U.S. bishops favor family-leave bill

The U.S. bishops’ conference praised legislative efforts to secure family leave policies, after a Senate bill was introduced that would allow new parents to draw two months of Social Security benefits while they care for their new child. The bill,

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2018-08-05T19:34:14-07:00August 6th, 2018|Categories: Marriage and Family, Politics|Tags: , , |1 Comment

U.S. House committee seeks protection for religious adoption agencies

The House Appropriations Committee moved to protect the conscience rights and religious freedom of faith-based adoption agencies on Wednesday. The committee adopted an amendment to an upcoming funding bill that would preserve federal funding for agencies who do not want

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Cardinal: priests have no credibility to prepare couples for marriage

The Vatican official leading the Church’s office for laity, family, and life has said that priests do not have the credibility or experience to prepare couples for marriage. The official made similar remarks to Catholic leaders in September 2017. During

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What went wrong?

I recently received a letter from a young Catholic husband and father in which he observed: “Peers of mine who are converts or reverts have specifically cited teachings like ‘Humanae Vitae,’ ‘Familiaris Consortio,’ and ‘Veritatis Splendor’ as beacons that set

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“In this atmosphere it’s much easier to hear God’s call”

Statistics suggest that faith-based homeschooling has a crucial role in producing vocations. Data from a 2017 survey by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (Cara) at Georgetown University shows that nearly one in 10 young men in formation

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2018-06-18T12:52:38-07:00June 18th, 2018|Categories: Education, Marriage and Family|Tags: , |0 Comments

Critics plan rival conference to World Meeting of Families

Critics of the Vatican-backed World Meeting of Families have announced a parallel conference to be held at the same time. The World Meeting of Families is set to be held in Dublin in August, and the alternative series, the Conference

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Still birth tax credit measure stalls in California legislature

A recent pro-life legislative proposal, which even managed to garner significant support from Democratic legislators, was held in fiscal committee and will not advance any further this year. Assembly Bill 2259, authored by Assemblymember Jim Patterson (R-Fresno) sought to establish

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2018-06-06T14:46:20-07:00June 6th, 2018|Categories: Marriage and Family|Tags: , , |1 Comment

San Bernardino Bishop: Trump Administration immigration policy is an attack on the family

The following is an excerpt from a recent writing of Bishop Gerald Barnes of San Bernardino: We are called to take notice of and respond to specific situations and challenges that impact family life. One very painful and egregious example

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Vatican: Sports okay on Sunday, just don’t miss Mass

A new Vatican document cautions against the dangers of highly competitive children’s sports, political and economic pressures on athletes to win “at all costs” and the unsportsmanlike or violent behaviour of fans. The document, “Giving the Best of Yourself,” also

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2018-06-03T09:56:32-07:00June 3rd, 2018|Categories: Arts and Culture, Marriage and Family|Tags: , , , |3 Comments