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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.


Archbishop Paglia, Pontifical Council of the Family

Devotion of Next Bishops' Synod
To Family 'Providential'
- The president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, told CNA it was “providential” that Pope Francis has decided to devote the next synod of bishops to the family.


Pope Francis

Another Lesson from Francis
On Evangelization of Culture
Avoid Reducing the Faith

To 'Moralistic' Ideology
-- During his daily Mass homily Pope Francis reflected on the dangers of following one's own personal, “moralistic” ideology, stressing the importance of prayer in staying open to God.


Pope Francis concluded his one-day pilgrimage to Assisi with a visit to young people, encouraging them to reject a “provisional culture” that fears making definitive commitments.


Beauty Necessary to Restore Culture
Says Bishop Conley



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