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Contraception Disrupts
'Language of Love,'
Bishop Conley Teaches
-- Bishop James Conley of Lincoln hopes his new pastoral letter on the sacrificial “language of love” and the disruptive immorality of contraception will be received “with open hearts and open minds.”


Cardinals' Meetings Focus
Concern on Marriage, Family
- In a series of closed-door meetings this week, cardinals from around the world expressed a common care and concern for the state of marriage and the family in the modern world.


-- Pope Francis’ appointment of new cardinals from distant and impoverished countries has helped bring the topic of pastoral care for those struggling in poverty to Vatican discussions.


Curtis Martin

Catholic Marriage Preparation
Needs to Better 'Evangelize'
Difference Between
Catechesis and Evangelization -- The head of a major U.S. missionary apostolate says that evangelization – not simple catechesis – is needed to prepare Catholics for good marriages by putting Jesus Christ at the center of their lives.


Promoting the Dignity of the Person
Excerpted from the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Christifideles Laici of His Holiness John Paul II: On the Vocation and the Mission of the Lay Faithful in the Church and in the World.


Pleasure is Part of the Moral life
Priest's New Book Details -- “Reasonable Pleasures,” the latest book from scholar Father James Schall, examines the “valuable but subordinate role” pleasure plays and how it can contribute to a life that is both fulfilled and good.

Pope Francis' Principles
for Cultural Change


Joachim and AnnNew Urgency to Celebrate
World Marriage Sunday

SAN FRANCISCO, January 20, 2014 -- The 2nd Sunday in February, is designated World Marriage Day by World Wide Marriage Encounter. It coincides with National Marriage Week (February 7-14). See the Marriage Recognition Kit for parishes provided by CCGI.


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.


May Describes Vital Need to
Rebuild a Marriage Culture to
Family Life International New Zealand

AUCKLAND, October 20, 2013 – Do we need a civil institution that unites children with their Mums and Dads? That was the key question American marriage advocate William May put to delegates at Family Life International’s Rise Up in the Service of Life Conference in Auckland on September 28-29.


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?



St Edith Stein sex, sexuality gender


The Pastoral Challenges
for the Family in the
Context of Evangelisation
Preparatory Document for the Synod on the Family scheduled for October 5-19, 2014

 


Archbishop Müller Affirms
Catholic Marriage,
Urges Care for Divorced
VATICAN, October 23, 2013 -- The Vatican’s head official on doctrinal matters has reaffirmed that Catholics in irregular marital unions after divorce cannot receive communion, but he urged that this means it is “all the more imperative” to show “pastoral concern” for them.




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