News and Views
Marriage in the News
February 21, 2014
Does cohabiting before marriage lessen one’s chances of divorce? Conventional wisdom might say “yes,” but social science says “no.” Read on for why the “alternative lifestyle” of marriage is a solid foundation for a couple’s future.
January 30, 2014
In his 2014 World Day of Peace message, Pope Francis emphasized the importance of recognizing all human persons as our brothers and sisters – a recognition that begins in our families.
December 18, 2013
Emily Macke looks at a relatively new phenomenon called “co-parenting,” where two (or more) adults contract with each other to have a child, without any expectations of relationships between them.
November 25, 2013
Is it possible to marry yourself? How about an inanimate object? Reflecting on recent trends, Emily Macke writes about the importance of *another person* to the communion of man and woman that is marriage.
November 6, 2013
In new research on divorce, Catholics enjoy a lower-than-average divorce rate – a sign of hope. But marriage rates continue to be low among both Catholics and the general public – a sign of concern and a reminder of the need to encourage young people to embrace the vocation of lifelong marriage.
October 18, 2013
During a recent visit to his namesake’s hometown of Assisi, Pope Francis spoke to young people about the vocation of marriage. “Don’t be afraid to take definitive steps, such as that of marriage,” said the Holy Father.
October 11, 2013
Two secular magazines recently admitted women’s growing discontent with the Pill. Tired of the unpleasant side effects of hormonal contraception, some women are resorting to the withdrawal method as a way of preventing pregnancy; others are re-discovering fertility awareness-based methods. These trends suggest that the time is ripe to encourage men and women to reconsider the Church’s rich teaching on human sexuality.