TOB Tues: Colloquium on the Complementarity of Man and Woman

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The Vatican is hosting an international interreligious colloquium on the Complementarity of Man and Women from Nov 17-19. The Complementarity of Man and Woman: An International Colloquium is a gathering of leaders and scholars from many religions across the globe, to examine and propose anew the beauty of the relationship between the man and the woman, in order to support … Read More

TOB Tues: The Nuptial Meaning of the Body

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One of the central themes of JP II’s Theology of the Body is that the body has a “nuptial meaning.” On his blog, Msgr. Charles Pope gives a brief explanation of the nuptial meaning of the body, specifically as it relates to the priesthood. To speak of the nuptial meaning of the body, means that the very design of our … Read More

Danny and Annie

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When a guy is happily married, no matter what happens at work, no matter what happens the rest of the day, there’s a shelter when you get home. There’s a knowledge, knowing that you can hug somebody without them throwing you down the stairs and saying get your hands off me. Being married is like having a color television set; … Read More

What About Love?

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A friend of mine from college has written a beautiful reflection on marriage based on what she has observed since she herself got married 82 days ago. It’s not what you would expect to hear from a young newlywed. The whole thing is worth reading, but I especially like when she addresses an article written several months ago on the … Read More

DOMA ≠ Anti-Miscegenation Laws

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I don’t know about you, but one of my biggest pet-peeves in the debate over same-sex marriage is the comparison of SSM to interracial marriages. Recently a good friend of mine received an email bringing up that very argument in response to an article he wrote about last month’s DOMA ruling. I really liked his response to this woman which … Read More

U.S. v. Windsor: Following the Griswold Playbook

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This week, two of my favorite lawyers wrote their analysis of last week’s Supreme Court marriage decisions — specifically the ruling on DOMA. First, my friend Jim Cole, legal counsel for Missouri Right to Life, writes at Mercator Net: As the dissents of Justice Scalia and Justice Alito make clear, the reasoning and legal principles on which the ultimate result … Read More

Is Your Spouse Your “Best Friend”?

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“Today I’m going to marry my best friend!” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen that announcement or something similar to it (“today my best friend asked me to marry him,” etc…) on Facebook. That’s why I was so intrigued to read this article from Marjorie Campbell on why she’s glad her husband is NOT her best friend: … Read More

Steven Crowder at VVS

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Conservative pundit/comedian Steven Crowder gave a great presentation at the Values Voter Summit last weekend. At around the 5 min mark Crowder, a newlywed, starts to get serious about our culture’s attitude towards the sanctity of the marriage and the marital act. However you may feel about his delivery style, he made excellent points about just how little value the … Read More

Marriage Laws: It’s Not About Regulating Love

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What is marriage? This short and to-the-point video is for Australia, but it perfectly explains why the government has an interest in regulating marriage in any country, including the US. Whenever a marriage amendment passes in one state or another, I can’t tell you how many times I hear someone lament, “why would anyone deny two people the right to … Read More

A Titanic Love Story

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In case you missed it over at CMR. This is so delightful. And I need something delightful after reading yet another depressing reminder of the culture of death we are living in – collecting my thoughts for a post/article to (hopefully) come soon. In the meantime, please enjoy: Also, in further commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of … Read More