Court protects unborn child

Alabama Supreme Court
Recognizes Unborn as 'Children'
WASHINGTON, D.C., January 15, 2013 -- An Alabama Supreme Court decision recognizing the unborn as persons deserving of legal protections could have significant implications in ending abortion in the U.S., say pro-life advocates.

Population crisis California Children

Report Shows
Children Crucial

To California's Future
-- A new report has found “fresh impetus” for nurturing California children due to the combination of falling birthrates, retiring Baby Boomers, and reduced immigration in the state.

“We are certainly not seduced by the naïve expectation that, faced with the great challenges of our time, we shall find some magic formula. No, we shall not be saved by a formula but by a Person, and the assurance which he gives us: I am with you!”
      Blessed John Paul II
     "At the Begining of the
      New Mellenium"

A New Grammar for the Year of Faith
NEW YORK, January 4, 2013 – A New Grammar for the Year of Faith It is the grammar that has in Jesus son of God and son of man its ultimate and definitive center. This "mystical" dimension of Christianity is also the heart of Vatican Council II. A theologian from New York takes part in the discussion opened by "www.chiesa" in Rome.

Catholic Witness to a Nation Divided

"Catholic Witness In A Nation Divided"
A National Conference About the Future

LANSING, MI, January 2, 2013--Catholics and many others around the country have lost a bit of faith, hope, and joy after this year's election. To chart a new course for Catholics, Ave Maria Radio will sponsor a day long conference Saturday, January 12 in Michigan called "Catholic Witness In A Nation Divided."


Virgin of Guadalupe
the Best Evangelist,
Supreme Knight Reflects

ROME, Italy, December 10, 2012 -- Our Lady of Guadalupe is the model for evangelization, especially in America, according to Carl Anderson, head of the Knights of Columbus. 


Supreme Court to Hear
Prop 8 and a DOMA Cases

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, December 7, 2012 --  "We have good news to share with you today" said Bill May in an email to CCG leaders and subscribers. "A few hours ago, the Supreme Court granted the petition of Prop 8 marriage proponents and has agreed to review the lower courts' decision to overturn it. We always knew that this case needed to be decided at the Supreme Court and have been praying that they would take the case. In addition, the Court decided to hear the first of a growing number of cases attacking the Federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)."

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone

Bishops Urge Catholics To Pray For
Life, Marriage, Religious Liberty

"Part of a Movement"
WASHINGTON, DC, December 6, 2012 —The U.S. Catholic bishops have launched a pastoral strategy addressing critical life, marriage and religious liberty concerns. The five-part strategy or call to prayer was approved by the bishops in November and is set to begin after Christmas. The overall focus is to invite Catholics to pray for rebuilding a culture favorable to life and marriage and for increased protections of religious liberty.

Cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois

The Reawakening of the Church of France
Unites Catholics and Non-Catholics in
Support of Marriage

ROME, December 7, 2012 -- Its public opposition to the law on homosexual marriages is finding agreement even among non-Catholics and nonbelievers. The archbishop of Paris at the lead of the new course. The experiment of the "creative minority"

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Pornography Destroys Relationships

Undermines Love, Destroys Marriages
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, December 5, 2012--Theology of the Body writer, Christopher West claims that up to 80% of adult Catholic men have used pornography and that up to 40% use it compulsively. Jeff Cavins, author of the Bible study program "The Great Adventure", claims a similar number; worse, he also claims that the wives always know something is wrong in such a marriage.  Even without any 'real' pornography, we are typically exposed to 15-20 sexually suggestive (or worse) situations during every hour of primetime television.

Judge Blocks CA 'Gay Therapy' Law
Over Free Speech Concerns

SACRAMENTO, CA, December 5, 2012 -- A federal judge has temporarily blocked a California law that bars therapy to change the behaviors or orientations of those with same-sex attractions under 18, ruling that a lawsuit against it will likely succeed on free speech grounds.

Leonardo Defillipis, St Luke Productions

Video Message of Hope
The New Evangelization
BATTLE GROUND, WA, November 28, 2012-- As we approach the Christmas season, we are reminded that our hope is in Jesus Christ. Now, in the Year of Faith, we renew our hope by immersing ourselves anew in the teachings of the Church and refocusing on a personal encounter with the God who loved us first -- an encounter with an event that becomes present in the celebration of the Eucharist every day. How fortunate are we who share this gift of faith -- this knowledge. How fortunate are we to be in intimate communion with each other through the one who poured himself out for each and therefore for all. How fortunate are we to know we are so loved.

Archbishop Charles Chaput, Philadelpia

- The current Year of Faith is an opportunity to counter the cultural relativism that plagues modern society and that has led many in the Church to deny Catholic teaching on important topics, said Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia.

Impressionistic painting of a family

How Parental Attitudes are
Shaping Children and Shaping the Culture
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, November 16, 2012-- If you have ever wondered what might be in the mind of the parents who are moulding the attitudes of the younger generation, you may be interested in a three-year study of the “Culture of American Families” that has just been released by the University of Virginia’s Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture. Many parents - not to mention politicians, journalists, academics and public servants - will be fascinated by the insight that this study offers into the divisions that are shaping the future of the United States and that will inevitably flow on to other “advanced economies” as well.


Jesus Expressed the Faith
in Small 'tweets,' Cardinal Says
ROME, ITALY, November 14, 2012 -- A Vatican official urged Catholics to share the Gospel in a concise and eloquent way like Jesus, “who used only 78 Greek characters to express the faith, barely half of the amount used for a message on Twitter today.”

Divorced Should be Embraced
with Kindness, Priest Underscores

ROME, ITALY, November 14, 2012 -- An Italian priest who serves as a spiritual director for dozens of divorced Catholics in Rome said that the Church needs to lovingly embrace its members who have suffered from separation.

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