Marriage General

Status of Marriage Laws in the U.S.
Redefined in 19 States + DC
Appeals Pending in 14 More States


Voted #1 Catholic Press AssociationGetting the Marriage Conversation Right,
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a fresh new look at issues
about marriage and family.

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Catholic social doctrine and the teaching of Saint John Paul II


Debates on Amoris Laetitia
Will Bear Fruit, 
Says Cardinal Ouellet
TORONTO, August 5, 2016 -- The prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for Bishops believes that the debates generated by the release of Amoris Laetitia will lead to a better understanding of the Catholic approach to marriage.


Fatima Visionary Predicted
'Final Battle'
Would Be Over Marriage, Family

MEXICO CITY, July 8, 2016 -- Sister Lucia dos Santos, one of the three children who witnessed the Marian apparitions at Fatima, died in 2005. But before her death, she predicted that the final battle between Christ and Satan would be over marriage and the family.


Beware 'Polite Persecution'
Archbishop Warns
WASHINGTON, DC, June 22, 2016 -- With relics of two English martyrs currently touring the U.S., the Archbishop of Baltimore implored Catholics to follow their example by defending religious freedom. 


Choosing Ideology Over Life:
Children Latest Pawns in
Battle to Redefine Marriage
SAN FRANCISCO, Reposted Thursday, January 22, 2015 -- A recent article published by Reuters reported that lawyers intent on persuading courts to redefine marriage are employing a new strategy: recruiting same-sex couples with children to provide emotionally charged testimony in favor of recognizing their relationships as legal marriages.


What Threatens Families?
Redefining Marriage, Pope Says
-- Warning that “every threat to the family is a threat to society itself,” Pope Francis called on the people of the Philippines to be a prophetic witness in a world facing attacks on marriage and life.


Redefining Marriage is
'Ideological Colonization,'
Says Vatican Spokesman
- Remarking on Pope Francis' strong words against the threats which “ideological colonization” poses to the family, the Vatican's spokesman told journalists Friday that same-sex marriage falls within this category.


"The Day We Have Been Waiting For"
U.S. Supreme Court Takes Marriage Case
SAN FRANCSICO, January 16, 2015 -- "This is the day we have been waiting for – when the US Supreme Court will finally give the voters their day in court about their right to preserve marriage between a man and a woman as the only civil institution that specifically unites kids with their moms and dads.


Television Series Teaches
Truth about Marriage
CCG Launches New Movement
To Take Back Marriage

SAN FRANCISCO, January 13, 2015 -- Addressing a culture that has forgotten the true meaning of marriage, Catholics for the Common Good has partnered with the Apostolate for Family Consecration to produce a new television series that debuted on EWTN January 12.  The series, Evangelizing the Culture for Marriage and Family, also marks the soft launch of a new CCG led movement to rebuild a culture of marriage and family. The Marriage Reality Movement, a coalition of people seeking to restore a culture in which it is the norm for men and women to marry before having children. Viewers of the series can become part of the movement by signing up at takebackmarriage.org.


See CCG's William B. May discuss the reality of marriage on "At Home with Jim and Joy" (October 10, 2014)

The interview with Jim and Joy Pinto starts at 15 min,15 sec.


Tips for converssations about marriageTips for
Thanksgiving Conversations
About Marriage
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
Really Means
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




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