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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2019-05-29T15:53:26-07:00May 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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2019-02-11T11:56:37-07:00February 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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2018-12-31T10:58:53-07:00December 31st, 2018|Categories: Marriage and Family|Tags: , , |6 Comments

Two California bishops nominated to lead USCCB committees

When the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop convenes next week, much of the attention with focus on how the bishops will address the recent clerical abuse scandals. But the bishops will also be electing new leadership for six of

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Abortion and Congress – what will local Catholics and Evangelicals do?

The following comes from an August 9 press release Planned Parenthood Action Fund today endorsed Mike Levin for Congress in California’s 49th District. “Voters face a stark choice in California’s 49th District this November. On one side, you have Diane

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More than 10,000 sign petition to stop Fr. James Martin from speaking at World Meeting of Families

Over 10,000 people have signed a petition to withdraw an invitation to Fr James Martin from the World Meeting Of Families. The petition, started by the Irish branch of Tradition, Family, Property, opposes Fr Martin’s attendance on the grounds that

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Orange diocese chancellor speaks out on McCarrick scandal

The following is by Pia de Solenni, SThD, the Chancellor of the Diocese of Orange and Theological Advisor to the Bishop. Back in October, when Harvey Weinstein’s exploits [crimes] became public, those of us who have been supportive of the Catholic Church’s

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2018-08-07T12:44:42-07:00August 7th, 2018|Categories: Marriage and Family|Tags: , |15 Comments