Family Life

Domesticity Is Not Slavery

By Jane Clark Scharl, Crisis, May 21, 2020 The New York Times recently ran a piece titled “Women’s Unpaid Labor is Worth $10,900,000,000,000.” It was exactly as cynical and one-sided as one might expect. Though the piece masqueraded as a simple survey of women’s often-unseen... read more

Anderson Cooper and the New Normal

Why Surrogacy Is Oppression By John Stonestreet and Maria Baer, 05/8/20 A couple of weeks ago, a woman had a baby. Childbirth, of course, happens tens of thousands of times a day in the United States, but this baby was a product. A couple paid a doctor and an agency to secure the child.... 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

US bishop declares ‘person cannot change his or her gender’ in new pastoral guidelines

Springfield Bishop Thomas Paprocki clarified policy on gender dysphoria to protect church and school leaders 'from being pressured and intimidated.' By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSite News, February 11. 2020 SPRINGFIELD, Illinois– In a sensitively worded but thoroughly-grounded-in-truth... read more

Making the case for marriage

By Brian Fraga, Our Sunday Visitor, February 7, 2020 Statistics tell a troubling story about the state of marriage as an institution. Various social surveys indicate that anywhere from 25% to slightly more than 40% of all marriages end in divorce within the first five years. Scarred by the... read more

Women at Work

...in the Home or in the Marketplace By John Stonestreet & Brooke Boriack, 01/22/20 Many modern feminists insist that if women were given the same education and opportunities as men, they would almost certainly choose careers over family. It’s an attitude reflected in the comments by... read more
Attorney General Dana Nessel of Michigan (left) with her "wife."

Michigan attorney general using secretive ‘hate crime unit’ to harass pro-marriage group

Damning evidence exists of Attorney General Dana Nessel's hostility toward traditional marriage. LifeSite News, January 17, 2020 Watching, listening, tracking, and compiling secret dossiers on dissidents until they are finally accused and prosecuted — these are the police-state tactics... 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

Courage, Love, and Sacrifice in the Fight for Marriage Reality

By Robert P. George, Public Discourse, January 5, 2020 Every time we fail to muster the courage to do what’s right, what God is calling us to do, there is behind that failure a still deeper failure: a failure of love. Author’s note: On January 1, 2020, Ryan T. Anderson and I published a... read more

They Were Warned

Written By Kathy Valente   |   12.06.19 Big Marijuana and its foolish proponents easily convinced Illinois state lawmakers that legalization would decrease black market trade and ease the burden on our criminal justice system. IFI warned them that this naive notion was... 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

The Pursuit of Family

Post-Christian America?