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Pope Francis' Principles
for Cultural Change


Bishops Lament Federal 'Disregard'
for State Marriage Laws
-- As the U.S. bishops lamented federal agencies’ decisions to ignore state marriage laws, Attorney General Eric Holder has said the federal government will recognize the “gay marriages” briefly contracted in Utah.


-- A new survey shows an increase in likely U.S. voters who see marriage as a religious institution, with a majority now holding this view.


Pope FrancisVatican Spokesman:
Media Manipulated
Pope's Family Comments
VATICAN, January 7, 2014 -- The Vatican's spokesman says some coverage of Pope Francis’ comment about a child of a same-sex couple is “forced” and a “manipulation” of his primary concern about evangelizing in new cultural environments.


An undated photo provided by the McMath family and Omari Sealey shows Jahi McMath.

Remember the Humanity
of Jahi McMath

PHILADELPHIA, PA, January 7, 2014 -- As in the case of Terri Schiavo, people with severe brain injuries are treated like second class citizens, often being denied the treatment, care, and love that their humanity demands. Here is a perspective from Bobby Schindler, brother of Terry Schiavo and Mark Mostert a member of the board of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network.


Catholic Bioethicist Advises Caution
In Jahi McMath Case
-- The “tragic” case of teenage girl Jahi McMath – now at the center of a legal controversy over brain death – shows the need to determine the facts before making ethical conclusions, says a bioethicist.

Marriage hints and tips Hints and tips for dialogue about Marriage
with family and friends

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CA Secretary of State Told to
Count Voter Signatures
SAN FRANCISCO, January 2, 2013 -- Privacy for All Students reported that a Sacramento Superior Court judge, in a strongly worded tentative ruling, directed the California Secretary of State to count petitions submitted in two northern California counties for a referendum effort to nullify AB 1266, California's co-ed bathroom law. The signature gathering campaign to reverse the law had to go to court, because the Secretary of State had refused to count signatures from Tulare and Mono counties.



Hablemos Claro del Matrimonio, Una Guía Para un Dialogo Efectivo

Hablemos Claro del Matrimonio,
Una Guía Para un Dialogo Efectivo
Hablemos Claro del Matrimonio, Una Guía Para un Dialogo Efectivo te enseña como promover y defender el concepto del matrimonio tradicional utilizando un lenguaje no religioso. Este libro es una excelente guía practica para que te ayude a refutar y responder todas esas preguntas difíciles sobre el matrimonio que nunca has sabido manejar.


ACTION Completed
620,422 signatures
collected

AB 1266 Referendum "Privacy for All Students" in school restrooms locker rooms and shower rooms

Petitions Submitted to Overturn AB 1266
The CA Co-Ed Bathroom Law
Pray for a Fair Signature Count
SAN FRANCISCO, December 2, 2013 -- Thanks to efforts of those circulating petitions to reject the so-called California co-ed bathroom law, more than enough signatures to qualify were submitted to county registrars throughout the state. They are currently being counted. The new law, AB 1266, permits elementary and high school students to choose which bathrooms, shower rooms or locker facilities that want to use depending on their “gender identity”.


Parenthood, children's rights

Multiple Parents in a
“Brave New World
SAN FRANCISCO, November 14, 2013 -- Recently, the California governor signed a law whereby children could legally have not just two, but three parents at the same time. This is the fifth state, plus the District of Columbia, to have such legislation. The law is proposed, naturally, under the rubric of “helping the child,” of keeping him out of a foster home. Whether giving a child two “parents” of the same sex is good for the child in the first place is likewise not brought up. The bill was not clear about who will have authority when there is a conflict among the three parents about some course of family action. Will it require a unanimous vote or only a 2-1 majority?



La Manif Pour Tous

-- A French movement dedicated to the understanding of marriage as an institution between a man and a woman has assembled a large coalition that respects all persons, regardless of political affiliation or sexuality.


MTV Explores
Donor Conceived Generation
Fails to Ask Key Question
See Trailer
SAN FRANCISCO, October 16, 2013 -- Does anyone have a right to create a child with the intention of depriving a child of the fundamental human right of knowing and being cared for by his or her father? That is a question that no one seems to be asking. Not only does it violate the rights of the child, it has profound consequences for the future of marriage, i.e. if anyone can create a child through sperm or egg donors, is there a need for marriage between a man and a woman, the only institution geared to united kids with their moms and dads, as a privileged societal institution? While MTV will not be dealing with this question, it is exploring the conflicted situations related to donor conceived children who are searching for part of their identity.




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