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.


Croatian Parliament
Gives Same-Sex Unions
Benefits of Marriage
ZABREB, CROATIA, July 16, 2014  -- Croatia’s parliament has approved legislation that would extend to same-sex unions the same legal rights as those of marriage, except the right to adopt children.


Pope Says
Economy Must Fight
'Throwaway Culture'
ROME, July 15, 2014 -- Pope Francis had lunch with participants in an international economics seminar on Saturday, saying their efforts to bring the human being to the very center of the economy avoids a “throwaway culture.”


Need to Fight Secularism
“Justice is the fruit of faith
... an evangelized culture
will be a just culture.”
                Pope Francis
- Despite the recent Hobby Lobby court victory, Bishop James D. Conley of Lincoln, Neb. stressed the need for Catholics to continue to evangelize and fight against the prevailing culture of secularism.


New Vatican
Theological Document
Explores Sensus Fidei
VATICAN, July 4, 2014 -- The International Theological Commission (ITC) has released a study on the Sensus Fidei in the Life of the Church, exploring the relationship between the sense of the faithful and the guidance of the teaching magisterium.


Archbishop Samual Aquila of Denver teaches on marriageShow Joy of
Christian Family Life
Denver Archbishop Teaches
-- Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver has published a pastoral letter calling on Catholics to live their faith in their families and to renew the role of the family in broader culture.


Archbishop Sample consecrates Portland Church to the Immaculate Heart of Our Lady of Fatima'For the Sake of the Family'
Portland Archdiocese Consecrated
To Our Lady of Fatima
"This consecration is one especially for the sake of the family," said Archbishop Alexander Sample during his homily. "Marriage and family life are in a real crisis. We make this consecration to her to watch over our families and marriages. Families need Our Lady's love and protection."


 Press conference on June 26, 2014 at the Vatican Press Office to release the instrumentum laboris for the upcoming Synod on the Family. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNAVatican Releases Outline for
October Synod on the Family
-- Divided into three parts, the Vatican's newly released outline that will drive discussion during the upcoming synod touches on the nature of families and current challenges they face.


Pope: Jesus Was a Pastor,
Not a 'Moralistic' Power-Seeker
- In his daily homily Pope Francis warned of those who reduce the faith to moralism and ambition, stating that people in Jesus' time followed him because he spoke the truth in a way they understood.


Bishop's Letter on
'Language of Love'
Finds Global Audience

- Nebraska Bishop James D. Conley’s pastoral letter “The Language of Love” has had an international impact in the first three months since it was published.


Vatican Upholds Nature,
Importance of Family in UN Session
VATICAN CITY, June 25, 2014 - During the 26th Session of the U.N.’s Human Rights Council, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi affirmed that the family nourished by the marriage of one man and one woman offers a “dynamic energy” to society.


Archbishop Cordileone’s Talk
At the March for Marriage
WASHINGTON, DC, June 19, 2014 "The question is then: does society need an institution that unites children to the mothers and fathers who bring them into the world, or doesn’t it?"




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