Most Synod Fathers
Seemed Unaware of the
Serious Risks of Cohabitation
PHILDELPHIA, November 10, 2014 -- The work of the Synod on the Family would be helped by a greater knowledge of psychological science with respect to vital issues affecting the Catholic family, including cohabitation, divorce, the resolution of marital conflicts, and homosexuality. Cohabitation will be the focus of this article.
How Can the Pope
Be Defined as "Reckless"?
SAN FRANCISCO, November 3, 2014 -- Recently, during an audience about marriage and family with 7,500 members of an Marian apostolate, the Holy Father fielded a question about how he could be defined as “reckless” by some people. The media has been having a field day spinning comments he has made to cause tremendous confusion. How he answered the question provides sage wisdom for all Christians.
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.
In Passionate Ruling,
Federal Judge Upholds
Puerto Rico’s Marriage Protection Law
SAN JUAN, PR, October 22, 2014 -- In a rare court victory for supporters of true marriage, a U.S. District Judge this week upheld the legality of Puerto Rico’s marriage protection law, which defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman.
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.
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.
Watch 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 Answers 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.