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Pope Urges Responsibility for Creation
An Integral Human Development (Video)

Hijacking the Brain — How Pornography Works
WHEATON, IL, February 2, 2010  - We are fast becoming the pornographic society. Over the course of the last decade, explicitly sexual images have crept into advertising, marketing, and virtually every niche of American life. This ambient pornography is now almost everywhere, from the local shopping mall to prime-time television.

Pope Benedict XVI

Holy Family Sunday Message
Safeguard the Family Founded on Marriage

VATICAN CITY, December 27, 2009 (VIS) - Before praying the Angelus on this Sunday of the Holy Family, the Pope reminded the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square that "God wished to reveal Himself by being born in a human family, and hence the human family has become an icon of God.

USCCB Pastoral Letter on Marriage

New Marriage Pastoral Letter From US Bishops
"Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan"

BALTIMORE, MD, November 17, 2009 - The US Bishops, at their annual Fall gathering in Baltimore, approved a new Pastoral Letter yesterday meant to respond to the many cultural attacks on marriage with a comprehensive re-affirmation of Catholic teaching on marriage.

The Future of Humanity Passes
Through Marriage and the Family

In the papal encyclicals from "Humanae Vitae" (1968) to "Evangelium Vitae" (1995) and especially the apostolic exhortation "Familiaris Consortio" (1981) and the magnificent "Letter to Families" (1994), Popes Paul VI and John Paul II have dedicated much attention to marriage and the family in today’s culture. From the first year of his pontificate, John Paul II constantly emphasized: “the family is the way of the Church." The family is a school of communion, based on the values of the Gospel.

 Demise of Fatherhood, First Things, June 2009, Stand with Children, Catholic for the Common Good Institute

"On the Demise of Fatherhood"
A Review

"We are now entering a brave new world, where marriage is easily dissolved before it becomes tyrannical, where parenthood is the product of choice not mere biology, where reproductive technologies allow us to have the children of our own making, and where fathers have finally earned the hard-won freedom to follow their dreams and leave their children behind."

The Human Person in God's Plan of Love
The revelation in Christ of the mystery of God as Trinitarian love is at the same time the revelation of the vocation of the human person to love.

The Family, the Vital Cell of Society
The importance and centrality of the family with regard to the person and society is repeatedly underlined by Sacred Scripture. “It is not good that the man should be alone” (Gen 2:18). From the texts that narrate the creation of man (cf. Gen 1:26-28, 2:7-24) there emerges how — in God's plan — the couple constitutes “the first form of communion between persons”[458].

Pope Benedict: The Human Family, a Community of Peace 
The natural family, as an intimate communion of life and love, based on marriage between a man and a woman, constitutes "the primary place of ‘humanization' for the person and society", and a "cradle of life and love". The family is therefore rightly defined as the first natural society, "a divine institution that stands at the foundation of life of the human person as the prototype of every social order".

Donald DeMarco, PhD, author of Roots of Discrimination, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, weak, unborn, embryo, fetus

Roots of Discrimination
The Universal Nature of the Human Being

John Paul II, in Crossing the Threshold of Hope, refers to “the great anthropocentric shift in philosophy,” in which Descartes redefines the human being in terms of consciousness. Referring to St. Thomas Aquinas, John Paul reiterates that “it is not thought which determines existence, but existence, ‘esse,’ which determines thought!” In other words, it is man who thinks, not thinking that is man.

Pontiff Calls for "Ecology of Man"
Warns Against New Theories of "Gender"

VATICAN CITY, DEC. 22, 2008.- While protecting nature is an essential mission of the Church, it's no more important than protecting the nature of the person, says Benedict XVI.

New Video on the Meaning of Marriage
What is the meaning of marriage? Do mothers and fathers matter? Is protecting marriage bigotry? Does any state have the authority to deny children their right to a mother and a father? What are the consequences of redefining marriage?

Vatican on Legal Recognition of Homosexual Unions (Excerpts)
Why are there absolutely no grounds for giving legal recognition to unions of homosexual persons? A Vatican document addresses this question, presenting the natural truth about marriage to show why the common good requires the protection and promotion of marriage between a man and a woman as the basis of the family, and why laws favoring homosexual unions are contrary to reason, obscure basic moral values and cause a devaluation of marriage.

US Bishops on Marriage and Same-Sex Unions
Marriage Only Between One Man and One Woman

What is marriage? Why can it exist only between a man and a woman? Why is it important for the society to keep it exclusively as a union between a man and a woman? Now is a good time to look at the answers to these and other related questions provided by the US Bishops.

CCG adviser, Professor William E. May
Explores the Meaning of the "Good of the Spouses" in Marriage

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