Sunday, February 1, 2009

Easy Annullments?

by Steve Ray on February 1, 2009

Cardinal Pell backs papal comments opposing easy annulment
In an Australian television interview, Cardinal George Pell of Sidney has strongly backed the statement delivered by Pope Benedict XVI in his annual address to the Roman Rota. Cardinal Pell said that he, like the Pope, sees a grave danger in providing easy annulments for married couples on vague grounds of emotional immaturity. Young people contemplating marriage generally shows signs of their youth, he said. “But because a person is a typical 20 or 21-year-old it’s difficult to see how that would be ground for a declaration that there wasn’t a genuine marriage.”


Super Bowl Rejects ProLife Ad

by Steve Ray on February 1, 2009

David Putman writes, “Please go to this website right now and view the commercial NBC will not air during Sunday’s Super Bowl, yet they are supporting Pedigree’s pet adoption drive.  They also has no problem with the PETA ad even though it is very political. There is major cognitive dissonance contained in this decision as well as within folks’ minds who continue to live their lives in “duh-ville”.

NBC refuses to air pro-life ad for Super Bowl broadcast
The NBC television network has rejected a Catholic group’s bid to air the popular pro-life ad, “Life: Imagine the Potential,” during this Sunday’s Super Bowl broadcast. Network executives explained that their standards bar advertisements involving “political advocacy or issues.” But Brian Burch, president of, the group that produced the ad, noted that NBC has accepted an ad from People for Ethical Treatment of Animals, another advocacy group.

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