Marriage Reality Articles

What Price Baby Bliss?
Social Acceptance of Commercial Conception
Ignores all the Hidden Costs.

ADELAIDE, AUTRAILIA, May 5, 2011 -- It is often said that we cannot put a price on happiness. However, for those who are medically or socially infertile, happiness has a dollar value. For the first time in history adults can use technology to create their babies, with the only restriction being their ability to pay.

Blessed John Paul the Great, inpiration for Catholics for the Common Good & Stand with Children Project on marriage and family
Blessed John
Paul II

John Paul II: A Modern Day Thomas Aquinas?
His Impact on the Church and this Movement
SAN FRANCISCO, April 29, 2011-- This weekend will be historic as we witness the beatification of John Paul the Great, the person who was the inspiration for Catholics for the Common Good and so many other movements for the evangelization of culture. Father Richard Hogan has called John Paul the Great the Thomas Aquinas of our time.

Intentionally Depriving a Child of
Her Mother or Father
a "Human Right"?
Absurd by Claim Commission
WASHINGTON, April 27, 2011—The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has ruled that Costa Rica must legalize in vitro fertilization (IVF) or face penalties for alleged violations of human rights protected by international law. “They have effectively said, the right to create a child with the intention of depriving that child of knowing and being cared for by his or her mother and father is a human right specific to adults. That is absurd,” exclaimed CCG chairman William B. May.

Retired Judge Vaugh Walker Prop 8 decision motion to vacate

Motion Filed to Throw Out Walker Prop 8 Decision
Cites Judge’s Conflict of Interest
Long-Term Gay Relationship Similar to Plaintiffs’
SAN FRANCISCO, April 25, 2011-- This afternoon, attorneys for filed a motion asking the U.S. District Court to throw out former Judge Vaughn Walker’s decision invalidating Prop 8 on the grounds that Walker failed to disclose a long-term, same-sex relationship, and should have disqualified himself before trial.

Former Solicitor General Paul Clement hired to defend DOMA

DOMA Attorney Forced to Resign from Firm
WASHINGTON, DC, April 25, 2011-- On April 17, Speaker of the House John Boehner announced that former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement was hired to defend the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Within the week, Clement had been forced to resign from his law firm. This is just the latest example of the heavy-handed tactics of gay rights' groups in their effort to redefine marriage and stifle any dissent. 

Enter into the Suffering of Children
As Attacks on Marriage and Family Increase

Holy Father's Message Speaks to Our Mission
SAN FRANCISCO, April 21, 2011-- Forty days ago, we asked you to dedicate your Lent to marriage and family. During this Triduum, as we “ascend to the heights of Calvary” with Christ, let us join in his passion and death, and the hope and joy that come with his resurrection. Let us ask him for the grace to help us combat the forces that we are dealing with.

Delaware House legalizes gay civil unions;
Governor will sign

DOVER, Delaware, April 14, 2011 – House lawmakers in Delaware have enacted civil unions legislation that will give homosexual couples all of the legal benefits and obligations of marriage, except for the name.

Arkansas Supreme Court Overturns
Voter-passed Child Welfare Meassure
Banned Adoptions by Cohabitating Couple
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, April 7, 2011 – Arkansas’s state Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a voter-approved initiative passed in 2008 that forbade unmarried couples, including homosexuals, from adopting or fostering children.

Majority of Catholics Confused About Marriage
Support Same-Sex Unions

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 31, 2011 - Support for same-sex “marriage” and civil unions runs high among the Catholic population, even claiming the majority of Catholics who attend Mass weekly, according to a poll released this month.

Interracial Marriage Bans Were About Eugenics,
Not Redefining Marriage
Claimed "Fundamental Right to Marry" is Bogus

People defending the reality of marriage often have difficulty responding to claims that excluding same-sex couples from marriage is similar to the bans on interracial marriage that were in place in some U.S. states as lated as 1967.  From the cases overturning those bans, those advocating for the redefinition of marriage alsofalsely claim that the courts established a fundamental right to marriage that applies to same-sex couples. What is going on is another attempt to confuse people about the redefinition of marriage, trying to claim discrimination against same-sex couples is similar to discrimination against interracial couples seeking marriage. This is a scurulous distortion and cover up of one of the most ugly eras in American history.

Repeal DOMA Bills Introduced
in US House and Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 17, 2011 – U.S. House and Senate Democrats launched their own attack Wednesday against the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), filing legislation to repeal the 1996 federal statute, less than a week after House Republicans pledged to defend it in court.

Archbishop John Nienstedt on protecting the meaning of marriage
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, March 17, 2011 -- In April 2010, Most Reverend John C. Nienstedt Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, wrote a commentary on why Minnesotans should care about passing a Marriage Amendment that was published in the Star Tribune. It is posted here as an excellent example of how to present the issue about marriage in a very effective way. 

Administration DOMA Decision
Puts Children Second, Special Interests First

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, February 23, 2011 – On Wednesday, February 23, the Obama Administration announced that it would no longer defend Federal Law Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) because they contend it discriminates against gays and lesbians. Here is Catholics for the Common Good’s response:

Changing Language is Changing Culture
Editor's Note: We are living in an age of relativism. Who are the relativistic thinkers? We are. Everyone is influenced by the culture to varying degrees.  CCGI has found through trainings and workshops, that this leads people to sometimes unwittingly communicate in ways that actually conflict with what they beleive. 

CCG Leaders Hold Summit
Set 2011 Marriage Advocacy Plans
SAN FRANCISCO, February 10, 2011 -- Catholics for the Common Good leaders from all over California met at St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco on January 23 to plan strategy and action for expanding the Stand with Children project during 2011. "We need to develop a sense of urgency because marriage is being attacked on every front—in legislatures, in the courts, in the classrooms, in the media, and in corporate board rooms," said CCG Chairman William B. May.

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