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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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Prayer for the Synod of Bishops on
The Pastoral Challenges of the Family
in the Context of Evangelization


Status of Marriage Laws in the U.S.
Redefined in 19 States + DC
Appeals Pending in 14 More States


We're 'Just Touching the Surface'
Of St John Paul II's Teachings
- St. John Paul II's life and teachings offer a witness to love that is so profound it is only beginning to be be mined for its riches, said the chaplain of the late pope’s national shrine in Washington, D.C.


-- Recovering an understanding of friendship as a vocation could be a way for the Church to help ease spiritual problems of isolation, especially for those who are gay, said one Catholic author who is both lesbian and celibate.


The Gospel of the Family
in the Secularized West
ROME, October 13, 2014 -- That fundamental cell of society which is the family is going through a period of extraordinarily rapid evolution. Premarital relationships are now lived out in the open and divorce is almost normal, often as a result of the breaking of conjugal fidelity. This is pulling us away from the traditional physiognomy of the family, in countries and cultures marked by Christianity.


The Real Dilemma:
Indissolubility or Divorce
ROME, October 13, 2014 -- After the first week of the synod, one thing is clear: the real focus of the discussion is whether or not to admit divorce in Catholic marriage.


Supreme Indecision
About Marriage Redefinition

WASHINGTON, DC, October 10, 2014 -- Following Justice Anthony Kennedy’s stay on a “gay marriage” court decision in Idaho, marriage advocates are imploring the Supreme Court to reject the judicial redefinition of marriage.


Jim and Joy Pinto, "At Home with Jim and Joy" EWTNWatch as Reintroducing Marriage
Continues on EWTN-TV
At Home with Jim and Joy,
October 9, 10, 11, or 12

SAN FRANCISCO, October 6, 2014 --Those who heard Catholics for the Common Good president, Bill May  on Catholic Answers Live  last Friday heard him talk about the need to make a concerted effort to reintroduce what marriage is to the culture in a way that helps people discover its truth and beauty.  On Thursday, October 9 at 2 PM ET (11 AM PT), he will be the guest of EWTN’s premier marriage evangelists, Jim and Joy Pinto on their internationally broadcast television program, At Home with Jim and Joy


Bill May on Catholic Answers Live Radio, Oct 3, 2014
Re-introducing Marriage to the Culture
SAN FRANCISCO, October 2, 2014 -- Please tune in to Catholic ACatholic Answers Live with Tim Staplesnswers Live radio Friday, October 3rd as Bill May discusses the need to reintroduce marriage to the culture with host Tim Staples. It should be a lively discussion as they take calls from people across the country and Internet listeners. Check with your local EWTN affiliate radio station for the local broadcast times or use the links below.


Divorce and Second Marriages.
The compliant “Oikonomia”
Of the Orthodox Churches
ROME, September 26, 2014 (La Chiesa) – Compliant toward the bullying of the civil tribunals date back to the times of the Byzantine empire. The past and present of the matrimonial practice of the Orthodox is described by the an authority in the field, Archbishop Cyril Vasil, secretary of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches. Much confusion is resolved.


The Art of Fraternal Correction
MADISON, WI, September 12, 2014 -- Bishop Robert Morlino of Madison, WI writes a compelling letter to his flock about the delicacies and potential pitfalls related to correcting others in sin. While it is important to do so, the person doing the correcting can easily fall into sin themselves as a result.


-- The U.S. Supreme Court put a hold on same-sex “marriage” licenses in Virginia on Wednesday after a federal appeals court struck down the state’s marriage defense amendment in July.


New Study Shows
Sex Before Marriage
Undermines Marital Happiness
August 21, 2014 -- A stunning new report by the National Marriage Project and analysis by MercatorNet.com's Carolyn Moynihan provides insights into how premarital sex and cohabitation increase the risk of less happy marriages, or not marrying at all.


Virginia Asks Supreme Court
Delay Same-sex Marriages There
- Local Virginia representatives are asking the Supreme Court to uphold the definition of marriage as existing between a man and a woman following a federal Appeals Court’s decision not to postpone same sex marriages in the state.


Preacher of Papal Household
Considers What Revelation
Can Contribute to
Marriage Problems Today
NORFOLK, VA, May 3, 2013 -- A talk given by the preacher of the Pontifical Household at the Awakening the Domestic Church conference provides a wonderful theological reflection on marriage. It includes historical notes on marriage in the Roman Empire and in the fledgling Christian community, as well as profound theological reflection on the various facets of marriage as understood through the lens of revelation.




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