Supreme Court Decision on Marriage: “Tragic Day for Marriage and our Nation”

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Marriage is the only institution that brings together a man and a woman for life, providing any child who comes from their union with the secure foundation of a mother and a father. June 26, 2013 WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court … [Read more...]

The Dynamic of the Gift: Authority and Submission in Christian Marriage

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Both persons in a marriage are called to love ... called to a life of giving and receiving.  The catch is:  spouses don’t give and receive in exactly the same way ... because man and woman are not replicas of one another, nor are they … [Read more...]

Gender: What Is It and Why Does It Matter?

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We Americans face a state of affairs relating to marriage and family ... (where we) must now attempt to show why the divinely-instituted laws of marriage and family are binding not only for Christians, but hold true for … [Read more...]

Liturgy: The Foundation and Strength of Marriages

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The Eucharistic celebration is a testament to the need for man’s self-gift as response to God’s gift to us through his Son .... to find himself through his own, sincere gift of himself ... reflected in his total consecration to God … [Read more...]

Should Catholics Acquiesce in Today’s Homosexual “Rights” Agenda?

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Christians, including Catholics, are acquiescing, and even favoring, the idea that homosexual behavior must be considered, at least, morally neutral...and must be considered something to which those, so inclined, have a right. One of … [Read more...]

Same-Sex Attractions in Youth and Their Right to Informed Consent

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This paper was presented at the Twenty-Third Workshop for Bishops in Dallas, Texas, on February 16, 2011, sponsored by The National Catholic Bioethics Center and the Knights of Columbus. Youth have the right to be provided with the … [Read more...]

Ephesians 5: Bridegroom and Bride

It is Mass on the Twenty-first Sunday of Ordinary Time, in late summer only a few years ago. Fortunately the air conditioning seems to be holding up, for this year at least. The celebrant offers the Opening Prayer, asking the Father for … [Read more...]

Willing the Good of the Other

Jennifer Roback Morse is a theoretical economist, wife of an engineer, a mother of two, attached to the Hoover Institute at Stanford, a former professor at George Mason University. Her book, Love and Economics: Why the Laissez Faire Family … [Read more...]

A Thinking Woman’s Book

In the early part of the twentieth century, G. K Chesterton wrote two books, What’s Wrong with the World and Eugenics and Other Evils, in which he described the essential nature of the family, husband, wife, child, and property over … [Read more...]

Ecological Breastfeeding

In a time when we wish to affirm the dignity of woman, Sheila Kippley provides a Catholic view of the importance of maternal breastfeeding and a practical, up-to-date summary of useful data for parents who desire to give the best care to … [Read more...]

Marriage is an Act of Faith

Dr. Hauser is a professor of theology at the University of St. Francis, Joliet, Illinois. His work is indebted to the writings of Pope John Paul II and Father Donald Keefe, S.J. His basic position is that marriage and human sexuality are … [Read more...]

A Catholic Physician Talks to Engaged Couples

St. Thomas Aquinas wrote that in all we do, we seek happiness. The primary source of earthly happiness for human beings—more than work, hobbies, sports, politics or any other interest—is those who are most dear to us. For most people, … [Read more...]

Encouragement for Mothers

A woman can be an outstanding lawyer, doctor, or executive and still be a failure as a person. But a woman cannot be an outstanding mother and a failure as a person. Thus, the vocation of motherhood can fulfill a woman in a way that no … [Read more...]

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