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.
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.
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.
The Evolution of a Legal Eagle
The Lawyer who Defended Prop 8
Has Changed His Mind. Why?
SAN FRANCISCO, May 15, 2014 -- In 2009, California’s Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment restricting marriage to one man and woman, was challenged in the US District Court for the Northern District of California before Judge Vaughn Walker. Since the State Attorney-General and the Governor had refused to defend their State’s own constitution, other groups stepped in. They hired attorney Charles Cooper to plead their case.
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!’”
Catholic Witness in a
Nation Divided 2013
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.
Ignoring an Inequality Culprit:
NEW YORK, April 20, 2014 -- Suppose a scientific conference on cancer prevention never addressed smoking, on the grounds that in a free society you can't change private behavior, and anyway, maybe the statistical relationships between smoking and cancer are really caused by some other third variable. Wouldn't some suspect that the scientists who raised these claims were driven by something—ideology, tobacco money—other than science?
University Official Loses Lawsuit
Demoted for Signing
Marriage Protection Ballot Petition
WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2014 (CWN) --A federal district court judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Angela McCaskill, Gallaudet University’s former chief diversity officer, who was demoted after a colleague discovered she had signed a petition in favor of a Maryland marriage ballot initiative.
-- Several hundred delegates of the Nevada Republican Party approved a party platform Saturday that lacks a pro-life plank and drops support for the definition of marriage as a union of one man and one woman.
Italian Court Overturns
Law Against Donated Sperm, Eggs
ROME, April 10, 2014 -- Italy’s Constitutional Court has overturned a law that prohibited a ban on the use of donated sperm and eggs for human reproduction.
Responding to the Outrage in Michigan
Don’t Get Frustrated – Instead Take Action
Promote the Truth about Marriage
SAN FRANCISCO, March 27,2014 -- On Friday, Michigan became another state where marriage has been redefined when a federal district court judge overturned the state’s marriage protection constitutional amendment. Scores of same-sex couples married on Saturday before the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a stay at the request of Bill Schuette, the Michigan Attorney General. On Tuesday, the Appeals Court announced that the stay would remain in effect pending appeal.
Fertility Treatments Succeed
Without Assisted Reproduction
-- A doctor in Italy has seen great success in helping couples conceive by examining their overall health and treating underlying causes of infertility, without artificial reproduction technologies.
- Concerned about the effects of a new technology that involves three parents providing genetic information to create a child, experts are cautioning against opening up the technology to human clinical trials.