Only about half of all Americans are married now, down from more than 72 percent in the 1960s — and the declines continue. Worse, the share of Americans who have never married has been rising steadily in recent decades, as more adults are living with a series of partners instead of marrying.
With the approach of the 2020 presidential election season, much of the media is now promoting the most pessimistic spin possible on the findings of a recent — and methodologically questionable — NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
In an effort to understand the origins of the clerical sex abuse scandal that have plagued the American Church, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops commissioned studies of the crisis from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. The first study, published in 2004, were extensive and thoroughly documented the cases of abuse by priests with precision; however, while demonstrating clearly that the clergy sexual abuse scandal involved primarily same-sex behavior between priests and post-pubescent males, the researchers found “no connection between homosexual identity and the increased likelihood of subsequent abuse from the data that we have right now.”
Fifty years ago, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency published a celebratory article with the title: “Doors of Ivy League Colleges Reported Wide Open for Jewish Students.” Reporting that in 1967, “40 percent of the students at Columbia and the University of Pennsylvania are now Jewish.
As individuals move away from organized religion, they begin to search elsewhere for meaning in their lives. Some turn to relationships, to work, or to politics. In doing so, they become creatures not of God but of society-politics. One then has the choice to either rule or be ruled, and the stakes can be no higher, because for the secular humanist man is the highest being, and so power among men is the highest good.
As progressive politicians rediscover that envy can be a path to power, they are trying to outdo each other in their promises to punish those they have defined as the “super-rich.” Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has proposed a “wealth tax” on those with over $50 million in assets.
As Anti-Semitism continues to grow unchecked on colleges campuses, and within a small cohort currently serving in the United States Congress, Belgium offers a glimpse into a frightening future for us if the hateful rhetoric is allowed to escalate. During the same week that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) complained about undue Jewish influence in this country and the Jewish “allegiance to a foreign country,” a Carnival parade in the city of Aalst, Belgium on March 3rd, featured anti-Semitic floats with vicious caricatures of stereotypically Jewish figures.
Moving from political obscurity as the gay mayor of South Bend, Indiana, to the media’s flavor-of-the-month Democratic presidential candidate, Mayor Pete Buttigieg announced last week that his campaign has raised over $7 million since launching his exploratory committee in January. “Mayor Pete,” as he has asked his constituents to call him, is the first of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates to reveal his fundraising total since the first quarter ended on March 31.
Emboldened after their victory in passing what Cardinal Dolan has called “ghoulish” legislation aimed at the death of inconvenient pre-born children, New York State’s progressive politicians have already begun their well-funded war on the elderly, the disabled, and the terminally ill as the suicide advocacy group, Compassion & Choices, plans to kick off its 2019 “Medical Aid in Dying Act” campaign this month.
In what is becoming yet another scandal for the Catholic Church, Rhode Island’s governor, Gina Raimondo, joined a growing list of Catholic lawmakers embracing a woman’s access to late-term abortion.