SAN FRANCSICO, November 24, 2014 -- When the extended family gets together for Thanksgiving, conversations can get interesting these days when controversial subjects like marriage or homosexuality come up. With emotions running high, it is very difficult to have rational discussions with people having divergent opinions, and certainly not discussions that will change anyone’s mind. However, evangelization is not about winning arguments, it is about planting seeds of truth and trusting in the Holy Spirit.
The Hidden Consequences:
What Redefining Marriage
SAN FRANCISCO, November 19, 2014 -- Focusing on why same-sex couples should not be permitted to marry distracts people from the real consequences of redefining marriage. It also leads to unnecessary conflict that has no relationship to the real meaning and purpose of marriage and what is really at stake.
-- Children have the right to be raised by a mother and a father, Pope Francis said, emphasizing that “the family is the foundation of co-existence and a remedy against social fragmentation.”editor
Lots of High Fives:
Announcement of Pope's Visit
-- Pope Francis’ official confirmation of a visit to Philadelphia in 2015 has stoked great Catholic enthusiasm and prompted hopes that a papal visit will reinvigorate the archdiocese.
A New Love Language:
Post Synod Conference
Seeks Ways to Communicate
Truth of Marriage- Following the dramatic and media-hyped Extraordinary Synod last month, the Vatican is hosting a colloquium seeking to find “new and creative language to speak to people where they are.”
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.
-- 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.
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.
-- 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.
New Study Shows
Sex Before Marriage
Undermines Marital Happiness
August 21, 2014 -- A stunning new report by the National Marriage Project and analysis by MercatorNet.com's Carolyn Moynihan provides insights into how premarital sex and cohabitation increase the risk of less happy marriages, or not marrying at all.
Virginia Asks Supreme Court
Delay Same-sex Marriages There
- Local Virginia representatives are asking the Supreme Court to uphold the definition of marriage as existing between a man and a woman following a federal Appeals Court’s decision not to postpone same sex marriages in the state.