Bishop Savatore Cordileone, Bishop of Oakland, Chair USCCB Subcommittee on Promotion and Defense of Marriage,  CCG Adviser

Bishop Cordileone Expresses Grave Disappointment
NY Marriage redefinition:
An “abandonment of the common good”

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2011—In response to last Friday’s enactment of a law redefining marriage in the State of New York, Bishop Salvatore J. Cordileone, chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, expressed “grave disappointment with the legislature’s abandonment of the common good.”

-- The New York legislature’s passage of a gay “marriage” bill will undermine families and will enable efforts to sanction those who preach the true nature of marriage, the state’s Catholic bishops said June 24.

And Now There Are Six - Redefining Marriage
Is There a Bright Side?
Commentary by Michael Cook,
June 28, 2011-- The legalisation of same-sex marriage in the state of New York is not altogether bad news. It could wake up voters in other states – and other countries – to the strengths of the push for “marriage equality” and to the weaknesses of the defence of traditional marriage.

SB 48 Advances on Party-Line Vote
LA Times: Why Oppose SB 48?
             CCG's Reasons or Theirs

Thank You to All Who Came to Testify
SAN FRANCISCO, June 23, 2011--Yesterday, the Assembly Education Committee passed SB 48 on a 7-4 party-line vote. The bill that will sexualize K-12 curriculum and textbooks. This was not unexpected. But, something unexpected did happen. The LA Times ran another editorial, this time calling for a debate between their reasons for opposing SB 48 and those of Catholics for the Common Good. <--break->

NY Senators Delay Vote to Redefine Marriage
Possibility Still Looms
ALBANY, NY, June 21, 2011 -- New York state senators did not reach a conclusion about homosexual "marriage" as the Senate met before its summer recess on June 20.

CA Legislature:
Children Should Decide on Controversial Vacinations

CA Assemblymember Toni Atkins author of AB499 children consent for STD vaccinations, Guardasil vaccine HPV

SACRAMENTO, June 13, 2011(updated)--The California Assembly says parents should have no say over whether their children, 12 years and older, receive preventative medical treatment and vacinations related to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The child's consent is enough. The bill, AB 499, has moved to the state Senate and will surely pass unless parents mobilize to protect their rights and the rights of their children to have the benefit of their parents' loving counsel concerning treatment that effects children's health and welfare.

Archbishop Appeals to NY Legislators
The True Meaning of Marriage
NEW YORK, June 12, 2011-- The stampede is on.  Our elected senators who have stood courageous in their refusal to capitulate on the state’s presumption to redefine marriage are reporting unrelenting pressure to cave-in.

Illinois Catholic Charities suing state over adoption rules|
CHICAGO, IL, June 8, 2011 - Catholic Charities offices from three dioceses in Illinois have filed suit against the state after having to shut down their adoption and foster care services following the enactment of the state's civil union law on June 1.

Illinois Catholic Charities:
Penalized for Putting ‘Best Interest of the Child’ First

National Catholic Register Article by William B. May, Catholics for the Common Good

SAN FRANCISCO, May 28, 2011 The implementation of the new civil-union law in Illinois is leading to a showdown between Catholic Charities as a provider of adoption services for children and a state law that places the private interest of adults over the human rights of children. Catholic Charities will actually be put in jeopardy of lawsuits and losing public funds to serve the poor if they refuse to deprive children they serve of married mothers and fathers. How crazy is that?

Blessed John Paul the Great, inpiration for Catholics for the Common Good & Stand with Children Project on marriage and family
Blessed John
Paul II

John Paul II: A Modern Day Thomas Aquinas?
His Impact on the Church and this Movement
SAN FRANCISCO, April 29, 2011-- This weekend will be historic as we witness the beatification of John Paul the Great, the person who was the inspiration for Catholics for the Common Good and so many other movements for the evangelization of culture. Father Richard Hogan has called John Paul the Great the Thomas Aquinas of our time.

Study: Gay Teens Five Times
More Likely to Attempt Suicide

NEW YORK, April 29, 2011 - Teens who self-identify as homosexual are five times more likely than their heterosexual counterparts to attempt suicide, according to a study released last week.

Intentionally Depriving a Child of
Her Mother or Father
a "Human Right"?
Absurd by Claim Commission
WASHINGTON, April 27, 2011—The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has ruled that Costa Rica must legalize in vitro fertilization (IVF) or face penalties for alleged violations of human rights protected by international law. “They have effectively said, the right to create a child with the intention of depriving that child of knowing and being cared for by his or her mother and father is a human right specific to adults. That is absurd,” exclaimed CCG chairman William B. May.

Rhode Island House Speaker Admits
Bill to Redefine Marriage Dead
PROVIDENCE, April 27, 2011-- A top legislative supporter of [redefining marriage to accomodate same-sex couples] in Rhode Island has conceded that there is too much opposition in the state Senate for the state’s [so-called] gay “marriage” bill to pass, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.

Retired Judge Vaugh Walker Prop 8 decision motion to vacate

Motion Filed to Throw Out Walker Prop 8 Decision
Cites Judge’s Conflict of Interest
Long-Term Gay Relationship Similar to Plaintiffs’
SAN FRANCISCO, April 25, 2011-- This afternoon, attorneys for filed a motion asking the U.S. District Court to throw out former Judge Vaughn Walker’s decision invalidating Prop 8 on the grounds that Walker failed to disclose a long-term, same-sex relationship, and should have disqualified himself before trial.

Former Solicitor General Paul Clement hired to defend DOMA

DOMA Attorney Forced to Resign from Firm
WASHINGTON, DC, April 25, 2011-- On April 17, Speaker of the House John Boehner announced that former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement was hired to defend the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Within the week, Clement had been forced to resign from his law firm. This is just the latest example of the heavy-handed tactics of gay rights' groups in their effort to redefine marriage and stifle any dissent. 

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