Where We Go From Here
“The Time for Defending Marriage is Over”
San Francisco, CA, June 22, 2015 – The Supreme Court ruled today that citizens have no right to define marriage exclusively as between a man and a woman. This effectively redefines marriage across the United States as an adult institution separated from the rights of children. Regardless of the court’s decision, it is clear that marriage has already been redefined in the minds of a majority of Americans for some time, and that, according to Catholics for the Common Good Institute, is where we must now focus our energies to effectively take back marriage.
Rueters Columnist Demonstrates
Universal Application of
Church Social Teaching Principles
June 24, 2015 -- Rueters columnist, Edward Hadas, provides a good discussion of principles of Catholic social teaching, in the context of the Pope's new encyclical, "Laudato Si." As one reads, also consider the debt we have to future children in defending their right to be born into a family with their mothers and fathers united in marriage and the debt to current children and young adults to enable them to discover the truth about love, sexuality, marriage and family. The author demonstrates the universal application of principles of social teaching.
Dorothy Day Had Nothing to Say
To This Theologian –
or So He Thought
FORT WAYNE, IN., June 20, 2015 -- Ever since entering the Church 27 years ago, theologian Lance Richey had always known about the Catholic social activist Dorothy Day in passing.
The First Encyclical
Wholly From Francis
VATICAN, June 19, 2015 -- 'Laudato si' is not only an example of the Magisterium's social teaching: it also represents the birth of a new literary genre among papal documents.
Give Strong Support For The
‘First Amendment Defense Act’
WASHINGTON, DC June 19, 2015 —Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, and Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, gave their strong support for the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA), which is a federal non-discrimination act.
Ahead of Supreme Court Marriage Decision
States Act to Protect Religious Freedom
WASHINGTON, DC, June 16, 2015 -- As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to deliver a ruling that could lead to sweeping changes in the definition of marriage nationwide, two states have enacted new legal protections for those with religious objections to recognizing same-sex ‘marriages.’
The Pope's Take on
Accept the Body God Gave You
VATICAN, June 18, 2015 -- Pope Francis' new encyclical on the environment calls for men and women to acknowledge their bodies as a gift from God which should not be manipulated.
Cardinal: Divorced, Remarried Catholics
Need Support for Conversion,
Not Changes on Communion
VATICAN, June 11, 2015 -- Catholics who have divorced and remarried need help for the “difficult climb” of conversion and spiritual growth, not a change in Church practice on the reception of Holy Communion, a prominent cardinal said.
Polish, Eastern Catholic Bishops
Stand Firm on
Pastoral Care for Families
ROME, Jun 9, 2015 -- During recent meetings which were held separately, both the Polish bishops and the Eastern Catholic bishops from Europe have discussed the family in view of the upcoming Synod on the Family, and are likely to uphold Catholic pastoral care for families.
Practice What We Celebrate
VATICAN, June 7, 2015 -- In his Angelus address on Sunday, Pope Francis focused on the recent feast of Corpus Christi, saying the Eucharist is a “school of solidarity and charity,” which inspires us to care for the most vulnerable.
Running Toward Fulfillment
CCGI Advisor Discusses New Book
STEUBENVILLE, OH, June 7, 2015 -- Catholic author and counselor Gregory Popcak’s new book, Broken Gods: Hope, Healing and the 7 Longings of the Human Heart, probes into the deepest and even darkest desires of the human heart, unveiling what God wants us to know about our ultimate destiny and revealing a commonsense approach to fulfilling our true purpose in life.
“Don’t Mess with Marriage”
New Pastoral Letter
SYDNEY, May 28, 2015 -- As the debate about ‘same-sex marriage’ gains momentum nationally, the Australian Catholic Bishops believe it is important to highlight the meaning of marriage.
How the Supreme Court's
Helps Faith in the Workplace
WASHINGTON, DC, Jun 3, 2015 -- Many religious believers will benefit from the Supreme Court’s Monday decision that a clothing store wrongly discriminated against a prospective employee whose Muslim beliefs required her to wear a hijab, one legal expert has said.
NEW Karol Wojtyla's
LOVE AND RESPONSIBILITY:
This book, published in Polish in 1960 and in English in 1981, is a magnificent work, philosophical in nature, on the human person, human sexuality, love, and marriage. It is, however, a somewhat difficult book to read, posing many challenges to the reader. I believe that I have now read it at least 30 times and each time I learn something new.
Christ Didn't Change His Words,
and Neither Should the Church
WASHINGTON, DC, May 27, 2015 -- It is not discrimination for a Catholic to publicly profess his faith, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington insisted Sunday in a pastoral letter on “Being Catholic Today.”