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Cronaca di un matrimonio (per me) speciale
Aldo Maria Valli
Hanno tutti e due lavori precari, ma non hanno rinunciato al loro sogno di metter su una famiglia. Che coraggio? Forse sarebbe meglio dire: che fede…

Lunedì 6 dicembre, giorno di san Nicola, vigilia di sant’Ambrogio e antivigilia dell’Immacolata, ho partecipato a un bel matrimonio. Cadeva la neve a Rho, e la sposa sembrava lei stessa un fiocco di neve, però molto sorridente. Venticinque anni lei, ventisei lui. Chiesa addobbata con semplicità. Niente fotografi e cameramen, ma tanti amici e un coro stupendo. Canti partecipati da tutti. Qualche lacrima negli occhi dei genitori. (altro…)

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First, don’t moralise. (…) The point about modern marriage is not the altar: it’s the commitment, the permanence and the recognition. A marriage certificate is the evidence, not the substance. That’s all you need to say. Don’t say a couple who haven’t tied the knot will always be undeserving of a tax break. Say it’s hard to think of a way of arranging it.

Second, avoid so far as possible proposals that can be described as “punishing” children born out of wedlock. For this reason I’m doubtful about the idea of tying the tax break to the production of children, as though the “legitimate” baby comes with a bounty round its neck, while the “illegitimate” child is unrewarded. Steer clear of child-related rewards. (…)

Third (and this pulls in the other direction) find a way to restrict this tax break tightly enough to allow it to be appreciable. For a start, resist the argument that, for equality’s sake, homosexual civil partners should be eligible. Don’t resist this on principle: say it’s a nice idea for the future, (…), but while money’s tight it makes sense to start with the kind of partnership most likely to involve children.  (…)

There will soon be two classes of prospective pensioner: older workers enjoying the generous employers’ pension schemes they’ve paid into, on the terms already contracted; and younger workers to whom only less generous contracts are available. Couldn’t post-2010 marriages, likewise, qualify for different treatment?

From this day forward, reward married couples | Matthew Parris – Times Online.

Matthew Parris – The Times – March 20, 2010

From this day forward, reward married couples

Everyone except a sour minority knows that marriage is good for society. Any gay man will tell you so. (altro…)

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We have created a culture that says sex, marriage and childbearing have no necessary relationship to each other. This culture, like any culture, is made up of the decisions of all of us: the things we choose to do and not do, the justifications we offer for our actions, the things we celebrate and the things we condemn. We have an indirect impact on the culture and therefore on the people around us. Every problem of the poor is exacerbated by the failure of marriage. The “alternatives to marriage” are destroying the culture of the poor.

So I present this challenge to my young friends on campus: “You might get away with participating in social practices that become much more destructive as they trickle down into the lower classes. It is not social justice to claim for yourself the rights to behaviors that you can manage but are a disaster for the less fortunate. Do you want to be part of the solution or part of the problem?”

How Cohabitation Is a Sin Against Social Justice

BY Jennifer Roback Morse – November 15-21, 2009 Issue


As everyone knows, marriage is an outdated, fossilized, oppressive institution that is constantly changing under our feet, evolving into a freer and higher and better form. And if it isn’t morphing into one of its alternatives, we would be better off without it.

As everyone doesn’t know, social science can now show that the “alternatives to marriage” don’t work. A recent news story brought this home in a particularly vivid fashion for that most fashionable of alternatives to marriage: cohabitation. (altro…)

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Credo: We must guard love in this world of easy pleasures -Times Online

Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks – Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth

One day I was called on to officiate at two funerals. The families involved were old friends of ours, but they lived in different parts of London and did not know one another. In both cases, the wife had died after a long and happy marriage. One couple had just celebrated, and the other was just about to celebrate, their diamond wedding.

What was striking was that both husbands said the same thing to me, in virtually identical words: “I loved her as much as the day we first fell in love.” To hear that once, after 60 years of marriage, would have been rare. To hear it twice on the same day seemed like more than mere coincidence. (altro…)

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Al di là delle considerazioni che ne vengono tratte, rimane una segnalazione di un altro esempio del nuovo orizzonte che si sta aprendo e che secolarismo e relativismo non possono risolvere se non in un senso incapace di accogliere le sensibilità etiche e religiose diffuse. page42_blog_entry417_summary_1

PS: rileggendo l’articolo ripenso al fatto che una cosa che noto sempre nel dibattito su Obama e le common ground politics, è che negli USA se si discute di riduzione dell’aborto si raccoglie un ampio consenso tra le parti sul fatto che è un bene ridurre la portata del fenomeno. In Europa questo non mi pare altrettanto chiaro, e non solo su quel tema….

Avvenire 4 Giugno 2009 – di Francesco D`Agostino
Matrimonio gay e obiezione di coscienza in Spagna

Alla richiesta, motivata da ragioni di coscienza, del magistrato di Sagunto PabloDelaRubia Comos di essere sostituito da un collega nell`espletamento delle pratiche inerenti alla celebrazione di un matrimonio gay, il Tribunale supremo spagnolo ha dato una risposta fermamente negativa: il diritto ali obiezione di coscienza non ha rango costituzionale e per sussistere va esplicitamente riconosciuto dalla legge. E nel caso in questione la legge spagnola tace completamente. È evidente (anche se sulle prime può dispiacere) che la risoluzione del Tribunale appare non scorretta, non solo dal punto di vista del diritto spagnolo, ma anche in una più generale prospettiva di teoria generale del diritto. (altro…)

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Quali nuovi problemi comportano le nuove richieste di “diritti civili”? Come possono convivere l’affermazione di alcuni nuovi “diritti civili” con il libero esercizio della religione? Il Pew Forum si interroga sul problema e cita, tra gli esempi, un incidente occorso in Europa. Questo che segue è un estratto dall’articolo apparso sul sito di recente:page42_blog_entry417_summary_1
With New Hampshire considering legislation that would make it the sixth state to legalize same-sex marriage, could religious individuals and institutions that oppose gay marriage be required to recognize or even solemnize these unions? Although churches and other religious organizations, including charities and schools, have typically been exempt from state and local laws prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation, it remains unclear how these religious institutions might be affected by new laws that require equal treatment for same-sex marriages. Indeed, such concerns prompted New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch (D) to say he would sign legislation legalizing gay marriage in that state only if lawmakers add provisions giving religious organizations the right not to recognize such marriages. (altro…)

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Negando, negando, rimane l’evidenza di un archetipo (anche estetico-formale) inamovibile: il matrimonio indissolubile.


L’idea è venuta ad un libraio ispirato dai versi di una canzone di Brassens

A Parigi il non-matrimonio di massa

Montmartre teatro dell’insolita cerinonia: cinquanta coppie si giurano «fidanzamento eterno» davanti al sindaco

PARIGI (Francia) – Non manca nulla perché la cerimonia venga scambiata per un vero matrimonio: pubblico ufficiale, sedie rivestite di velluto rosso, parenti in attesa e coppie emozionate. La formula di rito ha però qualcosa di bizzarro e si conclude con «e io vi dichiaro fidanzati per l’eternità!». (altro…)

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