Divorce

German bishops publicize ‘blessing of departure’ for couples getting divorced

An article on the bishops' website describes worship services with rituals that include passing around a baking pan with frozen water and ripping a curtain at the church door. By Martin Bürger, LifeSite News, March 4, 2020Several priests in Germany are offering “a kind of blessing” for... read more

Our March 13, 2020 Catholic Citizens of Illinois Forum Luncheon Speaker John Paul De Gance: “RESTORING THE DOMESTIC CHURCH: HOW TO REBUILD FAILING MARRIAGES, FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES.”

[Mr. J. P. De Gance will be the featured speaker at the March 13, 2020, Catholic Citizens Monthly Forum Luncheon. Reserve your seat HERE. Our luncheons commence at 11:45 a.m., at the Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson, Chicago, IL. Please note that the Union League Club requires business... read more

The other ‘marriage story’: divorce is at a 40-year low

And more kids are being raised in intact families By Carolyn Moynihan | Jan 6 2020 | The rise of divorce and the decline of marriage following the sexual revolution have destabilised the family life of two generations and have been the source of much unhappiness both for children and... read more

We’re #1! The USA Now Leads the World in Rate of Single Mothers

We’re #1! The USA Now Leads the World in Rate of Single Mothers By Dean Garrison, DC Clothesline, December 16, 2019 Pew research recently compiled some data on single-parent homes, worldwide. As I’ve already given away in the title, America is first and it’s not even that... read more

Nobody Is Demanding a ‘Pastoral Thrust’

BY DANIEL THIMONS, NOVEMBER 19, 2019 On November 11, the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, addressed the USCCB General Assembly. In this address, he stated: “The pastoral thrust of this pontificate must reach the American people, especially as families... read more

BETRAYING THE LEGACY OF JOHN PAUL II

by Philip Lawler, 8 . 19 . 19 The most controversial document of this controversial pontificate, the apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia, is again at the center of a heated controversy at the Vatican. The matter at hand—which keeps popping up in different forms—is whether Pope Francis can... read more

From “Home-Alone America” to “Primal Screams”: in 15 Years or Less

By Mary Eberstadt, August 28, 2019 This week, Templeton Press is releasing my new book, Primal Screams: How the Sexual Revolution Created Identity Politics. [1] Because the Faith and Reason Institute is my happy professional home, I’d like to set aside standard book promo, and instead share... read more
Protestors in Warsaw, Poland, 0otside the apostolic nunciature demanding the resignation of Archbishop Marek Jedraszewski of Krakow, for likening the LGBTQ community and the rainbow flag to a "communist plague." (CNS photo/Dawid Zuchowicz, Agencja Gazeta via Reuters)

Krakow’s Archbishop Jędraszewski under fire for remarks about “rainbow plague”

Throughout this summer, Poland has descended into a culture war over the organization of gay pride events. By Filip Mazurczak. The Dispatch, August 16, 2019 When Marek Jędraszewski was nominated by Pope Francis to be the new archbishop of Krakow, I wrote that he was a strong culture... read more

THE INCREDIBLE SUCCESS STORY BEHIND ONE COUNTY’S PLUMMETING DIVORCE RATE SHOULD INSPIRE US ALL

BY LEE HABEEB, 7/26/19 Anyone who's experienced divorce knows the tragic consequences. It's hard on the adults, the kids and anyone else connected to it. In an age where common ground is hard to find, there's been widespread agreement in academic and political circles about the importance... read more

Americans Divided on Morality of Abortion; Birth Control Remains Widely Accepted

The survey, released late last month, tracks changes in public attitude over time toward a range of social and moral issues. Catholic News Agency, Jun. 4, 2019 DENVER - A narrow majority of Americans now consider abortion “morally unacceptable,” while less than 10% disapprove of birth... read more

Weaponized Self-Pity, Part I: Divorce

The children of divorce, even as adults, have become accustomed to being silenced. By Jennifer Roback Morse, National Catholic Register, February 25, 2019 Recently, I noticed my friend Leila Miller repeating online that she does not insist that people remain living with an abusive spouse.... read more

The Mercy of Intolerance