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Saving and Promoting Marriage for Our Children and Society
Despite the efforts to defend against the redefinition of marriage across the country, a redefined marriage disconnected from the interest of children and the foundation of the family is increasingly becoming accepted in the minds of many, especially the young.

CCGI Feature Articles for Faith and Formation

‘Complete My Joy’:
Bishop Olmsted Releases Exhortation on the Family
PHOENIX, AZ December 31, 2018 -- Phoenix bishop seeks intercession of Holy Family for the domestic churches. A must read.

Edward Burne-Jones, “The Adoration of the Magi,” 1904The Epiphany of Celibacy
COMMENTARY: Until Jesus Christ, celibacy was virtually unknown. Our Lord’s celibacy revealed the essence of his mission, and manifested him as the Bridegroom of the Church.

Chaput: The Terrain and Challenge
U.S. Christians Face
VATICAN CITY, October 17, 2018. Archbishop Chaput, in an exclusive interview, addresses why we are losing our children from the faith and the failure of the Church to understand the causes.

Pope: ‘Amoris Laetitia’ Must Be
‘Always in Continuity’
With Church Teaching
WASHINGTON, DC, August 22, 2018  -- A letter from Pope Francis on Amoris laetitia has been published in which the pope says the 2016 apostolic exhortation is “always in continuity” with the traditional teaching of the Church, and must be read and understood “in its entirety and from the beginning.”

Catholic Church's Position On Immigration Reform

Migration and Refugee Services/Office of Migration Policy and Public Affairs
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

August 2013

Cardinal Robert SarahCardinal Sarah Says Fr. Martin's
LGBT Outreach Falls Short
NEW YORK CITY, September 1, 2017 -- Catholic outreach to LGBT individuals must always include the truth about Catholic teaching and chastity, Cardinal Robert Sarah said in an article responding to Jesuit priest Fr. James Martin.

Bishop Conley Reassures Clergy
Over 'Amoris Laetitia'
LINCOLN, NE, December 11, 2016 -- Clarity and renewal can be the fruit of disputes and disagreements, Bishop James Conley of Lincoln said to his priests on Monday, reassuring them in the face of confusion regarding Amoris laetitia.

How the ‘Dubia’ Drama Will End
LONDON, December 2, 2016 -- Pope Francis has declined to answer four cardinals’ ‘doubts’ about his teaching on marriage. The Church is now in uncharted territory.

On theReading of Amoris Laetitia  
in Light of Church Teaching:
A True and Living Icon
PORTLAND, OR, October 14,2016 -- Archbishop Alexander Sample wrote this pastoral letter seeking to correct what he called “troublesome” misuse of Pope Francis’ recent apostolic exhortation on marriage and family life. In it, Archbishop Sample said that Pope Francis’ exhortation, issued in April, has rightly been lauded by Catholics and non-Catholics alike for its pastoral approach. The image of the church as a “field hospital,” the archbishop wrote, is a potent reminder of the services provided by priests, deacons, and parish staffs, as well as the wounded that they care for.

Archbishop Chaput:
Pope Francis Shows Continuity
on Divorce, Remarriage

PHILADELPHIA, July 7, 2016  -- Pope Francis’ teaching on divorce-and-remarriage and the sacraments represents Catholic tradition and shows the way forward for engaging those who are estranged and hurting, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia has said.

Cardinal Ennio Antonelli“Amoris Laetitia.” Basic Tips For Not Losing the Way
ROME, July 6, 2016 – They are formulated by Cardinal Ennio Antonelli, who however asks also for “further guidelines on the part of the competent authority.” To prevent “risks and abuses both among pastors and among the faithful” 

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