Denver Archbishop Laments
Passage of Civil Unions Bill
DENVER, COLO., March 12, 2013 -- Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver called the Colorado legislature's passage of a civil unions bill a “regrettable move” harming families, children, and religious freedom.
Marriage, the Ultimate Human Right
… for Children
Register Praises CCG "Playbook"
IRONDALE, AL, February 4, 2013 --Pope Benedict XVI may no longer be occupying the Chair of St. Peter, but his far-reaching effects on the Catholic Church are just beginning. Take, for instance, his defense of marriage. In his Christmas address to the College of Cardinals, the Pope highlighted the stress the prevailing culture currently places on the very definition of the nature of men and women and the essence of marriage.
US Report Shows Increase
in Sexually-Transmitted Infections
WASHINGTON D.C., February 23, 2013 -- New governmental reports on sexual behavior in America show significant rises in both sexually-transmitted infections and use of emergency contraception in recent years.
Vatican Prelate Emphacizes the Need for
States to Promote Marriage and the Family
NEW YORK, February 18, 2013 -- The President of the Pontifical Council for the Family is calling the Family a “resource for society” which must be supported in policy development. Speaking Friday at an event organized by the Holy See’s Permanent Observer mission to the United Nations, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia addressed some of the challenges and trends affecting families around the world today.
Bishops Object To Defense Department
Same-Sex Domestic Partners Policy
WASHINGTON, DC, February 15, 2013— Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the Archdiocese for the Military Services USA, and Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, chairman of the bishops' Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, voiced concern February 15 about a new Department of Defense (DOD) policy on "same-sex domestic partners" and about related comments made by President Obama in his State of the Union address.
CCG Files Prop 8 Amicus with US Supreme Court:
Overturning Prop 8 Violates Voters Rights;
Repudiation of Attacks on Religion, Particularly Catholics
WASHINGTON, DC, January 29, 2013 – Catholics for the Common Good and the Marriage Law Project filed an amicus brief today with the Supreme Court in support of the California Proposition 8 legal defense. The brief was explicitly offered in the same spirit in which lay Catholics rose to challenge unjust laws banning interracial marriage.
To California's Future
-- A new report has found “fresh impetus” for nurturing California children due to the combination of falling birthrates, retiring Baby Boomers, and reduced immigration in the state.
The Reawakening of the Church of France
Unites Catholics and Non-Catholics in
Support of Marriage
ROME, December 7, 2012 -- Its public opposition to the law on homosexual marriages is finding agreement even among non-Catholics and nonbelievers. The archbishop of Paris at the lead of the new course. The experiment of the "creative minority"
Marriage Campaigns Get Ugly
Tight Battle in ME and WA
Cautious Optimism in MD and MN
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, November 5, 2012 -- Of the four states in which the future of marriage is on the ballot, Maine and Washington are states in which gay rights organizations are focusing the greatest attention. If they are able to convince voters to redefine marriage, it will be the first time this has happened anywhere. The stakes are very high. So high, in fact, that the supporters of redefining marriage are stepping up incidences of vandalism and intimidation, trying to silence those witnessing the truth about marriage, the reality that unites a man and a woman with each other and any children born from their union.
State's Responsiblity for Children
To Trump Parents'
CORK, IRELAND, November 5, 2012 -- On November 10th 2012, Irish citizens will vote on a referendum aimed at amending the Constitution in regard to the role of the State towards children. The implications of the wording of the amendment are subtle and difficult to perceive for a non-expert. Though the change in the proposed wording can be seen as minor, its effects are potentially considerable. It is nothing less than a philosophical shift on the understanding of the society: whereas the State or the Family is the primary protector of children.
Cardinal Dolan: Strong Marriages Critical for Healthy Society- Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York called for renewed efforts to build strong marriages, which he said serve as the foundation for a healthy society and a witness of God's love.
California Legislature's Attack on
Parents' and Children's Rights
WASHINGTON, DC, August 2, 2012 -- “As of today, it is legal in California to give hormone blockers to an 11 year-old boy in order to delay the onset of puberty, but it could soon be illegal for a 17 year-old with unwanted same-sex attractions to receive professional counseling, even with parental consent.” Now, California Senator Ted Lieu, has removed any doubt as to why he introduced Senate Bill 1172: “The attack on parental rights is exactly the whole point of the bill because we don’t want to let parents harm their children.”
Google Faces Criticism Over Global
Push for Gay Advocacy
-- Google's push for the legal recognition of same-sex relationships in countries like Poland has drawn the ire of critics, who suggest the company should address basic human rights violations elsewhere.