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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Only half of US children are being raised by their married parents

One in two: that is the current number of children in the U.S. who are being raised by both their married biological parents throughout their childhood. “This figure is based on the proportion of 17-and-18-year-old high school students who were

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2018-03-07T07:10:39-08:00March 7th, 2018|Categories: Marriage and Family|Tags: , , , |9 Comments

Pope Francis establishes new theological institute for marriage and family

On Tuesday Pope Francis issued a new motu proprio changing the legal status of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, making it a theological institute charged with studying marriage and the family from a scientific perspective. The

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2017-09-20T10:36:32-08:00September 20th, 2017|Categories: Marriage and Family|Tags: , , |8 Comments

Pope Francis’ post-synod document to be released April 8

The following comes from a March 31 Catholic News Agency article by Elise Harris: The Vatican announced Thursday that Pope Francis’ highly anticipated post-synodal apostolic exhortation on the gifts and challenges of family life will be published April 8. Titled

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2016-03-31T14:03:39-08:00March 31st, 2016|Categories: Vatican News|Tags: , , |8 Comments

Just because my son’s a priest doesn’t mean I’m a theologian

The following comes from a November 24 Catholic Sun article by Lindsay Wantland:. Carla Sperry never expected to be looked at as an expert in the Catholic faith. “Sometimes, even when my son was in the seminary, people would come up to

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2015-11-27T12:09:21-08:00November 27th, 2015|Categories: Church life|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

Conservative professor hounded out of his job by LGBT groups

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

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Bishops hope to clear up confusion before Synod

The following comes from a May 29 LifeSiteNews article by Lisa Bourne and John-Henry Westen: “The Synod is a solely consultative assembly that has no Magisterial weight in and of itself.” “Neither the Synod of Bishops nor any other Church authority

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