This new law on shared parenting is pure political grandstanding

Oct 22, 2014 by

By Harry Benson, Conservative Woman: Should you be unfortunate enough to come before the family courts from today onward, you’ll find yourself subject to the presumption of shared parenting. This comes under the Parental Involvement provision in Section 11 of the Children and Families Act 2014 which has been loudly trumpeted by Coalition ministers. Simon Hughes and Edward Timpson say these are ‘bold reforms so that the welfare of children is at the heart of the family justice...

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Russian Orthodox to Catholics: Let’s work together to defend life and family

Oct 18, 2014 by

by Lisa Bourne, LifeSite: The Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox Churches should join forces to defend marriage and the family on the international stage, the head of the Synodal Department for External Church Relations for the Moscow Patriarchate told Catholic bishops at the Vatican on Thursday. “The time has come for Christians to join efforts and come out as a united front for the noble goal of protecting the family when confronted by the challenges of the secular world for the sake of...

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An Anglican ‘outsider’ shares insights at the Synod on the Family

Oct 16, 2014 by

From Vatican Radio: Among the 253 participants in the Synod on the Family which will conclude here in the Vatican on Sunday are eight delegates from different Christian Churches who are sharing insights from their own communities and traditions. Among them is the Anglican Bishop of Durham Paul Butler who has specialised in children and family ministry within the Church of England. As a husband and father of four children, Bishop Butler also brought his own experience to the Synod and...

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New Government regulations ‘compel’ schools to promote same-sex marriage

Oct 10, 2014 by

By Gerald Warner, Breitbart: The Coalition for Marriage has denounced new Government regulations for independent schools in England which are clearly aimed at compelling schools to promote same-sex marriage, regardless of the wishes of parents or teachers. This measure provides the latest evidence of the insincerity of the Cameron government in claiming that rights of conscience would be respected when marriage for homosexuals was forced onto the statute book. These coercive provisions are...

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Breaking the Silence: Redefining Marriage Hurts Women Like Me – and Our Children

Oct 10, 2014 by

By Janna Darnelle, Public Discourse: The push to present a positive image of same-sex families has hidden the devastation on which many are built. We must stand for marriage—and for the precious lives that marriage creates. Every time a new state redefines marriage, the news is full of happy stories of gay and lesbian couples and their new families. But behind those big smiles and sunny photographs are other, more painful stories. These are left to secret, dark places. They are suppressed, and...

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It seems the poor and persecuted (bishops) will stick up for the family

Oct 10, 2014 by

by John-Henry Westen, LifeSite News: At the (RC) Synod of Bishops, the Bishops of Africa have spoken out strongly in defense of the family. As Archbishop Kaigama, the archbishop of Jos, who is representing Nigeria, told me over dinner, the family is essential in Africa. He also explained that Jos is at the epicenter of Boko Haram, and that that he knows he could face his Maker any day and lives that way – ready to give an account for the hope that is in him. The same holds true for the Bishop...

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