September 28, 2014

The Erosion of Marriage

COMMENTARY: Rejecting the objective form of marriage, rooted in nature, opens the door to arbitrary redefinitions.

September 27, 2014

Pope Francis, Catholic Unity and the Synod on the Family

In interview with Opus Dei Father John Wauck of the Holy Cross Pontifical University of Rome.

September 10, 2014

John Paul II Institute Scholars Notably Absent from Synod

September 10, 2014

Cardinal: Synod’s Tone Will Make It More Dynamic

The Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family will be held Oct. 5-19 at the Vatican.

August 28, 2014

Faith, Family and Football: A Reflection on ‘When the Game Stands Tall’

July 23, 2014

Rubio Kicks Off GOP Social Justice Agenda at Catholic University of America

"I consider myself to be a child of privilege," said Rubio, "because I was raised by two parents who were married to each other."

July 2, 2014

Synod’s Working Document Addresses Priestly Education, Faithful Knowledge

NEWS ANALYSIS: On June 27, the Vatican released the instrumentum laboris for the October Extraordinary Synod on Marriage and the Family.

June 18, 2014

St. John Paul II and the Synods on the Family


May 10, 2014

Cardinal Baldisseri's Comments in Context

May 7, 2014

Synod Secretary General Wants Change in Church's Teaching on Marriage

April 18, 2014

Celebrities Endorse a New Product: Children as Commodities

COMMENTARY: Redefining marriage and family at the recent Fertility Planit conference in Los Angeles.

February 25, 2014

Pope Calls on Families to Pray for Upcoming Synod

November 25, 2013

Putin Meets Pope, Human Dignity and Syria Focus of Talks

November 5, 2013

Will there be an earthquake at the Extraordinary Synod? (12 things to know and share)

November 5, 2013

Vatican Publishes Preparatory Document on 2014 Synod

October 8, 2013

Pope Francis Calls Synod on the Family, Evangelization

September 15, 2013

Requiem for a Son


June 11, 2013

Chile Proposes Financial Incentives for Childbearing

President Sebastian Pinera of Chile proposed a financial incentive to couples who have three or more children.

June 22, 2012

Prayer Vigil Held For Benedict XVI in St. Peter’s Square

June 5, 2012

Pope's Timely Advice on Essence of a Good Ruler

June 2, 2012

Bringing Home the Gospel: How Families Can Benefit From the Daily Mass Readings

June 3 issue column

March 12, 2012

7 Surprising Things About Having a Big Family

February 28, 2012

Can Catholics Be Buried in Non-Catholic Cemeteries?

February 24, 2012

GOP Candidates Affirm Faith and Family Values While Denouncing Administration's Policies

The latest news from the campaign trail.

February 12, 2012

Nun Maintains Polish Ties Through 100-Year Family Correspondence

Letters' legacy reflects faith and family. Feb. 12 issue feature.

January 26, 2012

Mozarabic Liturgy, The Family and Social Justice, 21st Century Child Sacrifice, Hungary, and more!

The Best in Catholic Blogging

January 3, 2012

Still Christmas: Christmas Viewing (Good & Bad!)

December 27, 2011

Still Christmas: Advent & Christmas Family Traditions

November 9, 2011

Parents: Beware the Danger of Peer Orientation

November 1, 2011

Why the U.S. Needs DOMA

Princeton's Robert George: 'There can be no doubt that the repression of religious liberty is coming because there is no doubt that the repression of religious liberty is already taking place.'

October 18, 2011

Pope's Tips for Doing Business

Economic values should support family life, Benedict says.

September 30, 2011

How to Capture Family Memories in Two Minutes Per Day

September 24, 2011

Chant, Art of Reading, Importance of Place, Natural Law, Lethal Autonomy, and much more!

The Best in Catholic Blogging

September 23, 2011

A Familys Strength, The Poverty Debate, Padre Pio, Mary Sees Us, Centesimus Annus, and much more!

The Best in Catholic Blogging

September 14, 2011

Homeschooling Magnifies Family Problems (and That's a Good Thing)

September 12, 2011

6 Tips for Surviving the First Years of Parenthood

September 9, 2011

SDG Reviews 'Warrior'

Rough-and-tumble sports movie touches on God, guilt, forgiveness and family.

August 24, 2011

Why Living in a Walkable Area Matters

August 4, 2011

Best in the West: Thomas Aquinas College, Family-Centered Economy, Faith at Work, and much more!

The Best in Catholic Blogging

July 29, 2011

My Trip to Whole Foods: An Epic Saga

July 11, 2011

Babies and Blessings

June 15, 2011

Rules for Chaste Dating, 100 Year Old Prophecy, Massive Christ of the Pacific Statue, and much more!

The Best in Catholic Blogging

May 27, 2011

The Incredible Diocese of Lincoln, Franciscan Art, God in the Midst of the Storm, and much more!

The Best in Catholic Blogging

May 9, 2011

It's Never a Good Time to Have Kids

May 9, 2011

Better to Stay in a Bad Marriage?

Traditional-marriage advocates say scientists won’t report how divorce, single parenting and step-parenting hurt children.

May 2, 2011

Being Papist in the U.K., Infallibility, Victims of Communism Day, Nigerian Elections, and more!

The Best in Catholic Blogging

November 24, 2010


October 14, 2010

God Wins!

September 7, 2010

Stories We Can't Afford to Forget

Lessons From Katrina, 5 Years Later

September 1, 2010

Pain of Divorce is Raw and Real

August 11, 2010

Jennifer Aniston Needs a Biology Lesson

August 9, 2010

Crisis-Pregnancy Centers: ‘A Way to Shut Us Down’

Advertising Controls Could Be Forced Through by ‘Lame Duck’ Congress

July 17, 2010

Kiss More, Tweet Less

7 Ways to Connect With Your Family this Weekend

June 18, 2010

Can You Describe Your Dad in Two Words?

May 5, 2010

Driven to Distraction

April 15, 2010

Babies Are Back!

March 5, 2010

Contraception Caused the Priest Shortage

January 19, 2010

Parenthood Reduces Your Blood Pressure

January 11, 2010

So Glad to Be Here

August 31, 2009

Holy Families = Vocations

August 4, 2009

Is Having Children Criminal?

November 25, 2008

Timeless Family Values