Glendon- Mary Ann Glendon, the former U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, believes that the 2012 presidential election will be a historic crossroads for the United States.


conventionAt Convention, Ryan Urges Economic Changes to Decrease Poverty
- In an Aug. 29 speech at the Republican National Convention, Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) called for fiscal responsibility as a key part of a moral response to the needs of the poor and unemployed.


CCG Leadership Summit Trains Cultural Evangelists
LOS ANGELES, August 22, 2012 -- The CCG Leadership Summit for the Evangelization of Culture for Marriage and Family was held on August 4-5, 2012 at St. Jerome Parish in Los Angeles, CA.  The focus of this gathering was to prepare county Network for Action leaders for speaking in parishes, legislative visits, and recruiting additional members for local teams.


Auxiliary Bishop MadisonUS Bishops Say Muslims, Catholics Share Religious Freedom Concerns
-- In a statement of support and friendship toward the Muslim community, the U.S. bishops' ecumenical committee leader encouraged trust and collaboration between the two faiths, especially in the task of defending religious freedom in the public square.


Diocese of Madison, Wis.Paul Ryan's Bishop Defends Him Amid Attacks on His Application of Church Teaching
MADISON, WIS., August 15 -- Earlier this year, when Georgetown University announced that Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-Wis.), the chairman of the House Budget Committee, would defend his budget in a public address, almost 90 faculty members at the Jesuit institution publicly denounced his interpretation of Church doctrine.


March for Life

Pro-life community grieves death of Nellie Gray, founder of March for Life
WASHINGTON D.C., August 14 -- Pro-life leaders across the country are mourning the death of Nellie Gray, the woman who founded the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. to commemorate each January the legalization of abortion.


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Unprecedented Attack on Parental Rights
 Another Assault on Religious Liberty
Call Assembly Members TODAY
Ask Them to Vote “NO” on SB 1172
SAN FRANCISCO, August 13, 2012 -- How far are we willing to see parental rights erode in California? That is a critical question in light of the recent success of SB 1172, the contentious bill banning licensed therapists from providing therapy for children with same-sex attraction or gender confusion that does not affirm the behavior. This bill robs parents of their rights and obligations to seek the good for their children and act in their best interest.


Federal Court Upholds Marriage in Hawaii
HONOLULU, August 8, 2012 — A federal court Wednesday upheld Hawaii’s definition of marriage as one man and one woman. The court rejected a lawsuit that sought to tear down the state’s law defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman and Hawaii’s constitutional amendment that gives the legislature the power to maintain the timeless definition.


What is the New Evangelization and what does it mean for the Church?
SYDNEY, Australia, August 9, 2012 -- The new evangelization is a challenge. In fact, it is a great challenge that the Church accepts in order to confirm once more the presence of the Risen Christ, who guides her through history.


Romney Ad Accuses Obama of
'War on Religion'

BOSTON, Mass., Aug 9, 2012 -- The campaign of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has released an ad accusing President Obama of declaring “war on religion” by supporting the controversial HHS mandate.


Cardinal Dolan speaks about marriage at Knights of Columbus convention

Cardinal Dolan: Strong Marriages Critical for Healthy Society- Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York called for renewed efforts to build strong marriages, which he said serve as the foundation for a healthy society and a witness of God's love.


CCG Partners with Diocese of Oakland
Certification Class Offered:

"Love, Sex, and the Mystery of the Human Person"
SAN FRANCISCO, August 8, 2012 -- Catholics for the Common Good is excited to announce a new course for certification with the Oakland Diocesan St. Francis de Sales School for Pastoral Ministry. Sessions begin Saturday, August 11. There is still time to register and join the class!


California Legislature's Attack on
Parents' and Children's Rights
WASHINGTON, DC, August 2, 2012 -- “As of today, it is legal in California to give hormone blockers to an 11 year-old boy in order to delay the onset of puberty, but it could soon be illegal for a 17 year-old with unwanted same-sex attractions to receive professional counseling, even with parental consent.” Now, California Senator Ted Lieu, has removed any doubt as to why he introduced Senate Bill 1172: “The attack on parental rights is exactly the whole point of the bill because we don’t want to let parents harm their children.”


New Evangelization:
Returning to First Love
VATICAN, July 28, 2012 --The new evangelization does not consist in proclaiming a new message different from the one that has always existed, nor in merely using new strategies or boisterous methods to attract people. It is in fact a question of returning to the “first love” mentioned to us in the Book of Revelation when the Church of Ephesus is reproached. The new evangelization must be geared to ensuring that the men and women of this secularized society return to living their happiness in the presence and closeness of God's love in their lives. It is a matter of returning to the freshness of the Gospel, of letting themselves be filled with surprise and wonder by the word of Jesus himself, as happened when he began his public life and the people who heard him asked themselves “What is this? A new teaching!”, and were surprised at Jesus' actions (cf. Mk 1:267).


New San Francisco Archbishop
Vows to Support Marriage, Immigrants

Archbishop Cordileone-- Shortly after his appointment to lead the Archdiocese of San Francisco was announced, Archbishop-designate Salvatore J. Cordileone committed to defend marriage and serve the needy, particularly immigrants, in his new position.




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