Posts Tagged ‘Pets’

Can owning a dog make you a better Catholic? Mine did

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

It started out with an inside joke. My spouse and I, with our advanced education in theology and religious studies, discovered that if you replaced “God” with “Dog” in a lot of Bible verses, they became startlingly apt commentary on our lives with our own newly adopted dog. Strangely, the more we found ourselves searching Read more

Millennials are picking pets over people

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Young Americans are less likely to be homeowners, car owners or parents than their predecessors, but they do lead in one category: Pets. Three-fourths of Americans in their 30s have dogs, while 51 percent have cats, according to a survey released by research firm Mintel. That compares to 50 percent of the overall population with dogs, and Read more

Pope: You can’t love your pet and be indifferent to poor

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

People in need deserve more love from us than our pets do, Pope Francis has said. In off-the-cuff remarks on Saturday at St Peter’s Square, he said: “How often do we see people greatly attached to cats, to dogs”, but fail to “help their neighbour, their neighbour who is in need . . . This Read more