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National Catholic Register - Getting the Marriage Conversation Right "same-sex marriage"

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.


WCF7 Sydney

World Congress of Families
Withdraws Invitation to British MP
ROCKFORD, IL, February 19, 2013 -- The Local Organizing Committee of the 7th World Congress of Families, to be held in Syndey in May, has withdrawn the invitation for one of their keynote speakers because he changed is vote on marriage in the British Parlament. The member, Duncan Smith, MP, also serves as the UK's Secretary of State. 


Robert Destro, Law Professor, Catholic University, Catholics for the Common Good advisor.

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.


Wrong Issue - No "Same-sex Marriage"

For People Who Hate Opposing
"Same-Sex Marriage"

The Term Obscures the Hidden Agenda
Unless you want to be misunderstood as having a dislike for people who identify themselves gay or lesbian, expunge the term "same-sex marriage" from your vocabulary. Our goal is to promote the recognition of marriage between a man and a woman in civil law as it creates the only and necessary institution geared to unite children with their moms and dads. We therefore are not opposing the aspirations of same-sex couples, but we oppose redefining marriage to accommodate them. It may seem like this is just a nuance, but it is much more than that.


Archbishop Savatore Cordileone defense of marriage not about  "same-sex marriage" or homosexuality

Bishops’ Defense Of Marriage Chair
Decries Latest DOMA Ruling
"Its a Matter of Basic Rights"
WASHINGTON, October 19, 2012—In response to a decision on October 18 by a divided federal appeals court panel to strike down part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, issued the following comment expressing disappointment over the ruling.


Following Jesus and
Thinking With The Church
Requires a New Way of Thinking
VATICAN CITY, September 23, 2012  At midday today the Holy Father appeared on the balcony overlooking the internal courtyard of the Apostolic Palace at Castelgandolfo to pray the Angelus with faithful gathered there.


What People Are Saying About
"Getting the Marriage Conversation Right"
(En español)
Learn how to explain marriage to children and friends in ways everyone can understand. Presented in non-religious language based on authentic Catholic social doctrine and the teaching of Blessed John Paul II.


Two Classes, Divided by ‘I Do’
ANN ARBOR, MI, July 14, 2012 -- Jessica Schairer has so much in common with her boss, Chris Faulkner, that a visitor to the day care center they run might get them confused.


Pope Benedict: Proper Understanding of Sexuality
A Fundamental Right for Children
Message Correlates with Stand with Children's Mission

Pope Benedict XVI ad limina visit with Archbishop Neinstadt of Minneapolis St Paul and others from Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota

VATICAN, March 9, 2012 -- Pope Benedict XVI gave a strong message about children, sexuality, and marriage Friday, in his message to bishops from Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota during their ad limina visit. His words resonated with the Stand with Children project which draws on the particular wisdom of Blessed John Paul and Pope Benedict, asserting the natural rights of the child. Children receiving a distorted understanding about human sexuality propagated by the culture and powerful interests are being deprived of a fundamental human right to know the truth about love and relationships that will contribute to their flourishing.


San Diego Leaders Share their Story
From Hesitant Observers to Front Line Leaders
"Being Strong Catholic Not Enough"
SAN FRANCISCO, December 30, 2011 -- Amy and Jon Vance, CCG leaders in San Diego, share their story of how they became involved in the marriage movement. Like many of us, they were reluctant at first to speak on the issue. Now they are in the front lines, working with media, and leading others throughout their community. They share their story with us.


Record Drop in US Marriages
Caused by Social Changes
WASHINGTON D.C., December 16, 2011-- The fact that the number of Americans getting married is at a record low is due to changes in society’s values, public policy decisions and economic factors, says sociologist Dr. W. Bradford Wilcox.


DOMA Unlikely to Disappear
Before 2012 Elections
-- Despite multiple legislative and judicial efforts to fight the Defense of Marriage Act, senators and legal experts agree that the law will most likely not be repealed in coming months.

“Senators Throw Rights of Children
Under Bus”

DOMA Repeal Passes US Senate Judiciary
CCG Issues Press Statement
SAN FRANCISCO, November, 10, 2011 -- Today, the US Senate Judiciary Committee passed Senator Diane Feinstein's bill to repeal DOMA on a straight party-line vote. Catholics for the Common Good issued the following statement to the media:


CCG to Senate Judiciary Committee:
Don’t Oppose Only Institution Uniting Children with Parents
SAN FRANCISCO, November 7, 2011 -- In a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, CCG President, William B. May cautioned the Senators that voting to repeal DOMA is “a statement that the government has no interest in the only institution that promotes that children be raised by their mothers and fathers.”


Bishop Cordileone to Senate Judiciary Committee
Don't Redefine Marriage
Defend Human Rights of Children
WASHINGTON, D.C. November 2, 2011—The Senate Judiciary Committee should uphold the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage at the federal level as the union of one man and one woman, because of its importance to human rights and the common good, said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Promotion and Defense of Marriage efforts. In a November 2 letter, Bishop Salvatore Cordileone of Oakland and an episcopal adviser to Catholics for the Common Good, asked the Committee to oppose any bill that would repeal DOMA, particularly the Respect for Marriage Act (S. 598).




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