European Court:
No 'Human Right'
For Same-sex Couples to Marry
STRASBOURG, FRANCE, July 25, 2014 -- The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that member nations are not required to “grant access to marriage to same-sex couples,” in a complicated case involving a transgendered individual.


 Watch "Getting the Marriage Conversation Right"
on EWTN Bookmark Now!
IRONDALE, AL, August 1, 2014 --  Is the redefining of marriage to permit same-sex couples to marry a good idea? Catholics for the Common Good's Bill May joined Doug Keck to discuss the answer to this all-important question, and the consequences of not recognizing, protecting, and promoting the family as the divine institution God intends it to be.

Gender Gap in CollegesGender Gaps in College
Linked to Divorce Rates
ROCKFORD, IL, July 25, 2014 -- While research has told us that the prevalence of divorce in our society can account for the gender gap within higher education, a recent article in The Huffington Post sheds more light on what the exact causal relation might be.  It may not just be the possibility of divorce, itself, that has such an impact on both female and male adolescents, but rather the lack of father involvement in the lives of male children.


Federal Judge Strikes Down
CO Marriage Defense Amendment


The beauty of classical art - The death of Socreties.Openness to Beauty
Leads Soul to God,
Says Catholic Thinker
-- The senses are the “road to God”, who speaks to us through beauty, said Bill Donaghy, who holds a master's in systematic theology, at the recent Theology of the Body Congress held in Philadelphia.


Fight the New Drug - PornographyPornography Recovery Program
Helps 'Fight the New Drug'-- The co-founder and executive director of an organization that fights pornography addiction among youth says he sees a need to continue raising awareness about the harmful effects of porn.


LegatusSupporting Marriage and
Keeping Your Job

CCG Provides Advice
to Legatus Members

SAN FRANCISCO, July 24, 2014 -- CCG’s Chairman Margot Kyd and President Bill May were recently asked to provide advice to Catholic business leaders on how to handle the marriage issue in the work place in the July issue of Legatus Magazine. Legatus is a membership organization for top-ranked Catholic business leaders in North America.


DC Think-tank Finds
Mixed Trends Regarding
American Culture, Family Life
WASHINGTON, DC, July 23, 2014-- (CWN) A new study by the Heritage Foundation finds hopeful trends in some American cultural indicators, but discouraging news on other fronts.


Franciscan University Professor
Uses CCG Book for Class
College Students Literally

Getting the Marriage Conversation Right
STEUBENVILLE, OH, July 22, 2014 -- Dr. Gregory Popcak, Franciscan University Sociology Professor, recently mentioned in a radio interview that he uses Getting the Marriage Conversation Right in his "Christianity and Society" class. He says the effect of the book on his students is profound. “I could see light bulbs go [on] over the kid’s heads and suddenly they understood that [protection of marriage] wasn’t about being mean. This is really about making sure children have a mother and a father and why that’s really important.”


Synod’s Working Document Cites
Need to Educate Faithful and Clergy
VATICAN, July 8, 2014 --The Synod of Bishops’ June 27 instrumentum laboris (working document) for the upcoming Synod on Marriage and the Family contained no doctrinal surprises, but it noted that neither the faithful nor the Church’s ministers are fully aware of the teaching of the Church.


Parable of the Wheat and the Tares
Offers Insights for Cultural Evangelists
VATICAN, July 20, 2014 -- Pope Francis reflected on the parable of wheat and the tares during his July 20 Sunday Angelus address.His catechesis offered a continuation of insights that are particularly important for those seeking to evangelize the culture for marriage and family.


Archbishop Cordileone to Priests:
Preaching About Reality of Marriage
Essential to Evangelization and Church's Future
HANCEVILLE, AL, July 11, 2014 -- Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone gave a stunning address admonishing priests to preach about marriage often. Unless the true understanding of marriage is restored, the concept of God as Father and the nuptial relationship between Christ and the Church will no longer make sense. It will make evangelization difficult if not impossible.


Papua New Guineans celebrating Blessed Peter To Rot day_in_Sydney Credit Fr Tomas McDonough CNA_7_14_14.jpg 

Blessed Peter To Rot:
Pray for the Protection of Marriage- The Papua New Guinean community in Sydney celebrated recently the feast day of Bl. Peter To Rot, himself a Papuan who was martyred during World War II for his defence of marriage.


John Paul II Taught
That 'The Body Matters'
Priest Says
-- Saint John Paul II's teaching on love and sexuality shows the dignity of the human body and how concrete acts of mercy are demanded of all of us, says priest and author Father Michael Gaitley.




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