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.
Pope Francis Hails Motherhood
'Antidote to Individualism'
-- During his general audience Pope Francis lamented how mothers are often under-appreciated in their family role, and said they are key players in fighting against an individualistic, self-centered society.
Church Must Recognize
Injustice of Donor Conception
For Children Who Suffer
SAN FRANCISCO, December 29, 2014 -- The suffering and privation experienced by donor conceived people must be acknowledge by the Church, so argues Christopher White of the Center for Bioethics and Culture Network. One of the flaws of the Synod on marriage and the family was that children and their right to know and be known by their own mother and father was omitted from the discussion.
Only 46% of US Children
Now Living with Their
WASHINGTON, DC, December 23, 2014 -- A minority of children in the US today are living with their married parents, a new study by the Pew Research Center has found.
Pope: Mary and Joseph
Exemplify Mission, Vocation
Of Family Life
-- Pope Francis spoke today about Jesus’ choice to be born into a family, saying that it shows the importance of the vocation, which Mary and Joseph epitomized through their everyday holiness.
Mourning the Death of
Key CCGI Theological Advisor
SAN FRANCISCO, December 15, 2014 -- I am so sorry to announce that our dear friend and theological advisor, William E. May passed away Saturday morning, December 13. His work and consultations were foundational to development of the Catholics for the Common Good strategy for evangelization of culture for marriage. He was the Michael J. McGivney Emeritus Professor of Moral Theology at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family.
SAN FRANCSICO, November 24, 2014 -- When the extended family gets together for Thanksgiving, conversations can get interesting these days when controversial subjects like marriage or homosexuality come up. With emotions running high, it is very difficult to have rational discussions with people having divergent opinions, and certainly not discussions that will change anyone’s mind. However, evangelization is not about winning arguments, it is about planting seeds of truth and trusting in the Holy Spirit.
Pope Tells 'Haggard' Europe:
Key to Renewal
- Pope Francis’ address to the European Parliament touched on a variety of issues, all of which, he said, ought to promote the “centrality” of the human person so that a true cultural renewal can be attained.
The Hidden Consequences:
What Redefining Marriage
SAN FRANCISCO, November 19, 2014 -- Focusing on why same-sex couples should not be permitted to marry distracts people from the real consequences of redefining marriage. It also leads to unnecessary conflict that has no relationship to the real meaning and purpose of marriage and what is really at stake.
-- Children have the right to be raised by a mother and a father, Pope Francis said, emphasizing that “the family is the foundation of co-existence and a remedy against social fragmentation.”editor
Lots of High Fives:
Announcement of Pope's Visit
-- Pope Francis’ official confirmation of a visit to Philadelphia in 2015 has stoked great Catholic enthusiasm and prompted hopes that a papal visit will reinvigorate the archdiocese.
A New Love Language:
Post Synod Conference
Seeks Ways to Communicate
Truth of Marriage- Following the dramatic and media-hyped Extraordinary Synod last month, the Vatican is hosting a colloquium seeking to find “new and creative language to speak to people where they are.”