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Progressive Inhumanity, Part One: The State against the Family - Anthony Esolen

The family is that natural society where individual liberty and the common good are most nearly reconciled. To deprive it of its rights is to rob people of a great part of what it is to be human.   Read more...

Progressive Inhumanity, Part Two: The State against the Churches - Anthony Esolen

A small town in Vermont has recently been ordered to cease its immemorial tradition of opening meetings with a prayer.   Read more...

Protecting the Traditional Definition of Marriage in Canada - Stephen Harper

Canadian Alliance Leader Stephen Harper blasted the government of Canada in the House of Commons for its failure to protect marriage in what is being described as the best speech Harper has ever delivered. A motion to affirm the traditional heterosexual definition of marriage was defeated by a vote of 132-137 in large part because of the efforts of Catholic Prime Minister Jean Chretien and the lobbying of members of his caucus.   Read more...

Redefining Marriage Away - Robert P. George & David L. Tubbs

Redefining marriage will, of course, fundamentally change the posture of law and public policy toward the meaning and significance of human sexuality, procreation, and the bond between the sexes. Even more important, there are powerful reasons to fear that the proposed redefinition of marriage will destabilize and undermine this already battered institution.  Read more...

Redefining Religious Liberty - Maggie Gallagher

Religious liberty is a deeply American solution to a perennial problem. It means that every individual has a right to pursue ultimate meaning without coercion from the government.   Read more...

Resenting Chastity - Edward R. Sri

Virtue is not something simply lacking in the modern world. It is something many in the modern world actually resent.  Read more...

Restoring the Fullness of Fatherhood - Donald DeMarco

The following 10 paradoxes illustrate the dynamic quality of fatherhood, a quality that invests it with both vitality and depth.  Read more...

Reversing the Deculturation of Fatherhood - Donald DeMarco

Being freed from the "fetters" of fatherhood means that we neither know who we are nor where we are going. In order to recover fatherhood, there must first be a recovery of the fatherhood of God.  Read more...

Sacrilege and Sacrament - Roger Scruton

Roger Scruton's argument in "Sacrilege and Sacrament" is characteristic of the sharp reasoning to be found throughout The Meaning of Marriage: Family, State, Market, and Morals. As Scruton observes, the institution of marriage -- which started out as a sacred, eternal vow and covenant -- has today been reduced to a civil contract. The implications which these changes pose for relations between the sexes, and for the future of society and culture in general are explored.  Read more...

Senate Floor Statement on the Federal Marriage Amendment - Senator Gordon H. Smith

Gordon H. Smith, Republican Senator from the state of Oregon, made the following statement before the U.S. Senate on July 9th in consideration of the Federal Marriage Amendment.  Read more...

Sex and the Empire State - Robert P. George

If you ask, "What can be done going forward around the country to protect religious liberty?" the answer is this: Win the fight to preserve the legal definition of marriage as the conjugal union of husband and wife. Period.  Read more...

Sex and the Married Woman - Cheryl Dickow

My first job after college graduation was as a "Training Specialist" at a large corporation.  I taught computer software classes.    Read more...

Sixty years of commitment - Fr. Raymond De Souza

Should there have been difficulties — and in what marriage are there not? — the Queen and the Duke worked through them and persevered. Marriage vows, after all, do not promise a problem-free life, but perseverance in the face of them.  Read more...

So-Called Gay Marriage: A Dialogue - J. Budziszewski

I'd been tied up with students all morning. No sooner did student number ten leave than student number eleven appeared. It was Theresa.   Read more...

Some Afterthoughts - Archbishop Timothy Dolan

Almost two weeks ago — hauntingly, on the Feast of the Birth of John the Baptist, whom King Herod would behead because the saint dared to defend the God-given truth about marriage — our state sadly attempted a re-definition of marriage.   Read more...

Statement on the Status of Marriage in Canada - Daniel Cere and Douglas Farrow

Over the past year four Canadian courts have ruled that marriage, recognized under the common law as "the union of one man and one woman," is inconsistent with constitutional values in modern Canadian society and offends the equality rights of homosexuals under section 15 of the Charter.  Read more...

Stay at home Mom! - Samantha Grice

As a respected staff writer for The New Yorker, Caitlin Flanagan doesn’t seem like the type of person who would make feminist blood boil, but that’s exactly what her new book is doing.  Read more...

Submission on Marriage - Cardinal George Pell

In response to the subject inquiry, I make the following submissions regarding the nature of marriage and why the laws of the Commonwealth of Australia must continue to recognise and support marriage as meaning the exclusive and permanent union of one man and one woman.  Read more...

Taken Into Custody By Divorce - Jennifer Roback Morse

Most Americans have made their peace with no-fault divorce, believing easy divorce to be an enhancement of individual liberty.  Read more...

Talking About Marriage and Same-Sex Unions - Maggie Gallagher

When their mothers and fathers don't get and stay married, bad things happen to more kids more often.  Read more...

Teddy Roosevelt’s Passion for Family Life Outranked Every Other - William Mattox Jr.

Teddy Roosevelt — a big-game hunter who pioneered the National Park system, built the Panama Canal, and won the Nobel Prize for Peace — packed "more into one life than any ten men of average metabolism." What many commentators fail to notice about this man of noble passions is that his greatest passion was his family.   Read more...

The bride who was groomed for a career - Lee Singh

Growing up, I wish I'd heard more about the roles of wife and mother. An Ivy League mom's lament.  Read more...

The Case Against "Same-Sex Marriage" - Margaret Somerville

This is a brief presented on April 29th, 2003 before the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, Canada. Margaret Somerville is Samuel Gale Professor of Law and Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University's Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law.  Read more...

The Case Against Same-Sex Marriage - Tim Leslie

Assemblyman Tim Leslie offers a compelling argument against same-sex marriage... and has the data to back it up.  Read more...

The Court and Marriage II: The Pretenses of Judicial Restraint - Hadley Arkes

In his book What I Saw in America, G.K. Chesterton recounted his experience in seeing Broadway at night in New York.  Read more...


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