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Voted #1 Catholic Press AssociationGetting the Marriage Conversation Right,
a guide for effective dialogue

Finally, an easy to read guide providing
a fresh new look at issues
about marriage and family.

Presented in non-religious
language based on authentic 
Catholic social doctrine and the teaching of Saint John Paul II


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Saving and Promoting Marriage for Our Children and Society
Despite the efforts to defend against the redefinition of marriage across the country, a redefined marriage disconnected from the interest of children and the foundation of the family is increasingly becoming accepted in the minds of many, especially the young.


CCGI Feature Articles for Faith and Formation


New Center for Cultural RenewalFaith, Intellect, Renewal:
Thomas More College Launches
Center to Restore Culture
MANCHESTER, NH, December 5, 2017 -- Seeking the renewal of culture and faith in New England, Thomas More College of Liberal Arts has launched a center that addresses crucial questions for Christians and aims to be a “vigorous public witness to the faith.”


New Climate Commission
Could Advance Human Dignity,
US Bishops Tell Congress
WASHINGTON, DC, September 25, 2017  -- The United States should create a commission to combat the harms of climate change and promote human dignity as a whole, the U.S. bishops said in a letter to Congress.


RAISE Act
Will Weaken Family Bonds

Says U.S. Catholic Bishops Chairman
WASHINGTON August 2, 2017 —The Most Reverend Joe S. Vásquez, Bishop of Austin and Chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Migration, says that the newly proposed RAISE Act would cause our nation to turn its back on those setting out to build better lives, weaken family bonds and impact the nation's ability to respond to those in crisis.  Bishop Vásquez's full statement follows:  


Excerpts from the The Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church on the rights of the Child.

Additional Teaching on Human Rights and the Rights of the Child


Debates on Amoris Laetitia
Will Bear Fruit, 
Says Cardinal Ouellet
TORONTO, August 5, 2016 -- The prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for Bishops believes that the debates generated by the release of Amoris Laetitia will lead to a better understanding of the Catholic approach to marriage.


Fatima Visionary Predicted
'Final Battle'
Would Be Over Marriage, Family

MEXICO CITY, July 8, 2016 -- Sister Lucia dos Santos, one of the three children who witnessed the Marian apparitions at Fatima, died in 2005. But before her death, she predicted that the final battle between Christ and Satan would be over marriage and the family.


Papal Preacher:
Time to Reintroduce Mariage

ROME, March 11, 2016 -- The Preacher of the Pontifical Household, Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap., on Friday preached his fourth Lenten Sermon of 2016 in the presence of the Pope and his associates. 


Rueters Columnist Demonstrates
Universal Application of
Church Social Teaching Principles
June 24, 2015 -- Rueters columnist, Edward Hadas, provides a good discussion of principles of Catholic social teaching, in the context of the Pope's new encyclical, "Laudato Si." As one reads, also consider the debt we have to future children in defending their right to be born into a family with their mothers and fathers united in marriage and the debt to current children and young adults to enable them to discover the truth about love, sexuality, marriage and family. The author demonstrates the universal application of principles of social teaching.


A 'Reality Check' for Ireland's Church 
Marriage Redefinition Vote
Both Challenge and Invitation
ROME, May 25, 2015  -- The Christian message can't be shaken by a national vote, but Ireland’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage is forcing Catholic leaders to rethink how they have been keeping the faith alive among the nation's young people.


As Storm Brews,
San Francisco Archbishop Strikes Back
At School Guideline Critics
SAN FRANCISCO, February 20, 2015 -- Politicians have targeted San Francisco Catholic schools’ teacher standards, but Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone says they are a matter of Catholic mission and common sense.




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