Further evidence for the link between family breakdown and economic inequality

Jun 2, 2015 by

by Peter Franklin, Conservative Home: Compared to most other western countries, America has high levels of income inequality and low levels of social mobility. It is often assumed that the former is responsible for the latter – because, like the rungs on a ladder, the wider the gap between different parts of the income spectrum, the harder it is to climb. But according to a brilliant article by Aparna Mathur on the Brookings website, growing inequality hasnot resulted in lower social mobility:...

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Cardinal Nichols’ criticism of faithful priests is deeply disturbing

Mar 26, 2015 by

By John Smeaton, SPUC: I am deeply disturbed by Cardinal Nichols’ criticism of the 461 brave priests who signed a letter upholding the unchangeable teachings of the Catholic Church on marriage and Holy Communion. In the letter, which was published in the Catholic Heraldyesterday, priests from all over England and Wales pledged to remain faithful to Catholic teaching and to offer true pastoral care to all those who find themselves in difficult situations. A statement made by Cardinal...

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Losing track of marriage and divorce

Feb 6, 2015 by

By Carolyn Moynihan, MercatorNet: The US Census Bureau may drop key questions from its community survey. Experts object. Does divorce matter? Ask the children whose loyalties and affections are torn when parents go their separate ways. Ask the woman who struggles to maintain her standard of living on a reduced income. Ask the man who has to support two households out of his income. Ask the government departments that provide social assistance to broken families. And while you are at it, ask...

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Four million children miss out on Christmas with both parents

Dec 19, 2014 by

By Harry Benson, The Marriage Foundation: I don’t remember my first few Christmases as a child. In any case I only had three of them before my mum and dad decided to call it a day. The first Christmas that I remember vividly was when I was about eleven. By then, my mother had remarried a lovely man who has been a brilliant stepfather ever since. But a ‘father figure’ – however wonderful he might be – is not the same as having a ‘father’ around. My most emotive childhood memories involve the...

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The true cost of divorce

Nov 24, 2014 by

By Donna Rachel Edmunds, Breitbart: One in eight children turn to drugs and alcohol to cope. The devastating effect that divorce can have on children has been revealed in a major new survey of teens and young adults. The majority reported that their GCSE exam results had suffered as a result of stress due to parental breakup, whilst nearly one in eight turned to drugs or alcohol to cope. With over 100,000 children each year being affected by divorce, parents are urged to consider how their...

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Sex wars intensify as marriage declines further and ruinous single parenting booms

Nov 4, 2014 by

From Conservative Woman: Here’s your future: Women are quite happy to depend on the government if the father doesn’t meet her expectations. Men are quite happy too, as higher taxes are a lot better than complete financial annihilation through divorce. Governments love higher taxes. Many same sex couples are going to want children. As the decline in heterosexual “marital” relationships continues, and it will, more and more will opt for same sex relationships and/or domestic...

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