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Why So Disillusioned About Marriage?

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by Vicki ThornWhat has happened to marriage? Everywhere we look these days, marriage seems maligned. A recently published Pew Study does not paint a pleasant picture for the future of marriage, and the Nov. 18 issue of TIME Magazine has a major … Continue reading

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Marriage Revisited

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by Vicki ThornHaving just celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary, marriage is on my mind. Some of the people celebrating with us were old friends also married for many years who, through trials and tribulations, had found joy in their unions.We were … Continue reading

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Forgiveness: A Different Question

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by Vicki ThornI’ve been speaking recently at several retreats for women, which have prompted a lot of thinking on my part about the issue of forgiveness. As we grow older, how do we deal with the terrible hurts that have happened … Continue reading

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For Keeps? Are we married to marriage?

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by Kathryn Jean LopezThere she was. Don Quixote, otherwise known as Maggie Gallagher, testifying before a committee in the Maryland House of Delegates in defense of marriage.Gallagher, the chairman of the National Organization for Marriage, had been there before – defending marriage … Continue reading

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Selling Identity

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by Vicki ThornWhile on a field trip today to a bookstore, I got lost in the magazine section. I must admit it was an eye-opening experience as I took the time to look through three teen magazines.All three magazines were publications … Continue reading

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New Business: Eggs for Sale

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by Vicki ThornA recent article from The Sunday Times in the United Kingdom caught my eye. The headline read, “IVF doctors to raffle human egg.” The raffle, sponsored by a fertility clinic in London last month, was meant to promote the … Continue reading

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Male Contraceptive Pills – Coming to a Pharmacy Near You?

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What price will men be willing to pay for sex without consequences?by Gerard M. Nadal, Ph.D.In the treacherous cross-currents of gender politics, scientific investigation, and pharmaceutics, far too many human beings have succumbed to the roiling and unforgiving forces that … Continue reading

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Human Papillomavirus Infection-linked Cancers in Men

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By: “The Medical Institute” in Austin, TX.Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) – about 6.2 million people are infected every year in the United States . And since HPV infection often shows no symptoms, … Continue reading

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Gardasil Continues to Kill and Maim

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The Gardasil vaccine that is supposed to protect women from cervical cancer continues to ratchet up the deaths among young women. Judicial Watch, the watchdog organization released a special report in 2008 detailing almost 9,000 adverse events following reception of the … Continue reading

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Contraceptive Contradictions

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FATHER TADEUSZ PACHOLCZYKThe Catholic Church remains almost a lone voice in our age defending the view that contraceptive sexual activity in marriage is wrong.Many young Catholic couples either are not aware of this teaching, or simply choose to ignore it.When … Continue reading

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