Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Who Is That Valentine Guy, Anyway?

Consecrated bishop of Terni by Pope Victor I c.197. Noted evangelist, miracle worker and healer, he was much loved by his flock. Imprisoned, tortured, and beheaded by order of the prefect Placid Furius during the persecution of Aurelius. He was murdered in secret and at night to avoid riots and revenge by the people of Terni. Some scholars believe that he and Saint Valentine of Rome are the same person.
Source CatholicForum.com

Segment 1 - Gay Marriage Becomes Average Affair
Gay marriage has become so normal in Holland that, like straight marriage, it has lost some of its romance. Jonathan Groubert interviews a very sober Miki, who is about to get married to his Spanish boyfriend, Enrique.
Deutsche Welle has an excellent article on same sex marriage in the Netherlands.

Segment 2 - Berlin: Ossie & Wessie Marriages
Michael Graichen has been snooping into the private lives of the the citys mixed East/West couples and found the devils in the details.

Segment 3 - Is Underage Marriage in Roma Culture or Crime?
Gyula and Marika are a Roma couple who atypically married for love. What makes them near outcasts is their work to end child marriage. Frank Browning reports from Pec, Hungary.
A fascinating article on child marriage amongst the Roma, written from the point of view of a Roma academic. The article is published by the European Roma Rights Center.

Segment 4 - Largest Indian Wedding Fair Outside India
Louise Williams visits a South Asian wedding fair in London.
Here's a link to this year's Asian Wedding Fair in Britian.

Segment 5 - Home of St. Valentine Celebrates
St. Valentine is actually San Valentino, the patron saint of the Italian city of Terni. So, how did St. Valentine become the international symbol for amore?
Dany Mitzman reports….
This official site of Terni and Valentine celebrations.

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4 Comments:

At 9:03 AM, Blogger Borscht said...

JG -- where's the download link for this week?

 
At 6:18 PM, Blogger Jonathan Groubert said...

Whoops! There it is.

 
At 9:32 AM, Blogger Borscht said...

Thanks, JG.

Blogging's interesting like that...it becomes a 'full-bodied' pastime.

Comments coming as soon as I've had a chance to listen. :-)

 
At 3:46 PM, Blogger Jonathan Groubert said...

Hey Adam. Where you at? I didn't mean to scare you off permanently.

 

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