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No, It’s Not ‘Black Thursday’
5 years ago

No, It’s Not ‘Black Thursday’

By  •  Culture, Family life

This post originally appeared on FIC Blog for Thanksgiving, 2013. Author’s note: I’m saddened to see that my prediction about coercive corporate policies was dead on. However, my unscientific observation …
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Did We Really Need Quickie Divorce In Connecticut?
5 years ago

Did We Really Need Quickie Divorce In Connecticut?

Effective October 1, a new law creates a category of people who are eligible for expedited divorce in Connecticut. Qualifying “non-adversarial” couples can get split in less than a month …
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Cheerful ‘Divorce Selfies’ — Just Plain Wrong
5 years ago

Cheerful ‘Divorce Selfies’ — Just Plain Wrong

By  •  Culture, Family life

The print edition of yesterday’s Hartford Courant, by way of the Washington Post, reports on a ‘trend’ that reeks of the worst aspects of a “me, me, ME” society and leaves us disgusted: exultant “divorce …
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Fatherlessness And Poverty: Crisis Still Cries Out For Action
5 years ago

Fatherlessness And Poverty: Crisis Still Cries Out For Action

By  •  Family life

In a recent column, Chris Powell expresses frustration at the madness of dealing only with the symptoms of a serious problem: fatherlessness.

We get that frustration very well. It has …
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CT Prepares for World Meeting of Families
6 years ago

CT Prepares for World Meeting of Families

By  •  Family life, Events

We’re very excited about the World Meeting of Families this September in Philadelphia, which will include Pope Francis’s first visit to the United States.  This year’s theme is “Love is …
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The Sweetness of Life With Dad

By  •  Family life

Father’s Day is here again, and once again we are prompted to reflect on the mysteries and glories of the inseverable bond between a father and his child. This …
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Good News About Teens and Risky Behavior

By  •  Family life

In the furor that resulted, rightly, from LiveAction’s revelation that a Planned Parenthood staffer gave what she thought was a 15-year-old girl a graphic personal endorsement of sadomasochism, it …
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Honoring our Father and Mother

By  •  Family life

You matter…why else would people carve this into their bicep?

One hundred years ago this month, Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Mother’s Day a national holiday. Officially originating in the United …
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Why Pursue Survey if it Makes Students Feel Defensive?

The front page of Monday’s Waterbury Republican-American reads:

Litchfield High School senior Hannah Arnold plans to be one of the 406 students who take part in an anonymous ‘Profiles …
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No, It’s Not “Black Thursday”

By  •  Family life

The first time I heard some blogger quip about “Black Thursday,” I recoiled like a vampire from a cross.  You think that’s cute now, I thought,  just wait until …
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