges.” Some, like fatigue, are common across many cultures and levels of earnings. 50. The responses given to the two pre-synodal consultations spoke … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 49: Life In Poverty

The synod bishops cited the challenge of poverty: 49. Here I would also like to mention the situation of families living in dire poverty and great limitations. The problems faced by poor households are often all the more trying. (Relatio … Continue reading

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