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Pew Research: Continuing Rise in Cohabitation

By Renee Stepler

(Pew Research) — As marriage rates have fallen, the number of U.S. adults in cohabiting relationships has continued to climb, reaching about 18 million in 2016. This is up 29 percent since 2007, when 14 … Read more

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A Handbook for Faithfully Interpreting Amoris Laetitia

Editor’s Note: This interview not only provides badly needed clarification regarding the confusion over different interpretations of the post-synodal apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia,” it also includes important insights on the development of Catholic teaching, which guided by the Holy Read more

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Reflection: Marriage, and God, are Found in the Ordinary

Editor’s Note: This homily by Father John Hollowell was given on World Marriage Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. It provides a valuable reflection on marriage in God’s plan.

Readings from Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Lectionary Cycle – Year A

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Christian Hope and False Idols

Editor’s Note: A good way to think of hope is as an expectation.  This is from Pope Francis’ continuing catechesis on Christian hope in January 2017.


Dear Brothers and Sisters, Good morning!

In the month of December and in the … Read more

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Society’s Crisis in Masculinity, A Call to Battle

Into the Breach, Men

The Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted and the Diocese of Phoenix has launched an initiative for men that deals with the crisis of masculinity in our culture and the increase in fatherlessness.

The bishop promulgation an … Read more

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How the New Curriculum Undermines the Family

By Bill May

While spending time with children and grandchildren over Christmas, I couldn’t help but think about how our families and children are under attack in ways many fail to appreciate. As one good Catholic mother shared her daughter’s … Read more

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Reframing the Marriage Dialogue Reveals Reality

Editor’s Note: This is the text of the Marriage Reality Movement’s updated pamphlet “Reframing the Marriage Dialogue Reveals Reality.”

Every child has the right to be brought up within marriage, the Catholic Church teaches. “It is through the secure and Read more

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What is Marriage in Reality?

This is a question people have been struggling with, and efforts to clearly define marriage have been elusive. Is it for the happiness of adults? Is it a sexual relationship? Is it for formalizing committed relationships between people who love … Read more

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Understating the Marriage ‘Commitment’

The better term for communicating the reality of marriage is “irreplaceability”

By Bill May

Today, many think of marriage as merely a “committed relationship” between a man and a woman that is related to the fulfillment of the spouses and, … Read more

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Thomas Aquinas and the Art of Making a Public Argument

Editor’s Note: This article has key points that protagonists for marriage reality should reflect on. Acknowledging opponents arguments and what is valid from their perspective is respectful and reinforces that you have heard them. Then people will be more open Read more

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Explaining the Reality of Marriage

Editor’s Note: The complete text of the pamphlet “Explaining the Reality of Marriage to Family and Friends” follows. This pamphlet was originally written for and published by the USCCB Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities.


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Cardinal Wuerl Responds to “Aggressive Gender Ideology” with Reality

CWN — Lamenting “aggressive gender ideology” and criticizing the Obama administration’s recent letter on the use of bathrooms and locker rooms by public school students who state they are transgendered, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington emphasized in a recent blog … Read more

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Time for Healing, not Lamenting

Editor’s Note: There is much to reflect on in this article by Bishop Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska. He draws our attention to the victims of the coercive effort by the Obama Administration to force gender ideology on our children. “Real Read more

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Cardinals Address Amoris Laetitia; CDF Prefect Says Church’s Teaching has not Changed

MRM Analysis: We are grateful to our friends at Catholic World News for this thoughful summary of comments on Pope Francis Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia. They provide a very valuable service for coverage and analysis of Church news.

Cardinal Gerhard … Read more

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Married and Consecrated People in the Church

Fourth in a series

The reality of marriage, presented in a homily to Pope Francis and his associates during Lent 2016, by the Preacher of the Pontifical Household, Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM, Cap.

Even though we consecrated religious do not … Read more

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Know the Difference Between Sin and Sinner, Pope Francis Says

Editor’s Note: Marriage Reality Movement members are often dealing with family members and friends who have adopted life-styles that involve sexual relations outside of marriage. Some take on an identity associated with such life styles which provides further distractions. The Read more

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How Pope Francis Thinks We Should Change Marriage Prep

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — Among the less-noticed passages of Pope Francis’ new exhortation was a lengthy section on marriage preparation, a subject that the pontiff has repeatedly spoken on, calling for additional focus at the diocesan and … Read more

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How to Draw Your Child Back to the Church

The movement to take back marriage for our children and family is going to take many resources and the contributions of many individuals and organization. Brandon Vogt has recently published a book and is developing resources including videos that can … Read more

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Marriage and Family in Gaudium et Spes and Today

Editor’s Note: This is an important series that provides one of the clearest summaries on Biblical and Church teaching on marriage in the light of Vatican II and the teachings of St. Pope John Paul II. It will provide you Read more

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Reflection About Love: God Wants Your Happiness

By Father George Schultze, S.J.

Marriage Reality Movement’s theological advisor Father George Schultze, SJ, presents a Newman Night lecture to the Catholic Community at Stanford University entitled “God Wants Your Happiness: Catholic Ethics & Living a Happy Life.” Part of … Read more