Category: Culture

One way to end violence against women? Married dads.

The dramatic social media response to the UC-Santa Barbara shooting, captured by the hashtag #YesAllWomen, underlined an important and unpleasant truth: across the United States, millions of girls and women have been abused, assaulted, or raped by men, and even more females fear that they will be subject to such an attack. As Sarah Kliff wrote in Vox: a “national […]

Exclusive: Age of Jesus Christ’s Purported Tomb Revealed

Over the centuries, Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre has suffered violent attacks, fires, and earthquakes. It was totally destroyed in 1009 and subsequently rebuilt, leading modern scholars to question whether it could possibly be the site identified as the burial place of Christ by a delegation sent from Rome some 17 centuries ago.  Now […]

#MeToo has lumped trivial in with legitimate sexual assault

It’s gone far enough. What started as a necessary mass-rejection of sexual harassment and assault is sliding into absurdity and irrelevance. A backlash is looming against the very people the spontaneous battle against sexual villainy was meant to help: powerless women and men. The fight is being waged not with force, but with the rather […]

‘Throuple’ of two gay men and a woman live together in a one-bedroom apartment and are thinking of adopting children 

A ‘throuple’ of two married men and a woman are thinking of adopting children together. Chris, 38 and Matt Brandt, 28, from New York, have been together for eight years. Two years ago they invited Cait Earnest, 28, into their relationship after meeting her on a dating app. +8 Happy trio: A ‘throuple’ of two married men […]

Where lives are auctioned for $400

Tripoli, Libya (CNN) — “Eight hundred,” says the auctioneer. “900 … 1,000 … 1,100 …” Sold. For 1,200 Libyan dinars — the equivalent of $800. Not a used car, a piece of land, or an item of furniture. Not “merchandise” at all, but two human beings. One of the unidentified men being sold in the grainy […]

Removing George Washington

Christ Episcopal Church in Alexandria, Virginia announces that it is relocating out of the sanctuary two nearly 150-year-old marble plaques that memorialize its two most famous parishioners. Source: Removing George Washington – Juicy Ecumenism

On the Babylonian Captivity of the Church

Believing Catholics and Protestants alike sit by the rivers of New Babylon, paradoxically linked in a love for Jesus Christ, but wrapped in a hundred forms of entangling captivity. Source: On the Babylonian Captivity of the Church | Charles J. Chaput | First Things