Divorce in the Philippines a matter of faith

October 15, 2014 2 comments

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The Pope’s recent Extraordinary Synod may not relax the ban on divorce that Filipinos currently face. The Philippines is the last major country in the world to prohibit divorce for the majority of its people. So what happens when they fall out of love with each other and want to marry someone else? Thousands of…

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Does Mother know best?

April 29, 2008 3 comments

Matching parents’ wishes with your own evolutionary desires Conflicts between parents and their children about the choice of a partner is a tried-and-tested literary device – from Mrs Bennett’s lamentations about Elizabeth’s refusal to accept Mr Collins’ proposal to Bridget Jones’ indignation at her mother’s attempts at matchmaking. Now it seems we learn the reason…

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