MTV Explores
Donor Conceived Generation
Fails to Ask Key Question
See Trailer
SAN FRANCISCO, October 16, 2013 -- Does anyone have a right to create a child with the intention of depriving a child of the fundamental human right of knowing and being cared for by his or her father? That is a question that no one seems to be asking. Not only does it violate the rights of the child, it has profound consequences for the future of marriage, i.e. if anyone can create a child through sperm or egg donors, is there a need for marriage between a man and a woman, the only institution geared to united kids with their moms and dads, as a privileged societal institution? While MTV will not be dealing with this question, it is exploring the conflicted situations related to donor conceived children who are searching for part of their identity.

All the Single Laity
“It is not good that the man should be alone.”
WASHINGTON, DC, September 24, 2013 -- Being alone is the first thing God pronounces “not good,” after so many proclamations of the goodness of His creation. And yet being alone is an increasingly common condition in American life. The latest Census data found that over a quarter of Americans lived alone, up from 17 percent in 1970. Marriages happen later and less frequently than they used to. Catholic parishes have mostly responded to this change in two ways, neither of which are the most fruitful approaches to ending our solitude.

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UPDATE: 10/8/2013
Governor Signed into Law
California Bill Promoting
Creation of Fatherless Children
SACRAMENTO, October 8, 2013 -- California Bill AB460, a bill to facilitate lesbians qualifying for insurance coverage when they seek to create children using artificial reproductive technology (ART), has passed both houses of the legislature and has now been signed into law by the Governor. Proponents were able to cover up a major unintended consequence of the bill that the legislators never had a chance to consider and discuss.

German Raid on
Home-Schooling Family
Draws Condemnation
-- German officials’ seizure of four home-schooled children last week prompted strong objections from American home-schooling advocates who say the country’s ban on the educational practice violates human rights.

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?”

A Pedestal Too High:
Is Marriage Too Good
For people?
SALT LAKE CITY, July 20 2013 -- Ciara Vesey is an enthusiastic and newly minted lawyer in Iowa who has no plans on getting married anytime soon, thank you very much. "It just comes down to time," she says. "I don't have the time to get to know someone for a year. Then get engaged. It's a 3-year process. I have to build my career."

CA Bill Promotes Fatherless Children
Infertility Coverage for Lesbians
What About the Children?
Fatherless childrenSAN FRANCISCO, August 7, 2013 --“Why should the state become complicit in creating more fatherless children when they are at a higher risk of needing state and local government services because they are at greater risk of delinquency, dropping out of high school, becoming involved with gangs, and ending up pregnant as teenagers. Why do this when we know, children from fatherless homes are 3 times more likely to be incarcerated by age 30 than children with a mother and father.” These are the arguments Teresa Greenman of Catholics for the Common Good will be making when she testifies before the Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday morning in Sacramento.

-- A major U.S. law enforcement operation, which saved over 100 minors from prostitution rings and arrested over 150, drew praise from a congressman known for toughening laws against sex trafficking.

Andy Pugno, General Council Prop 8 Legal Defense Fund

Prop 8 Defense to CA Supremes
Compel State Officials
To Follow Constitution

Rule of Law Must Be Respected
SAN FRANCISCO, July 12, 2013 --The Prop 8 legal defense team is back in court defending the will of the voters. This time it is in the California Supreme Court with a petition to restore the enforcement of Proposition 8 which is still part of the Constitution after having been placed there by California voters in 2008.

Giving the Experience of Fatherhood
KANSAS CITY, July 3, 2013 -- Mike Sweeney of the Kansas City Royals, with his wife Shara, has produced an inspiring video about giving kids who have lost their dads the experience of fatherhood. It is worth spending a few minutes to watch.

Prop 8, Victim of Tyranny
The Undermining of Prop 8
Political Power Run Amuck

SAN FRANCISCO, July 2, 2013--I don’t think “tyranny” is too strong of a word for what has happened since I advised you that Prop 8 had not been overturned in my previous email last week. Court procedures have been ignored, the Governor and Attorney General have exceeded their authority, and counties all around California have been marrying same-sex couples in violation of the California Constitution as amended by the voters of California in 2008. Proposition 8 remains in effect, but state constitutional officers are ignoring it, seemingly with impunity. It is outrageous.

US Supreme Court Marriage Decisions DOMA Prop 8

Prop 8 NOT Overturned
Condolences for Marriage Premature
DOMA Ramifications Are Broad
SAN FRANCISCO, June 26, 2013--The US Bishops issued a statement calling today’s Supreme Court decisions a “profound injustice,” and a “tragic day for marriage and our nation.” The Supreme Court overturned the federal definition of marriage as between one man and one woman, and failed to make a decision on the merits of Prop 8 leaving the will of California voters in jeopardy on a technicality. These are significant challenges, but we must not become discouraged or lose hope. 

Pending Supreme Court
Marriage Decisions
WASHINGTON, DC, June 24, 2013 -- Any day, the Supreme Court of the United States will announce its decision on two cases that will have a bearing on the future of marriage for the entire country. CCG will be providing its the best possible analysis to its members and subscribers as soon as our lawyers have a chance to study the decisions. Here is a little primer on what we will be considering.

In Reality, There Are Only
Motherloss or Fatherloss Children?
NEW YORK, June 22, 2013-- Frank Ligtvoet, an adoptive parent wrote an honest piece in the New York Times about the trials of children living with same-sex parents who have been deprived of their mothers or fathers or both. The article is refreshing because he looks at reality from the perspective of the child, rather than the usual way people treat such subjects-- from the interest of the adults.

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