Amoris Laetitia from Where I Stand

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Philip Larkin lamented that whether or not anybody refills your drink at a party “seems to turn on where you are. Or who.” In our divided Catholic Church, pastoral care is a lot like Larkin's cocktails. Catholics who sincerely desire to submit themselves to the Church they love come to their . . . . Continue Reading »

“Unmarried Cheating”: Scott Stanley

From First Thoughts

At the excellently named cohabitation/marriage research blog “Sliding vs. Deciding”: I last left you on the edge of your seat about what I’d write next about the study on extradyadic sex I introduced you to in my last post. If you have not already read the prior post, please do so . . . . Continue Reading »

The Economist blogs: “Polygamy Now!”

From First Thoughts

As a former tour-guide at Mormon historic sites, I have encountered more than one fundamentalist Mormon family in which the strutting husband seems to regard his flock of servile wives like glorified property. We’re not wrong to want to discourage this. Moreover, those remote compounds in . . . . Continue Reading »