Category Archives: Parenthood
by the CUA Anscombe Society Officer Team Two weeks ago the CUA Anscombe Society co-hosted a lecture with Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse. The subject of Dr. Morse’s lecture was “Does Homoeconomicus Have Attachment Disorder?” In her lecture, Dr. Morse spoke … Continue reading
By Greta Haussmann The CUA Anscombe Society recently hosted a movie screening of Eggsploitation, which was followed by a discussion with Christopher White from the Center for Bioethics and Culture. Eggsploitation is a documentary that was produced by the Center … Continue reading
It’s our great privilege to share these reflections on LFN’s 2013 conference from one of our guest speakers, Alana Newman, founder of the Anonymous Us Project. Video recording of her talk will be available soon on our website. Thanks, Alana, … Continue reading
By Cassandra Hough Last week, discussion of a new phobia made waves on the social media circuit: fecundophobia. Mollie Hemmingway, writing for The Federalist, explained that “fecundophobia” is the growing fear of children and fertile women. She sites ample evidence … Continue reading
Editor’s note: The following is the second of a two-part interview with a former student in the University of Pittsburgh’s Anscombe Society, Gabriel Xavier. The first installment focused on memories of his time at Pitt. In this installment he focuses … Continue reading
“Men are pigs.” “Men just use women.” “All men care about is beer and sports.” These phrases and others can be found cluttering the pages of Glamour and Cosmo or typed as the header on young singles’ blogs. It appears … Continue reading
As a society, we are confused. Motherhood is detested. Motherhood is seen as an independent woman being stripped of her individuality and forced to breed, barefoot and pregnant trapped in a kitchen. How wrong is that image! Motherhood happens when an independent woman lovingly serves her fellow beings by raising the generations of people who will raise the banner of goodness and liberty in our nation.
An increasing number of young Americans who have completed high school but not college are having children in fragile cohabiting relationships instead of within marriage. Even those who are married face a high divorce rate, being more than twice as likely to divorce in the first ten years of marriage as their college-educated peers. As Wilcox and Cherlin state in their paper, “The nation’s retreat from marriage, which started in low-income communities in the 1960s and 1970s, has now moved into Middle America”.
Fathers bring distinctive talents to the parenting enterprise. The work of psychologist Ross Parke, for instance, indicates that fathers are more likely than mothers to engage their children in vigorous physical play (e.g., roughhousing), to challenge their children — including their daughters — to embrace life’s challenges, and to be firm disciplinarians. Not surprisingly, children benefit from being exposed to the distinctive paternal style.
A claim recently made in a premier family science journal raised a question that likely would have shocked previous generations: “Does having a mother really matter?” The claim was based on the premise that mothers do not provide anything particularly … Continue reading