San Francisco Plans Marriage Chain- April 30

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  The following was sent via email to Cal Catholic last week from this website.   Modeled after the national life-chain movement, a San Francisco marriage leader, Ted Kirk, has organized the first educational Marriage Truth Chain in the nation for Sunday, April 30. "Many people are discouraged because of the Supreme Court decision. I hear about marriage … [Read more...]

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Evidence mounts on the importance of marriage and biological parents

Marriage more stable than cohabitation, children born to single mothers benefit more by having their biological father join them, single-parent families face greater risk of income inequality

Evidence keeps accumulating about the importance of marriage, and the importance of being raised by your biological parents. This should matter to us if we want to live in a society that is truly pro-child and is not in reality organised around the wishes of adults first and foremost. Three articles have just been published that further point to the importance of marriage and … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis offers more concessions to SSPX

A letter published by the Vatican on April 4 paves way for recognition of SSPX marriages

Continuing initiatives aimed at a reconciliation with the Priestly Society of St Pius X (SSPX), Pope Francis has made it possible for bishops to ensure the validity of marriages celebrated in the traditionalist communities. A letter published by the Vatican on April 4 said the Pope will allow Catholic bishops to appoint priests to assist at SSPX marriages and formally receive … [Read more...]

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Retrouvaille saving marriages in Oakland diocese

Couple whose marriage was saved by the program offering retreats in late February and in September

The following comes from a February 8 Catholic Voice article by Michele Jurich: In 1989, Jeff and Donna Heusler's marriage was at a crossroads. "My wife and I had separated," Jeff Heusler said. "We were separated for a year and a half." There was the strain of living separately; it was time for a decision: divorce or getting back together? A sister at St. Felicitas … [Read more...]

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New annulment rules for the Catholic Church

Pope Francis' changes took effect this week

The following comes from a December 10 Catholic News Agency article by Elise Harris: With the launch of the Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis’ reforms to the annulment process have gone into effect, giving more of a role to the local bishop, dropping automatic appeals, and ensuring that the process is free of charge. Among the more significant changes the Pope made were … [Read more...]

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Conservative professor hounded out of his job by LGBT groups

Robert Lopez grew up with two moms - and says the situation was harmful

The following comes from a November 10 Patheos article by Kathy Schiffer: Robert Oscar Lopez grew up with two moms. Lopez, who is now a professor of English and Classics at California State Northridge, was raised by his lesbian mother and her partner. He was loved, but it was hard–he always felt like a misfit in society, and he didn’t learn the relationship skills that would … [Read more...]

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Bishops to vote on formal statement on pornography at November general assembly

"Create in Me a Clean Heart" would be the first formal statement focused exclusively on the issue

The following comes from an October 30 United States Conference of Catholic Bishops news release: WASHINGTON—The U.S. bishops will vote on a proposed formal statement, "Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Pastoral Response to Pornography," at the annual Fall General Assembly, November 16-19, in Baltimore. The statement's development has been directed by the U.S. Conference of … [Read more...]

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