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”Why Buy the Cow When You Get the Milk for Free?”, by Fr. Lawrence Barriger

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Fr. Lawrence BarrigerWhy Buy the Cow When You Get the Milk for Free?

The love of husband and wife is the force that welds society together” (St. John Chrysostom).

“In the current environment, where we are witnessing the collapse of the family, I have encountered many cases of possessed people who, in addition to other sins, were living in irregular marriages” (Fr. Gabriel Amorth, An Exorcist Tells His Story).


One of the most visible signs of the “anti-Christian” and “anti-faith” shift in society has been the widespread acceptance of the practice of men and women living together without the benefit of marriage. Thirty or forty years ago this practice was known by a variety of terms ranging from the elegant, “common law marriage,” to the less than elegant term, “shacking up.”  The people who did this sort of thing usually lived on the wrong side of town and their lack…

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