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Family is Under 'Permanent Attack' by United Nations, Says Cardinal
GUADALAJARA, Mexico, October 7, 2010  - The Cardinal Archbishop of Guadalajara, Mexico, Juan Sandoval Iñiguez, gave a speech Sunday in which he lashed out at the United Nations and other international organizations that he says are running a campaign to destroy the family.


Gay Rights Groups Target ‘Communities of color’
Attempt to change minority attitudes on marriage
SAN FRANCISCO, October 5, 2010 -- The Horizons Foundation, the nation’s oldest LGBT foundation, is opening up a new front in California’s battle over the definition of marriage. In 2010, Horizons is awarding $350,000 in grants to organizations throughout California to “help build bridges and support for same-sex marriage in communities of color.”


CA Victory for Marriage -- SB 906 Vetoed
Your Petitions Delivered Last Friday
Governor Vetoed Anti-Marriage Bill
SACRAMENTO, October 1, 2010 -- At the final deadline for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to sign or veto bills from this legislative session, he surprised us by vetoing SB 906, the “Trojan Horse” marriage bill sponsored by organizations working to undermine Prop 8 and marriage between a man and a woman.


Poverty --  The High Cost of Marriage Breakdown
ROME, September. 26, 2010 - The U.S. Census Bureau released the latest figures on income and poverty on Sept. 16. According to the report the official U.S. poverty rate in 2009 was 14.3%, up from 13.2% in 2008. In raw numbers this adds up to 43.6 million people in poverty in 2009, compared to 39.8 million in 2008.


NY Gov. Signs Bill Allowing “Unmarried” Partners to Adopt
ALBANY, NY, September 22, 2010 – New York will now allow unmarried partners – heterosexual and homosexual – to adopt a child together under new legislation signed into law on Sunday by Gov. David Paterson. The measure also allows same-sex couples with marriage licenses from other states to adopt children as well.


Florida Appeals Court Rejects Homosexual Adoption Ban
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, September 22, 2010 – The Florida Third District Court of Appeal has ruled that Florida’s 33-year-old law preventing homosexual couples from adopting violates the equal protection clause of the state constitution.


Midwest Catholic Bishops Exhort Flocks to Fight for Marriage
DES MOINES, IA, September 21, 2010 – The Catholic bishops of Iowa and Minnesota are sending Catholics a strong message this year: get out of the pews and into the political arena to protect marriage in their state constitutions.


"Marriage and Children—Reshaping the Dialog to Reflect the Human Reality"
Video -- Manhattan Forum Lecture July 27, 2010

Catholics for the Common Good Chairman, William B. May, presents the Seventh Manattan Forum Lecture in the monthly series that culminated in a day long conference on the Manhattan Declaration on September 18, 2010 in Danville, CA. May who led the Catholic response in the Prop 8 campaign, discusses how to apply the lessons of Prop 8 to rebuilding a marriage culture.


Catholic Marriages Plummet in Britain
LONDON, September 13, 2010  – In the lead-up to the pope’s visit, the Catholic bishops have striven to create a positive spin on the situation of the Catholic Church in Britain, but statistics have shown dramatic drops in most indicators of Catholic life since the 1982 visit of Pope John Paul II. Most significant, particularly in the light of Pope Benedict’s emphasis on the value of marriage, has been the precipitous drop in Catholic weddings in all dioceses in the country.


Texas Court Upholds Ban on Gay ‘Marriage’
DALLAS, Texas, September 3, 2010  - A Texas appeals court has struck down a trial court’s ruling Tuesday that the state’s ban on same-sex “marriage” violated the rights of a homosexual couple seeking a divorce. The court declared that “the natural ability to procreate” constituted the rational basis to restrict marriage to a man and a woman.


ACTION COMPLETED

Sign Petition: Stop Latest Attempt to Undermine Prop 8
Demand Veto of California “Trojan Horse” Marriage Bill
 SACRAMENTO, September 1, 2010 – The California legislature has sent to the Governor's desk SB 906, a Trojan horse marriage bill designed to help undermine Prop 8. Join thousands of California voters by signing a petition to send a strong message for the Governor to veto this latest slap at the more than 7 million voters who passed the initiative to define marriage between a man and a woman in November 2008.


ACTION ALERT

Do You Know What is Being Taught to Your Children?
Exercise Your Right To Opt Out

California parents have a narrow window to opt their children out of objectionable "educational" content at the beginning of every school year. It is tricky, so parents must pay close attention. While this article pertains to California public schools, it provides good information that could be helpful to parents of children in private schools and schools in other states. Check private school policies or laws in other states.


"Catholic" Group Organizes to
Challenges Church Teaching on Homosexuality

WASHINGTON, August 23, 2010 - A cadre of homosexualist activists are preparing to launch a new group, Catholics for Equality, whose self-proclaimed mission is to lead lay Catholics away from the institutional Church's teaching on sexuality and encourage support for homosexual "marriage."


SB 906 Passes Assembly 51 to 26
Moves to Senate then to Governor's Desk
SACRAMENTO, August 19, 2010—SB 906, the Trojan Horse marriage bill, passed the CA State Assembly August 19 with 51 votes. CCG opposed this bill (see details).The affirmative votes included those of two Republicans—Sam Blakeslee of San Louis Obispo and Nathan Fletcher of San Diego. Two Assemblymembers abstained from voting, both Democrats—Wilmer Carter of Rialto and Cathleen Galgiani of Tracy.


Teach my child that, and you’ll be sorry
July 30, 2010 --It is not what you would want to read before breakfast, but it's the sex menu they are serving up to children.




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