Sacrament of Marriage

Once Upon a Time, in America

By Anthony Esolen, Crisis, April 10, 2021 Pictures come to mind when I think of the Lonely Revolution – that deterioration of the principles governing sexual behavior in the ruins of the Christian West. One is of my father and my mother, before they were married, and of my father’s... read more

Austrian Catholics fly rainbow flag in face of Vatican

AFP, VIENNA, April 4, 2021 The Catholic church of the parish of Hard is one of many in Austria that decided to fly the rainbow flag in solidarity with the LGBTQ community after the Vatican ruled last month that the church could not bless same-sex partnerships. The powerful Vatican office... read more

Second Massachusetts city to recognize polyamorous relationships

Boston, Mass., Mar 20, 2021 / 06:01 am MT (CNA).- Cambridge, Massachusetts has redefined domestic partnerships to give relationships involving more than two people the same rights as a married couple. Home to Harvard University, Cambridge is the second city in the state, after its neighbor... read more

Cardinals uphold Vatican statement on same-sex unions

By Matt Hadro, Catholic News Agency, March 19, 2021 Two cardinals on Thursday upheld the Vatican’s recent statement that the Church cannot bless same-sex unions. At an online panel hosted by Georgetown University, Cardinal Peter Turkson—prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting... read more

After Vatican Says Same-Sex Unions Cannot be Blessed, White House Reaffirms Biden’s Support for Them

When asked by a reporter on Monday if the president had a response to the Vatican’s statement, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said he had no “personal response” but reaffirmed the president’s long-standing support for same-sex unions. National Catholic Register, March 15,... read more

Another Kind of Death Sentence

By Anthony Esolen, Crisis, February 11, 2021 “If you forgive men their trespasses,” says Jesus, “your heavenly Father will also forgive you; but if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses” (Mt. 6:14-15). In permitting divorced and... read more

The Disappearing Babies

By John M. Grondelski, Crisis, February 11, 2021 On February 3, the Institute for Family Studies (IFS) reported research regarding American birth rates in the decade 2009-19. The results are not good. Even if we take 2008 as a baseline, the ensuing decade showed an implosion in birth rates. If... read more

A strange complaint: Pope Francis’s speech to the Rota

By Charles Collins, Catholic Herald, February 18, 2021 Pope Francis recently lamented the fact that a declaration of matrimonial nullity “is thought of as a cold act, a mere ‘legal decision’.” In an annual address to the Roman Rota — the Vatican court that mostly handles appeals of... read more

Cardinal Burke: Pope’s homosexual civil union remarks ‘contrary’ to Scripture, Tradition

In a new documentary Pope Francis called for homosexual civil unions to be legalized. By Cardinal Raymond Burke, October 22, 2020 The worldwide communications media have reported with strong emphasis, as a change of course, the news that Pope Francis has declared that persons in the... read more

Pope Francis Calls for Civil Union Law for Same-Sex Couples, in Shift From Vatican Stance?

The film chronicles the approach of Pope Francis to pressing social issues, and to pastoral ministry among those who live, in the words of the pontiff, “on the existential peripheries.” Catholic News Agency, Vatican, October 21, 2020 ROME — In a documentary that premiered Wednesday in... read more

Voting for a Vision, Not a Person

Voting for a Vision, Not a Person A NOTE FROM OUR PUBLISHER The choice voters will make Nov. 3 is between two philosophial views about the future of America. ‘Pray, and vote — for the future of your country,’ writes Register publisher, Michael Warsaw. Michael Warsaw, Publisher's... read more

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