Cohabitation OK with most Americans, including Catholics
Survey by Pew Research Center finds 74% of Catholics see no problem with an unmarried couple living together

Nearly three quarters of Catholics in the United States are not opposed to couples cohabiting before marriage, despite the Church’s moral teaching. A new survey by the Pew Research Center, released Nov. 6, reports that Americans as a whole

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2019-11-07T11:34:22-08:00November 7th, 2019|Categories: Marriage and Family, Social issues|Tags: |13 Comments

Cordileone: family decline urgent
“So many terrible outcomes”

Salvatore Cordileone, the archbishop of San Francisco who is a candidate to head America’s Catholic bishops’ conference, said the breakdown of the family is the most pressing issue in society. Cordileone, 63, said family fragmentation, whether births out of

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2019-10-25T12:05:22-08:00October 25th, 2019|Categories: Marriage and Family|Tags: , |11 Comments

Habits for a Healthy Marriage
New book from Ignatius Press seeks to heal marriages

Marriage is demanding, tough and often in need of great healing. That's what author Dr. Richard Fitzgibbons hopes to bring to couples in his new book, HABITS FOR A HEALTHY MARRIAGE, as he addresses the epidemics of selfishness, anger,

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2019-10-25T16:36:41-08:00September 13th, 2019|Categories: Marriage and Family|Tags: |2 Comments

U.S. fertility rate falls to all-time low
It's official: CDC report confirms provisional figures released in May

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Wednesday that the US fertility rate continued to fall in 2018, to an all-time low. The report confirms provisional figures released in May. Last year, childbirth rates among women aged 20-24

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2019-10-25T12:36:15-08:00July 26th, 2019|Categories: Marriage and Family|Tags: |1 Comment

NFP technology your mother never had
Wide variety of methods and devices adapt to each woman’s, and each couple’s needs

The 21st century developments in science and technology have opened up new horizons for Natural Family Planning methods. Within the last 10 years, smartphones and apps, combined with new technological devices, have given husbands and wives new options for using

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2019-07-24T14:19:25-08:00July 24th, 2019|Categories: Marriage and Family|Tags: , |4 Comments

Archbishop Gomez: Just Google ‘Should I have kids?’

Archbishop Gomez: basic human imperative to marry and have children is being abandoned. (Photo by Daniel Ibanez) The Christian family must become a “radical” sign against a climate of despair and isolation Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles

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2019-06-25T12:15:33-08:00June 25th, 2019|Categories: Marriage and Family|Tags: , |4 Comments

Attempt to legalize abortion, gay marriage fails in Mexico

The portion of a constitutional reform initiative seeking to legalize abortion and same-sex marriage in Mexico did not advance last week in the nation's legislature. A gender parity bill was debated and approved in both houses of the Mexican Congress

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2019-05-29T15:53:26-08:00May 29th, 2019|Categories: Marriage and Family|Tags: |4 Comments

Cardinal Muller clears up question of divorced/re-married receiving Communion

The following comes from a Feb. 8 Catholic News Agency story published in Angelus News. A former prefect of the Vatican’s doctrinal office has weighed in on the Church’s theological debates regarding the reception of Holy Communion by divorced and

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2019-02-11T11:56:37-08:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Marriage and Family|Tags: , , |9 Comments

Personhood for pets

The following comes from a Jan. 11 story by Anne Hendershott on the website of Crisis. In many of California’s largest cities, pets are replacing people.  In a recent article, “San Francisco Asks: Where Have All the Children Gone?,” the New York Timesreports that

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Bishop Olmsted cheers the domestic church

The following comes from a Dec. 30 story in the Phoenix Catholic Sun. Fathers and mothers have the ability and responsibility to lead their families to holiness, wrote Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted in an apostolic exhortation published Dec. 30. The

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2018-12-31T10:58:53-08:00December 31st, 2018|Categories: Marriage and Family|Tags: , , |6 Comments