by Francis Phillips
This article was first published at CatholicHerald.co.uk on February 26, 2015.
“101 Tips for a Happier Marriage” by Jennifer Roback Morse and Betsy Kerekes contains some sage advice
In his homily for St Valentine’s Day Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury spoke up in defence of marriage. Among other things he urged his listeners to “speak uninhibitedly of the good of marriage”, emphasising that “we need to rebuild a culture of the family founded on marriage…We need to take marriage seriously as a great social good, and recognise that children flourish best when they have the gift of a father and mother in their lives.” Read more…
Jennifer Roback Morse on the mess we’re in
by Susan E. Wills
This article was first posted on aleteia.org on February 23, 2015.
Jennifer Roback Morse, PhD is the founder of the Ruth Institute, an inter-faith organization that addresses the lies of the Sexual Revolution. She has authored or co-authored four books and spoken around the globe on marriage, family and human sexuality. In this interview with Aleteia, she talked about her newest book, “The Sexual Revolution and Its Victims,” and what the future may hold.
How did a nice economist like you transition to being a culture critic? Was there a defining moment or trigger event? Read more…
by JENNIFER ROBACK MORSE
This article was first published at National Catholic Register on January 14, 2015.
Actor Gary Sinise and Fox TV personality Brett Baier withdrew from their planned participation in a conference of Roman Catholic business leaders, under pressure from the Gay Lobby. You might think this is just another episode of the gay lobby intimidating people they don’t like. But there is more at stake here. This episode is part of the pattern that has allowed the Sexual Revolution to continue with minimal resistance. What’s at stake here is whether ordinary people are allowed to have their own version of their own life stories. Read more…
This article was first published January 26, 2015, at LifeSiteNews.com.
ORLANDO, FL, January 26, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) — Fox News political anchor Bret Baier says he pulled out of his speech at this week’s Legatus Summit, a gathering of Catholic business leaders, on the request of the channel’s leadership.
However, in an email from Baier published by Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, the mass-attending Catholic also criticized Legatus’ treatment of homosexuality in its materials. Read more…
by JENNIFER ROBACK MORSE
This article was first posted January 26, 2015, at National Catholic Register.
The recent news-cycle flap over Pope Francis and the bunnies has confused many people inside and outside of the Catholic Church.
Lots of people continue to be concerned that the Holy Father ought to be clearer in his manner of speaking. I would like to make something good out of this latest situation. Read more…
by JENNIFER ROBACK MORSE
This article was first published at National Catholic Register on February 13, 2015.
Do you want to come and see Fifty Shades of Grey with me? You know we really shouldn’t be going to see it. But what the heck. It is just a movie. It is perfectly okay. Since we pretty well know the “plot” will drag in a movie like this, here are a few things for us to think about.
1. We came to this movie because we expected to be sexually stimulated. Anything else, we tell ourselves, is self-deception. Read more…
Check out the quotes from Dr. Morse in this article.
This article was first published February 9, 2015 at lifesitenews.com.
WASHINGTON, D.C., February 9, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – When the Supreme Court rules about whether to impose same-sex “marriage” on the entire nation, the House of Representatives will remain mum on the subject.
House Speaker John Boehner confirmed that the Republican-controlled body will not weigh in on either side of the constitutional issue. Read more…
A review of Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse’s book, Love and Economics.
Posted at acton.org on Thursday, January 8, 2015
By Joseph Sunde
The subject of contracts is not particularly romantic, which is part of the reason I’d like to talk about contracts—and how we might reach beyond them.
In some ways, we’ve come to overly ignore, downplay, or disregard contracts. Across the world, we see grandmaster politicians and planners trying to impose various “solutions” with the flicks of their wands, paying little attention to core features like trust and respect for property rights. Here in America, our government is increasingly bent on diluting or subverting our most fundamental agreements, whether between husband and wife or foreclosed Billy and his bank. Read more…
…and how we Catholics can help him
by Jennifer Roback Morse
This article was first published at The Daily Caller on January 9, 2015 and at aleteia.org, January 10, 2015.
Pundits left and right have been jockeying for position in anticipation of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment. This is quite amazing, considering that even the publication date hasn’t been published yet!
I do not know what he is going to say. Neither, dear reader, does anyone else whom you are likely to read. However, I can tell you two things that he will certainly NOT say. And those two unsaid things have the potential to speak volumes, if only we will listen. Read more…
Christmas is the saddest time of the year in which to feel lonely. We can feel alone in a crowded room, when we feel no one really knows or understands us. We can feel alone because we literally have no one around us. There are so many reasons today why people are estranged from their families. Christmas loneliness may be one of the great unsung stories of our time.
How to overcome this loneliness? Read more…