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Faithful Husbands and Fathers. Absent fathers are a sign of one of the deepest problems of today’s society - the weakening of male bonds with the family. Religion is no silver bullet when it comes to addressing this issue, but research by sociology professor W Bradford Wilcox shows that men who go to church are more likely than their secular peers to stick around, and to have children and wives who are happy to have them around. In this interview with MercatorNet, Dr Wilcox discusses the data. If you missed the previous post about these data, please click the title mentioned in the "Related Article."

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Journey to the Center of the Earth.

A film based on the classic Jules Verne novel "Journey to the Center of the Earth," Journey to the Center of the Earth stars Brendan Fraser (Crash, The Mummy) as a science professor whose untraditional hypotheses have made him the laughing stock of the academic community. But on an expedition in Iceland, he and his nephew stumble upon a major discovery that launches them on a thrilling journey deep beneath the Earth's surface, where they travel through never-before-seen worlds and encounter a variety of unusual creatures. Journey to the Center of the Earth is directed by Academy Award-winning visual effects veteran Eric Brevig (Total Recall, Pearl Harbor) from a screenplay by Michael Weiss and Jennifer Flackett & Mark Levin. The film gives importance to male-bonding, family-style.

The Philippines: Provider of Workers to the World. Filipinos are increasingly a global workforce due to the continuing decline of the developed world's population. Has the country benefited from its resistance to pressures from international aid agencies during these past thirty years? The answer is affirmative, according to Linda Valenzona. She is currently the General Manager of the Ayala Multi-purpose Cooperative in Manila.

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Conceptualized: August 15, 2007 (Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary)