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Support Resources for Happier Families

From time to time, families — including children — who are having difficulties can benefit from support from specialized resources, organizations, or counselors. It is important to find resources well-grounded in the faith. Here are some resources recommended by the … Read more

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Talking Points for Taking Back Marriage

When difficult subjects come up at family gatherings about marriage, homosexuality and related subjects, address them by changing the subject in a way that puts the issues into what we call “a more positive frame.” This is called, reframing (See … Read more

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Resistance – Living in Truth

How do we fight this culture that is corrupting our children’s understanding of love, sexuality, marriage and family? Not by anger. Not by hatred. But by love and by resistance. We call this, “living in truth,” after the challenge … Read more

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40 Percent of U.S. Children Born to Unmarried Parents

Rate Increasing Worldwide

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNA) — New data shows that an increasing number of babies worldwide are born to unmarried parents.

The data was released in an annual report published by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA.)… Read more

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Believing and Knowing

Have you ever noticed our opponents on marriage issues precede every lie with the phrase, “We know”? We know children do just as well with two moms or two dads, we know that all children need … Read more

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Family Structure Affects Likelihood of Child Abuse

Editor’s Note: The  principle of marriage and family equality means it is equally good to have families with children deprived of their mother and father united in marriage (irregular families). That’s a lie that every child knows when stated that Read more

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The Cost of Contraception and the Joy of the Gospel of Life

By Bishop James Conley

Southern Nebraska Register — Fewer babies were born in the United States last year than in any other year in the past 30. The birth and the fertility rates in the US continue to plunge, and … Read more

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More Americans Living Together, Having Babies Before Marriage

By Lizzy Joslyn

DENVER, COLO. (CNA) — While the average age of first marriages is higher than ever before, more Americans are cohabiting and having children outside of marriage, according to recent data from the Pew Research Center … Read more

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If We Want to Restore Marriage, We Have to Learn This Technique

We can take back marriage if we start framing the issues in terms that everyone knows are true

By Bill May

(National Catholic Register) — “Framing” is the political term for formulating a clear message in the best … Read more

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Why Did We Forget How to Date?

New documentary looks at the challenges posed by the “hook-up culture.

By Mary Rezac

BOSTON, MA (CNA) — It was about 10 or so years ago when Kerry Cronin, a professor at Boston College, noticed something was up … Read more

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RISE Up and Be a Man

30-day challenge builds masculine and Catholic habits

By Perry West

DENVER, COLO. (CNA/EWTN News) — A new 30-day challenge maps out daily actions for men hoping to live authentic masculine Catholicism by reclaiming the identities of sons, brothers, … Read more

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Let Clarity and Compassion Define Sexual Identity Discussions, Bishops Say

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNA/EWTN News) — In a time of cultural conflict and mistaken ideas about sexual identity, religious leaders have put forth their preferred approach.

Several leading Catholic bishops and other religious leaders have backed the Dec. 15 … Read more

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Consensual Non-Monogamy Bad Math

Journalists and academics are ignoring polyamory’s dark implications

Editor’s Note: Consider the impact on young people from efforts by the academic elite and media to promote what is now called “consensual non-monogamy.” The authors provide some good facts that can Read more

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Boys Will be Boys … but Men Should Know Better

By Frank J. Moncher, Ph.D.

Editor’s Note: Dr. Frank Moncher discusses how  cultural influences form boys as they become men in ways that “nothing is done to protect females from being objectified … This objectification sets the stage for the Read more

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Hate the Sin, but Love the Sinner — How Do I Do That?

Editor’s Note: Father Dwight Longenecker offers some wonderful insights about dealing with situations that are increasingly common in families. How do we witness the reality of the Gospel with charity, something that is especially important for the sake of our Read more

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Remember, the Children are Listening

Turning Minefields into Positive Experiences

By Bill May

Years ago, I lived in Mobile, Alabama, which was a wonderful cultural experience for a north eastern-raised, transplanted Californian. While there, I had the great fortune to meet someone I would call … Read more

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Marriage Catechumenates Taking Hold in the US

The vision of two Synods on the Family for marriage formation is starting to take shape in the U.S.

By Peter Jesserer Smith

DETROIT, (National Catholic Register) — The renewal of Catholic spiritual vigor within the Archdiocese of … Read more

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Marriage Is an Important Tool in the Fight Against Poverty

By W. Bradford Wilcox

Marriage is no “panacea for poverty,” according to a Center for American Progress (CAP) report by Shawn Fremstad released last week. “Marriage Won’t Cure Poverty,” read the Atlantic headline for an article by Rebecca Rosen spotlighting … Read more

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Are You Loving or Using? — Video

By Father John Hollowell

A critical step for taking back marriage and helping young people develop healthy relationships that can lead to marriage is to reintroduce the reality of love. When we use the term, hardly anyone knows what we … Read more

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The Spiritual and Emotional Costs of Porn Use

By Patrick Coffin

Father Sean Kilcawley speaks with a firm, quiet authority about pornography. It’s not just because he’s a priest of the High Priest Jesus Christ, nor that he’s the Theological Advisor to Integrity Restored (www.integrityrestored.com).

It’s … Read more