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Calming the Perfect Storm - Msgr. J. Brian Bransfield

The teachings of Karol Wojtyla help us to recover the forgotten truth about what it means to be human.   New  Read more...

Answering Advocates of Gay Marriage - Katherine Young and Paul Nathanson

Attention: The Catholic Education Resource Center notes that the persons writing this article are neither Catholic nor in full agreement with the Church's teaching on homosexuality. Nevertheless, the urgency of the issue of gay marriage at this time and the compelling arguments raised against it here, make this paper an important resource.   Popular  Read more...

5 Things You Need to Know About the Supreme Court's Marriage Cases - Ryan T. Anderson

Next week the Supreme Court will decide two cases dealing with the definition of marriage.  Read more...

A Bill That Will Profoundly Divide Canada - Cardinal Marc Ouellet

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, Archbishop of Quebec, presented the following brief on behalf of the Canadian bishops’ conference, on Bill C-38, the bill redefining marriage, to the members of the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs.  Read more...

A Civil Argument About Dignity, Beliefs and Marriage - Iain T. Benson

Iain T. Benson addressed the Parliamentary Legislative Committee on Bill 38 on June 14th in Ottawa.   Read more...

A Defining Moment: Marriage, the Courts, and the Constitution - Matthew Spaulding

What was once an important debate over the nature, purpose, and legal status of marriage has emerged as a critical national issue, the resolution of which will shape the future of our society and the course of constitutional government in the United States.  Read more...

A Marriage Not Made in Heaven - Roger Scruton

David Cameron was way ahead of Barack Obama in "coming out."  Read more...

A Simple Secret for Better Sex, Marriages, Health and Society - Carrie Gress

Want better sex?  And stronger marriage?  Hope to avoid breast cancer?  Want fewer social problems?  Don't contracept.  Read more...

A skewed view of stay-at-home motherhood - Colleen Carroll Campbell

There I was, bleary-eyed after another night of round-the-clock feedings and struggling to balance the morning's newspaper on my lap as I nursed two squirming infants, when I read the latest rap on stay-at-home mothers.  Read more...

All in the family - John Leo

Why a strong, intact home life is the biggest single factor in raising good, successful kids.  Read more...

An atheist identifies 'the central problem with the gay marriage agenda' - Carl E. Olson

What is the central problem?  Read more...

An Unwed Mother for Quayle - RICHARD JOHN NEUHAUS

Some readers may remember the squall over Dan Quayle and Murphy Brown.  Read more...

Annulments, Justice, and Marital Healing - Dr. Richard Fitzgibbons, M.D.

Given all the recent talk about divorce, remarriage, and reception of Communion in Rome, it’s urgent to think once more about annulments.   Read more...

Archbishop Cordileone states the case for preserving the definition of marriage - Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone chairs the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage. Here are his views on the subject in response to questions from USA Today.   Read more...

Are children a form of wealth? - Mollie Hemingway

In my religious community, having many children is considered an extraordinary gift from God. In my cultural circles, it gets you mocked as an idiot of epic proportions. It may sound silly, but I had never felt that disconnect between my two worlds so strongly.  Read more...

Baby Paul's heart, and ours - Sherry Antonetti

In every Catholic wedding, the priest asks the question, "Will you accept the blessing of children lovingly from God," and the couple responds.  Read more...

Bi-sexual Marriages and Polygamy - Iain T. Benson

Why don't "sexual orientation" activists argue in favour of bi-sexual marriage?  Read more...

Boomerang - Colleen Carroll Campbell

Marrying young is not the answer for everyone, of course. But neither is it the foolhardy move that our popular culture portrays it to be.   Read more...

Building a Civilization of Truth and Love - Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone

The following address by Archbishop Cordileone titled "Building a Civilization of Truth and Love" was delivered at the March for Marriage on June 19, 2014 in Washington D.C.  Read more...

Can the Recession Save Marriage? - W. Bradford Wilcox

There may be a silver lining in all this financial pain.   Read more...

Can't Buy Me Love - Charles Colson

Are We Becoming Marital Consumers?  Read more...

Catholic Social Teaching: Leo XIII Decried the Pernicious Impact of Divorce - Anthony Esolen

To understand why it is not good for the boy and girl to be alone, to understand their toddling steps into the land of marriage, each sex completed by the other, is to begin to understand Catholic Social Teaching.  Read more...

Cheerleading for Divorce - Jennifer Roback Morse

“51% of Women Are Now Living Without Spouse,” the New York Times trumpeted last week. Is this something to celebrate, as the paper of record seemed to do? And more importantly, is it even true?  Read more...

Children at Risk - W. Bradford Wilcox

A small but growing number of left-leaning scholars are regularly entering the public square to talk about the important role that religion, marriage, and civic participation play in fostering the common good.  Read more...

Contraceptive References in the Bible - Fr. William Saunders

In explaining the Church's teaching about contraception, many people mistakenly think that this teaching is relatively new, something which occurred with Humanae Vitae in 1968.  Read more...


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