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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.


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.”


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.


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?"


Pro-marriage Culture
Reduces Inequality,
Professor Says
- 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 Salvatore Cordileone

Teaching on Marriage
Matter of Gospel Witness,
Archbishop Says
NEW ORLEANS, June -- Thanking his brother bishops for their work in supporting marriage around the United States, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone stressed the key role of marriage in spreading the Gospel.


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.




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