Family Life


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

CDC confirms US fertility rate fell to ‘all-time low’ in 2018

Washington D.C., Jul 25, 2019 / 11:23 am (CNA).- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Wednesday that the US fertility rate continued to fall in 2018, to an all-time low. The report confirms provisional figures released in May. “The 2018 general fertility rate fell to... read more

Do Your Children a Favor — Be a Burden on Them

They may very well get to thank you some day — at the Pearly Gates. Vincent Weaver Blog, July 19, 2019 It’s almost cliché. Those of the “Greatest Generation” absolutely, positively do not want to be a “burden” on their children. This generation of people who gave so much for so... read more

UK judge who ordered forced abortion was activist lawyer for abortion industry

By Dorothy Cummings McLean, LifeSite News, June 23, 2019 The English judge who ruled that doctors should be allowed to perform an abortion on a disabled woman against her will was a pro-abortion activist lawyer. In a searing editorial for First Things entitled “Murder Disguised as... read more

UK judge forcing mentally disabled mother to have abortion against her will

by Ryan Everson, Washington Examiner, June 21, 2019 A judge in the United Kingdom ruled that a mentally disabled pregnant mother must abort her baby because doctors have arbitrarily decided an abortion would be less traumatic for her than childbirth. At 22 weeks gestation, this baby can feel... read more

Redeeming the Prodigal Father

Mary Eberstadt, June 15, 2019 Seen one way, Michael Brendan Dougherty’s My Father Left Me Ireland: An American Son’s Search for Home [1], tells an old story: the primordial tale of a son’s search for his absent male parent. In this updated version, our Telemachus is an American, and... read more

Anti-religious hostility takes aim at foster care and adoption agencies

by Kate Anderson, Acton Institute, June 12, 2019 To most people, helping orphans and children in the foster system find stable homes seems like a top priority -- the kind of priority that transcends politics and ideology. Unfortunately, however, those vulnerable children are quickly losing... read more

Don’t let the culture raise your kids

Advice for parents in a family-unfriendly culture By Marcia Segelstein and Mary Cooney | Jun 11 2019 |  “It takes a village to raise a child” — so goes the African proverb. But what if that village, including schools, peers, media, and the culture at large, goes strongly and... read more

What Will Draw the “Nones” Back to Church?

By David G. Bonagura Jr., June 11, 2019 The number of Americans who claim no religious affiliation—dubbed “the Nones”—has been growing steadily for two decades. The Nones are now a slightly larger percentage of the American population than Catholics. But they are not all atheists: half... read more

Cdl Burke, Bp Schneider issue ‘declaration of truths’ to correct rampant ‘doctrinal confusion’ in Church

By Diane Montagna, LifeSite News, June 10, 2019 Cardinal Raymond Burke and Bishop Athanasius Schneider, together with several other bishops, have issued a public declaration of truths of the faith to remedy the “almost universal doctrinal confusion and disorientation” endangering the... read more

Vatican office blasts gender theory, questions intentions of transgender people

by Joshua J. McElwee, National Catholic Reporter, June 10, 2019 VATICAN CITY — The Vatican office responsible for overseeing Catholic educational institutions around the world has blasted modern gender theory, claiming in a new document that it seeks to "annihilate the concept of 'nature.' "... read more