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Voted #1 Catholic Press AssociationGetting the Marriage Conversation Right,
a guide for effective dialogue

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a fresh new look at issues
about marriage and family.

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language based on authentic 
Catholic social doctrine and the teaching of Saint John Paul II


Where We Go From Here
“The Time for Defending Marriage is Over”
San Francisco, CA, June 22, 2015 – The Supreme Court ruled today that citizens have no right to define marriage exclusively as between a man and a woman. This effectively redefines marriage across the United States as an adult institution separated from the rights of children.  Regardless of the court’s decision, it is clear that marriage has already been redefined in the minds of a majority of Americans for some time, and that, according to Catholics for the Common Good Institute, is where we must now focus our energies to effectively take back marriage.  


Running Toward Fulfillment
CCGI Advisor Discusses New Book
STEUBENVILLE, OH, June 7, 2015 -- Catholic author and counselor Gregory Popcak’s new book, Broken Gods: Hope, Healing and the 7 Longings of the Human Heart, probes into the deepest and even darkest desires of the human heart, unveiling what God wants us to know about our ultimate destiny and revealing a commonsense approach to fulfilling our true purpose in life. 


National Catholic Prayer Breakfast

National Catholic Prayer Breakfast
Celebration of Prayer and
Catholic Solidarity for the
 Nation  
It is the premier events that brings Catholics together in Washington from around the country. It will be held on May 7, 2015. Learn about it.


"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.


Jim and Joy Pinto, "At Home with Jim and Joy" EWTNWatch as Reintroducing Marriage
Continues on EWTN-TV
At Home with Jim and Joy,
October 9, 10, 11, or 12

SAN FRANCISCO, October 6, 2014 --Those who heard Catholics for the Common Good president, Bill May  on Catholic Answers Live  last Friday heard him talk about the need to make a concerted effort to reintroduce what marriage is to the culture in a way that helps people discover its truth and beauty.  On Thursday, October 9 at 2 PM ET (11 AM PT), he will be the guest of EWTN’s premier marriage evangelists, Jim and Joy Pinto on their internationally broadcast television program, At Home with Jim and Joy


Bill May on Catholic Answers Live Radio, Oct 3, 2014
Re-introducing Marriage to the Culture
SAN FRANCISCO, October 2, 2014 -- Please tune in to Catholic ACatholic Answers Live with Tim Staplesnswers Live radio Friday, October 3rd as Bill May discusses the need to reintroduce marriage to the culture with host Tim Staples. It should be a lively discussion as they take calls from people across the country and Internet listeners. Check with your local EWTN affiliate radio station for the local broadcast times or use the links below.


 Watch "Getting the Marriage Conversation Right"
on EWTN Bookmark Now!
IRONDALE, AL, August 1, 2014 --  Is the redefining of marriage to permit same-sex couples to marry a good idea? Catholics for the Common Good's Bill May joined Doug Keck to discuss the answer to this all-important question, and the consequences of not recognizing, protecting, and promoting the family as the divine institution God intends it to be.

LegatusSupporting Marriage and
Keeping Your Job

CCG Provides Advice
to Legatus Members

SAN FRANCISCO, July 24, 2014 -- CCG’s Chairman Margot Kyd and President Bill May were recently asked to provide advice to Catholic business leaders on how to handle the marriage issue in the work place in the July issue of Legatus Magazine. Legatus is a membership organization for top-ranked Catholic business leaders in North America.


Franciscan University Professor
Uses CCG Book for Class
College Students Literally

Getting the Marriage Conversation Right
STEUBENVILLE, OH, July 22, 2014 -- Dr. Gregory Popcak, Franciscan University Sociology Professor, recently mentioned in a radio interview that he uses Getting the Marriage Conversation Right in his "Christianity and Society" class. He says the effect of the book on his students is profound. “I could see light bulbs go [on] over the kid’s heads and suddenly they understood that [protection of marriage] wasn’t about being mean. This is really about making sure children have a mother and a father and why that’s really important.”


Bill May Presents Vision for
New Marriage Movement to
National Catholic Leaders

BIRMINGHAM, AL, May 13, 2014 – Catholics for the Common Good (CCGI) President, William B. May, presented a vision for a new, positive marriage movement during an address at the national Catholic Leadership Conference in Birmingham, Alabama on May 2. Remembering the recent canonization of St John Paul II, May said, “We need to follow the advice that he gave to Solidarity in Poland and the approach he used that led to the downfall of communism. ‘Let your work serve human dignity, let it elevate man, let it elevate families, let it elevate whole peoples!’”


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.


CCG Training Guide
Awarded #1 Family Life Book
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Fall 2013 -- As many are discouraged by the seeming inevitability of redefining marriage, there are reasons for hope. Momentum is growing for a new positive movement to reframe the debate based on the question, “Do we need an institution that unites kids with their moms and dads?”




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