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So Who Designed Your Bucket List?






GBL260x391You’ve probably been asked about the “what” when it comes to your bucket list; top goals to accomplish, dreams to fulfill, or fantasy items to obtain before you kick the proverbial bucket. Maybe it’s the chance to own that villa in Italy or the south of France. Maybe it’s finally taking that dream cruise or going on that African safari. But how m...

“Marriage Isn’t Easy, But It’s Beautiful,” Says Pope Francis.

Regular listeners to More2Life Radio know that our regular marriage contributors, Frank and Julie LaBoda, serve on the Pontifical Council for the Family and are currently in Rome for a Council meeting.  In his address to the Council this past weekend, Pope Francis had some truly inspiring words for married couples. The Catholic Church must help young [Read More...]

Boy Wanders Onto Stage To Hang Out With Pope Francis

Pope doesn’t seem to mind the company. This is super cute.
 
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1. Thousands of Catholic families from around the world gathered at the Vatican over the weekend to celebrate the Year of Faith with Pope Francis.

AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino

2. On Saturday evening, a small group of children was invited to sit on the pope’s platform to listen to speakers from across the world speak about their faith and families.

3. While representatives from more than 80 countries addressed the pope, a little boy walked onto the stage to say hello.

Ellie Hall / BuzzFeed / Via youtube.com
Ellie Hall / BuzzFeed / Via youtube.com

5. Pope Francis was visibly amused when the child stayed on the stage instead of returning to his seat on the steps.

Ellie Hall / BuzzFeed / Via youtube.com
 

Top Dem Admits: ‘We Knew’


House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer
October 29, 2013 11:56 AM
National Review
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer conceded to reporters today that Democrats knew people would not be able to keep their current health care plans under Obamacare and expressed qualified contrition for President Obama’s repeated vows to the contrary.

“We knew that there would be some policies that would not qualify and therefore people would be required to get more extensive coverage,” Hoyer said in response to a question from National Review.

Asked by another reporter how repeated statements by Obama to the contrary weren’t “misleading,” Hoyer said “I don’t think the message was wrong. I think the message was accurate. It was not precise enough…[it] should have been caveated with – ‘assuming you have a policy that in fact does do what the bill is designed to do.’”

Hoyer noted that people losing access to their current plans are mostly in the individual market, which is a small segment of the overall market. He also argued that requiring those plans to follow new mandates and regulations was important for ensuring those plans included “adequate coverage so the public would not have to be on the hook for serious illnesses or other illnesses.”

Read the rest here: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/362484/top-dem-admits-we-knew-jonathan-strong#!

Girl crawls out of grave after being raped, buried alive

A 13-year-old girl has dug herself out of a muddy grave after being raped by two men who then buried her alive in Pakistan.
The teen was abducted from her local village in the Punjab province while she was walking to Koran lessons.
Her father Siddique Mughal told police his daughter had been taken, but they refused to cooperate, Outlook India reported.
The men took the young girl to an isolated place and raped her and then buried her alive as they believed she died during the brutal attack.
But the girl managed to dig her way out the muddy grave and caught the attention of passers-by who helped her to a local medical center.

Food Bank CEO Suggests Welfare Cuts May Spark Riots


“Riots always begin typically the same way: when people cannot afford to eat food”

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
October 29, 2013

The CEO of the largest food bank in America has suggested that planned cuts in food stamp benefits set to take effect on Friday could spark riots.
 
Image: Margarette Purvis (YouTube).
Margarette Purvis, the president and CEO of the Food Bank for New York City, told Salon.com that the expiration of stimulus funds, which will see the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program reduced by $5 billion dollars, will have an “immediate impact” and represent a recipe for civil unrest.
 
“If you look across the world, riots always begin typically the same way: when people cannot afford to eat food,” said Purvis, adding that families face the “daunting” prospect of losing a whole week’s worth of food every month.
 
The nationwide cut will take 76 million meals off the table of poverty-stricken New Yorkers alone, equating to about 16 meals a month for a family of three. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has labeled the cut to the SNAP program “unprecedented” in “depth and breadth.”
 
As we previously highlighted, even the mainstream media is invoking the threat of riots that could ensue as a result of the food stamp cut, with Fox News’ Neil Cavuto linking the issue to the Department of Homeland Security’s recent $80 million dollar outlay on armed guards to protect government buildings in upstate New York.
 

Does the New DSM Call Pedophilia an “orientation”?

Several of the Catholic Patheos bloggers asked me to comment on some inquiries they’ve been getting from readers claiming that the new edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (the diagnostic book we shrink types use) has been changed to assert that pedophilia is an “orientation.”     That is absolutely not true, although I can understand [Read More...]

Today on "Kresta in the Afternoon" – October 29, 2013

Talking About the Things That Matter Most on Oct. 29

4:00 – Kresta Comments: Should Abortion and Gay “Marriage” be Linked Politically? / An Examination of the Woman at the Well / Pope Francis and Smoke of Satan / Michelle Obama Opines on Religious Liberty

5:00 – Kresta Comments

5:40 – A Chat With Archbishop Allen Vigneron of Detroit
In our monthly conversation with Archbishop Allen Vigneron we talk about a scripture series he is doing with Rabbi Joseph Krakoff… an interesting interfaith venture.  We talk about the dire situation of Christians in the Middle East and a special prayer service for peace.  And as All Souls Day is coming up on Saturday, we talk about the Church’s theology of praying for the deceased.

Is Your Child Being Cyber-Bullied? Would You Know? Study says, “Probably not.”

New research looks at how many parents are unaware that their children are being victimized on the internet… Researchers found that while 30 percent of youths admit to having been cyberbullied, only slightly higher than 10 percent of their parents reported that they knew. About 15 percent of the youths in the study admitted to [Read More...]

Emily Litella Says, “There’s NO WAY Gay Marriage Will Lead to Polyamory/Polygamy!”

So, just last May 2012, gay advocate, Jonathan Rauch argued on NPR that the thought that same-sex marriage could possibly lead to mainstream acceptance of polyamory/polygamy was ridiculous. Rauch:  Same sex marriage leads away from polygamy, not for it. It’s odd to argue that because children need parents, you should be against polygamy. That’s one [Read More...]
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