RC Synod’s chief organizer seized books by top cardinals defending Church’s marriage teachings

Feb 27, 2015 by

By Hilary White, LifeSite: Allegations have surfaced this week that the lead organizer of the Vatican’s controversial Synod on the Family in October personally intervened to block the distribution of a book distributed by high-ranking cardinals, including Cardinal Raymond Burke, that defended the Church’s teachings on marriage. Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, general secretary for the Synod of Bishops, who became the focus of much criticism from bishops at the Synod for allegedly...

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Important joint statement on marriage

Feb 25, 2015 by

The two shall become one flesh: reclaiming marriage By Evangelicals and Catholics Together, First Things: In the Gospel of St. Mark, the Lord Jesus teaches that “from the beginning of creation ‘God made them male and female.’” He then declares a great and beautiful truth inscribed in creation: “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. So they are no longer two but one flesh” (Mark 10:6–8). For centuries, Christians...

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If Love Is Love, Why Not Three Men ‘Marrying’?

Feb 25, 2015 by

By Michael Brown, Charisma News: If “love is love” and “everyone should have the right to marry the one they love,” then why can’t any number of people come together in “marriage”? On Valentine’s Day, three men in Thailand were “married,” and immediately, they became an Internet sensation. As reported on gaystarnews.com, when Joke, Bell and Art posted their “wedding” pictures online, “the Internet went crazy,”...

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Slovak Voters Say ‘YES’ In Family Referendum

Feb 11, 2015 by

From CitizenGo: Last weekend, Slovak voters cast their ballots overwhelmingly in favour of marriage and the natural family in a nationwide referendum. The results showed that over 90% of the electorate voted in favour of family and marriage on all three questions (listed below). Question One – defining marriage as between one man and one woman – received the most support, with a huge 94.50% approval from voters. This is a massive victory for the natural family, and the support of...

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Now one in three children has parents who are not married

Feb 2, 2015 by

By Steve Doughty, Mailonline: More than a third of children now live with unmarried parents in non-traditional families, according to official figures. Only 63 per cent of dependent youngsters lived in a home headed by a married couple last year, according to the Office for National Statistics – a drop of three percentage points on 2004. By contrast, the proportion of dependent children – classed as under-16s and those aged 16 to 18 in school or college – living with cohabiting parents rose...

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At last married couples get a tax break – will the PM be boasting?

Jan 31, 2015 by

By Fraser Nelson, Telegraph: Although he has only done it once, David Cameron is famously keen on marriage. When he became Prime Minister, he stood on the steps of Downing Street and declared that his Government would be unashamedly pro-family. He knew that British politicians tend to shy away from the subject but he intended to be different: as he put it, family was at the centre of his life and at the heart of his politics. He would tell his aides that he’d be the most pro-marriage Tory...

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