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It’s easy to forget how recently television was a straights-only domain

By Martin Zeller-Jacques, Queen Margaret University Modern Family, ABC’s sitcom juggernaut, is adept at capturing the zeitgeist without ruffling too many feathers. Unashamedly conservative in its family-sitcom structure, it also excels at moments of quiet radicalism as it pursues its project of redefining (or perhaps simply reflecting) what families in…

Pope Francis calls special synod on the modern family

Pope Francis has called an extraordinary assembly of the Synod of Bishops next year to discuss the Church’s position with regard to the family, Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said Tuesday. Due to be held from October 5 to 19, 2014, the synod, or council, entitled “The Pastoral Challenges of the…