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Prayer for the Prop 8 marriage trial
Closing arguments, June 16, 2010
Federal District Court, San Francisco


Pray for the
Prop 8 Marriage
Trial

Judge's Questions Point to Absurdity of Prop 8 MarriageTrial
Preparations for Closing Arguments on June 16
Prayer Needed

SAN FRANCISCO, June 9, 2010 -- The Prop 8 trial in San Francisco took another bizarre twist yesterday as groundwork is being laid for closing arguments in the case that are scheduled for Wednesday, June 16. The Judge asked plaintiffs and proponents for responses to series of questions that only highlight the absurdity of putting marriage and the intentions of California voters on trial. Some of the questions are listed below to demonstrate the point.


On Judging Others
Excerpts from Introduyction to the Devout Life by St. Francis de Sales


Why Do We Have Difficulty Communicating?
Many times when we begin a conversation on an issue we care about we find reasoning does not work very well. Often the problem is that people are starting from different points of reference, some based on reality and other based on a reality that has been constructed based on the influences of the culture. Have you other heard you have your "truth" and I have mine? But how can that be? If two "truths" conflict, obviously both cannot be true.


Archbishop Chaput Criticizes JFK's Rigid Secularism
ROME, March 2, 2010 – Precisely fifty years after the memorable speech, preserved in the anthologies, that John F. Kennedy gave to the Protestant pastors of Houston in order to convince them and the entire nation that as a Catholic he could be a good president (see photo), the archbishop of Denver, Charles J. Chaput, has returned to the scene of the crime, in Houston, for a Baptist conference on the role of Christians in public life.


Pope Benedict XVI Lenten Message
See video report

Go Against the Current During Lent
Path of Conversion and Openness to Divine Love

VATICAN CITY, February 17, 2010 - "Today, Ash Wednesday, we begin the Lenten path that lasts forty days and which leads us to the joy of the Lord's Easter", the Pope said at the beginning of his catechesis during today's general audience, celebrated in the Paul VI Audience Hall.


Archbishop Jose Gomez of San Antonio, Pastoral on Lay Vocation, new evangelization

Laity Called to Step Up for New Evangelization
Pastoral Letter of Archbishop José Gomez of San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO, TX, February 15, 2010 -- On the fifth anniversary of his installation as archbishop, the Most Rev.José Gomez released a pastoral letter reminding the laity of their privilege and obligation to serve Christ and His Church in a very unique secular role.


Free Will, Conscience and Moral Choice
In a recent interview with Eleanor Clift in Newsweek magazine (Dec. 21), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was asked about her disagreements with the United States Catholic bishops concerning Church teaching. Speaker Pelosi replied, in part: “I practically mourn this difference of opinion because I feel what I was raised to believe is consistent with what I profess, and that we are all endowed with a free will and a responsibility to answer for our actions. And that women should have the opportunity to exercise their free will.”


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Annual Report:
In "Our Family’s" Year-End Letter,
Volunteers and Donors are the Stars


Our Lady of Guadalupe Book

Celebrate Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe December 12
Star of the New Evangelization
Patroness Special to CCG and Marriage Advocates

On the Jubilee Year 2000, Pope John Paul II gave the Americas a new patroness for the evangelization of culture, Our Lady of Guadalupe, whom he identified as the "Star of the New Evangelization". During Proposition 8, we placed the volunteers and the entire campaign to restore marriage under her protection. Since then, we have come to recognize that she is playing a critical role in the life of this apostolate. She is not only our mother and intercessor, but our model and guide.


Democracy Not Enough, Says Pope
Affirms Need for Values Founded on Truth of Person
VATICAN CITY, DEC. 21, 2008.- Despite the value of democratic principles, they alone are not enough to form a solid foundation for a society, says Benedict XVI.


Holy Father Calls for Unity of Life and Faith
VATICAN CITY, November 17, 2008 - Benedict XVI says laypeople are called to show the unity that should exist between faith and life, and urged Christian politicians to be coherent with the faith they profess.


Bishop Urges Catholics to Get Involved Politically,
Study Social Teaching of the Church

ASSISI, Italy, September 28, 2008- Catholics need to wake up when it comes to politics, and stop leaving "God in the pew," says a Vatican aide.


Bishops Respond to Biden Challenging Church Teaching on Abortion
DENVER, Colorado, September 8, 2008 - NBC's "Meet the Press" has inadvertently become the stage for some Catholic politicians to display "flawed moral reasoning," according to the bishops of Denver.


How to Conduct Politics as Catholics
A book by American archbishop Chaput is making a stir ahead of the presidential elections, against those who want to water down the faith or remove it from the public sphere. "L'Osservatore Romano" is the first to review it, and recommends that it be read "in the United States and elsewhere".




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