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Pope Francis: Divorced, but Not From the Church

Posted April 8th, 2016 at 12:06 pm (UTC-4)
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If people thought the pope might give clear direction for divorced and civilly remarried Roman Catholics seeking communion, they will be disappointed….But what’s really striking about “Amoris Laetitia” is the pope’s recurring focus on the shortcomings of the church in speaking to millions upon millions of Catholics who are not in church itself.

Love is a Battlefield

Posted February 12th, 2016 at 2:33 pm (UTC-4)
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Relationships also reveal the power of sunk costs, or past investments that can’t be recovered. Rationally, we should ignore sunk costs and focus on the future. But instead people tend to double down and invest more to justify their earlier sacrifice….The same danger exists in wartime…

Why Marriage Is Good Economics

Posted November 5th, 2015 at 1:24 pm (UTC-4)
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Exploring the family foundations and the role of changing family structures in influencing these headwinds is key to fostering sustainable growth.