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?"
- Church support for marriage among poor and middle class Americans can play a key role in combating income inequality and providing a good environment for children, a sociologist told the U.S. bishops.
Archbishop Cordileone Counters
March for Marriage Critics
Marriage and Social Justice
SAN FRANCISCO, June 12, 2014 If you knew that Catholics for the Common Good was based in California and you noticed on its website a box with the words “Same-Sex Marriage” crossed out in a red circle—and the words “The wrong issue” above that, you might think this was some kind of “Left Coast” initiative, heavy on Catholic “social justice” and light on life, marriage, and family issues.
What Jesus Said
WASHINGTON, DC, June 11, 2014 -- Pope Francis concluded his homily during the Canonization Mass of Sts. John XXIII and John Paul II by invoking the intercession of the two new saints as the Church journeys towards the upcoming Synod on the Family. He finished his homily with the beautiful words, “May both of them teach us not to be scandalized by the wounds of Christ and to enter ever more deeply into the mystery of divine mercy, which always hopes and always forgives, because it always loves.”
Leader's Action Inspires
Parish-Wide Marriage Study
CHULA VISTA CA, June 6, 2014 - When Catholics for the Common Good County Co-Chair Michael Brault approached Father Luke Jauregui, pastor of St. Pius X Parish in Chula Vista, CA about organizing a study program on the defense and promotion of the true meaning of marriage during Lent, he jumped at the opportunity. At weekend Masses before Ash Wednesday he made an appeal to his parishioners, asking them to join a study group centered on Catholics for the Common Good's book "Getting the Marriage Conversation Right." A total of 80 parishioners signed up to participate in one of 6 English or Spanish groups that met weekly. Two of the groups were led by Father Jauregui himself.
Love That Imitates Christ,
-- In his June 2 homily, Pope Francis addressed married couples in the Vatican, pointing to fidelity, perseverance, and fruitfulness as the three characteristics of authentic Christian love.
Husband of Condemned
-- The husband of Meriam Ibrahim, a Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to death for allegedly abandoning Islam, says his wife is standing by her faith despite possible execution.
Lawyer: Colo. Baker
Forced to Choose
Between Faith, Work
-- A commission’s ruling that Colorado baker Jack Phillips must bake same-sex “wedding” cakes forces him to choose between violating his conscience and supporting his family, the baker’s lawyer said.
Family Cannot Be Done Away With,
Archbishop Tells UN
-- The family has a “unique character” that makes it a , the head of the Pontifical Council for the Family, told the United Nations.
If We Do Nothing,
They Will Clone
SAN FRANCISCO, May 19, 2014 -- Human cloning is here. After years of effort, scientists manufactured human life using the same process that created Dolly the sheep. There is no way around it: The age of human cloning is here—unless we act now to prevent it.
Bill May Presents Vision for
New Marriage Movement to
National Catholic Leaders
BIRMINGHAM, AL, May 13, 2014 – Catholics for the Common Good (CCGI) President, William B. May, presented a vision for a new, positive marriage movement during an address at the national Catholic Leadership Conference in Birmingham, Alabama on May 2. Remembering the recent canonization of St John Paul II, May said, “We need to follow the advice that he gave to Solidarity in Poland and the approach he used that led to the downfall of communism. ‘Let your work serve human dignity, let it elevate man, let it elevate families, let it elevate whole peoples!’”
Restoring Respect for the Conjugal Act
Is ‘Essential’ to Future of West
VATICAN CITY, May 3, 2014 – Cardinal Raymond Burke, one of America’s leading prelates, urged pro-life citizens and leaders to promote respect for the sexual act at an international pro-life conference in Rome Saturday.
Teaching on Marriage
Must Be Rooted in Christ -- As the Synod of Bishops on the Family draws closer, Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver has offered a reflection for his brother bishops on the pastoral issue of proclaiming “the gospel marriage” of Christ to the world.
Legal Groups Offer
Free Analysis in Wake of
Mozilla Head's Resignation
- After the resignation of a Silicon Valley CEO following an uproar over his defense of marriage, two firms are providing free legal analysis to anyone suffering at work for opposing a redefinition of marriage.