Poor Cardinal Joachim Meisner of Germany. He has made headlines (even in English language newspapers) by suggesting that Germany had a demographic problem that should not be solved by immigration. Instead, he suggested that women should stay home and have children. As The Local reports: Read more…
Meet our ITAF Gala keynote speaker, Tim Clemente. Tim will be discussing the state of Love in Hollywood! More info on our site, here.
The countdown begins! March 26 is the March for Marriage in Washington DC. Below are five reasons why you should attend. Or, if you can’t make it in person, consider devoting some time to prayer and/or fasting on March 26 for the preservation of marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Read more…
National Organization for Marriage Welcomes Pope Francis, Stalwart Advocate of Natural Marriage and the Rights of Children
“Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio will follow in the steps of Pope Benedict XVI and provide a consistent and strong voice in support of marriage and children.”
– Brian Brown, NOM president –
January 29th, 2013 http://www.thepublicdiscourse.
If the HHS mandate is enforced, our government may provoke a schism in the American Catholic Church and will reduce faithful Catholics to second-class citizenship.
For more than a year, Americans have been lauding or protesting the HHS mandate that requires employers to cover contraceptives, including abortifacients, in their insurance policies. Since many employers don’t object to such a policy, the debate has focused on Catholic employers, who have a moral objection to contraception, and therefore to any requirement that they directly subsidize it. These employers argue, quite plausibly, that the free exercise clause of the Constitution (“Congress shall make no law . . . prohibiting the free exercise [of religion]“) entitles them to a religious exemption from the mandate. Read more…
Not another program but part of a movement for life, marriage and religious liberty
Invitation to ‘prayer and penance,’ Archbishop Cordileone says
Second Fortnight for Freedom June/July being planned
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Catholic bishops have launched a pastoral strategy addressing critical life, marriage and religious liberty concerns. The five-part strategy or call to prayer was approved by the bishops in November and is set to begin after Christmas. The overall focus is to invite Catholics to pray for rebuilding a culture favorable to life and marriage and for increased protections of religious liberty. Read more…
from John J. Myers, Archbishop of Newark
Includes the following sections:
1. What is marriage?
2. Can the truth about marriage be known through reason alone?
3. What does the Catholic Church teach about persons with homosexual attractions?
4. Don’t equality and justice require the state to recognize same-sex unions as marriages? Read more…
The Vatican’s contribution to a high-level UN meeting stressed that laws must be derived from principles of justice that recognize the transcendent value of the human person.
As the Syrian civil war continued to claim victims and fall-out from an anti-Muslim video and French cartoons further soured relations between Islamic and western states, the 67th General Assembly of the United Nations took place last week under the broad theme of the peaceful settlement of international disputes. Read more…
An amazing article from CatholicLane.com.
“What’s going on?” asked the therapist.
“I told my doctor that I am having issues with anxiety. I’ve had three babies in the last four years and just found I’m pregnant again, and no matter how hard I try, I keep having panic attacks. I feel out of control. I’m ready to admit I need help. I have some past issues I need to face, but I don’t know what to do. My doctor said I could talk to you because you have experience helping pregnant women.” It all finally came out, stuttered, yet punctuated, a first plea for professional help. Read more…