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A First Step for
Taking Back Marriage:
Literature Distribution

If you are feeling powerless and frustrated by the courts overruling voters’ right to define marriage and the increasing refusal for elected officials to defend or enforce marriage laws, there is action you can take today to start the effort to reverse this trend.

The first pamphlet in this educational series was written at the request of the USCCB Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities. It is designed to help the laity explain what marriage is and answer tough questions that are being raised by children, other family members, co-workers and friends. Read more



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For Pope Francis,
Faith is a Criterion in
Investigating a Marriage's Validity
-- In investigating the validity of a marriage, ecclesial judges should consider whether the decision to marry was made in the context of values and faith, Pope Francis said on Friday.


Confession Isn't the 'Dry-cleaners'
It's an Embrace from God
-- Pope Francis said that confessing our sins isn't a “mechanical” procedure like getting a stained removed but rather a joyful embrace from God, who forgives everything from a heart that's repentant.


 8.9K71 Pope Francis. Credit: Stephen Driscoll / CNA. Pope Francis. Credit: Stephen Driscoll / CNAPope Says:
Want Christian Unity?
Deepen Your Own Conversion
- Pope Francis told a group of religious men and women that they are the forerunners in working towards Christian unity, which is something that first requires personal conversion, holiness and prayer.


Archbishop Giovanni Becciu, substitute of the Secretariat of State, speaks with journalists aboard the papal flight to Colombo, Jan. 12, 2015. Credit: Alan Holdren/CNA.Pope Francis Surprised 
By Misunderstanding of
His Words on Family- Pope Francis was surprised that his words on responsible parenthood were not widely taken in the sense that he intended them, a Vatican official related in an interview on Thursday.


Evangelizing the Culture
for Marriage and Family on EWTN

"Evangelizing the Culture for Marriage and Family" on EWTNEWTN, the Apostolate for Family Consecration, and Catholics for the Common Good Institute have partnered with a six-part mini-series, Evangelizing the Culture for Marriage and Family that begins January 12 on EWTN. It marks the commencement of a new “Marriage Reality Movement” (TakeBackMarriage.org).


Choosing Ideology Over Life:
Children Latest Pawns in
Battle to Redefine Marriage
SAN FRANCISCO, Reposted Thursday, January 22, 2015 -- A recent article published by Reuters reported that lawyers intent on persuading courts to redefine marriage are employing a new strategy: recruiting same-sex couples with children to provide emotionally charged testimony in favor of recognizing their relationships as legal marriages.


Pope: 'Responsible Parenthood'
Doesn't Mean Birth Control- Pope Francis backed Blessed Paul VI's teaching against birth control and urged openness to life, but reminded couples that “responsible parenthood” does not require them “to be like rabbits” in order to be good Catholics.


Pope Francis on plane returning to Rome from the Philipines - ideological colonialismKids In Poor Countries Suffer
When West Pushes Sex Agenda,
Pope Says
- Pope Francis cautioned on Monday that gender ideologies from the wealthy western world are being imposed on developing nations by tying them to foreign aid and education, in a form of "ideological colonization."


What Threatens Families?
Redefining Marriage, Pope Says
-- Warning that “every threat to the family is a threat to society itself,” Pope Francis called on the people of the Philippines to be a prophetic witness in a world facing attacks on marriage and life.


Redefining Marriage is
'Ideological Colonization,'
Says Vatican Spokesman
- Remarking on Pope Francis' strong words against the threats which “ideological colonization” poses to the family, the Vatican's spokesman told journalists Friday that same-sex marriage falls within this category.


Paul VI Was Right
To Warn Against Contraception,
Pope Francis Says
-- Pope Francis took the opportunity during an address to families in the Philippines to praise Blessed Pope Paul VI’s encyclical opposing contraception and affirming Church teaching on sexuality and human life.


"The Day We Have Been Waiting For"
U.S. Supreme Court Takes Marriage Case
SAN FRANCSICO, January 16, 2015 -- "This is the day we have been waiting for – when the US Supreme Court will finally give the voters their day in court about their right to preserve marriage between a man and a woman as the only civil institution that specifically unites kids with their moms and dads.


Television Series Teaches
Truth about Marriage
CCG Launches New Movement
To Take Back Marriage

SAN FRANCISCO, January 13, 2015 -- Addressing a culture that has forgotten the true meaning of marriage, Catholics for the Common Good has partnered with the Apostolate for Family Consecration to produce a new television series that debuted on EWTN January 12.  The series, Evangelizing the Culture for Marriage and Family, also marks the soft launch of a new CCG led movement to rebuild a culture of marriage and family. The Marriage Reality Movement, a coalition of people seeking to restore a culture in which it is the norm for men and women to marry before having children. Viewers of the series can become part of the movement by signing up at takebackmarriage.org.


-- With a style that meets the need for a new missionary zeal, Pope Francis is representative of the new evangelization, says one theologian and guest speaker for the upcoming annual gathering of Ratzinger's former students.




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