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    Marriage is important – Reflect before you change it

    Within weeks the people of Ireland will be asked to vote in a referendum that will change the meaning of marriage in the Constitution of Ireland. Marriage is of fundamental importance for children, mothers and fathers, and society – all of us need to reflect deeply before changing it. We ask the people of Ireland […] More

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    New Age ideas: How Catholics should respond

    When I dealt with the notion of “healing your family tree” I said that today’s confusion in the Church has led some people to take up New Age ideas unawares. Among these are some mixed-up notions about curses, exorcisms and baptising the dead. Often, healing your tree is meant to liberate you or your family […] More

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    Blessed Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi

    Blessed Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi was born in 1903 in Igboezunu, at the edge of: the forest near the ancient city of Aguleri in southern Nigeria. His parents, Tabansi and Ejikwevi, were Igbo farmers who practised the “traditional religion” and gave him the name Iwene at birth. In 1909 he was sent to the Christian […] More

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    A New Life of Father Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi

    A New Life of Father Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi ocso (Beatified by Pope John Paul II in Nigeria, Sunday 22nd March 1998) by Father Gregory Wareing o.c.s.o. 1. Early Years 2. The Year 1953 3. In Community – 1956 -1964 4. The Foundation at Bamenda 5. The Death of Father Cyprian 6. Epilogue and Beatification […] More

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    16 Facts on Gender Confusion

    Consider the following facts regarding gender confusion: 1. Mental health professionals consider gender confusion that causes serious mental distress to be a mental disorder. It was formerly called “Gender Identity Disorder,” but in the most recent revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA), it […] More

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    Encouraging developments in the fight against pornography

    Dear Friend of the Family, There wasn’t even standing room available at the forum Family Watch recently chaired at the World Congress of Families in Salt Lake City. Every inch of space was taken, and an overflow room where the proceedings were broadcast was also filled to capacity, and many were turned away. So what […] More

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    The Future of American Sexuality and Family: Five Key Trends

    We find ourselves in a liminal spot, one between long-taken-for-granted traditional relationships anchored in marriage and the future relationship system characterized more consistently by “confluent love.” There will not be two dominant systems. The tenth anniversary of Public Discourse makes for a good opportunity to take stock of what has happened in the past decade in […] More

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    How fathers influence their daughters’ romantic relationships

    The research literature is becoming increasingly clear about the substantial importance of fathers in the lives of their children. Unfortunately, far too many children in the United States and throughout the world experience father loss. As discussed previously on this blog, father loss can negatively impact children in a variety of different ways, even on […] More

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    Message from Medjugorje 25-01-2020 (in 40 languages)

    1. English Medjugorje Message, January 25, 2020 “Dear children! Today I am calling you to pray even more, until you feel the holiness of forgiveness in your heart. There must be holiness in the families, little children, because there is no future for the world without love and holiness – because in holiness and joy, you […] More

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    Safety Tips for converts from Islam to Catholicism

    From our experience we can give some safety advice for a person who comes from other religions to Catholicism or who lives in atheistic regimes. 1) DON’T TELL OTHERS THAT YOU HAVE BECOME A CHRISTIANDon’t talk about your conversion to Christianity, not even to your family or friends, until you live independently.2) DO NOT LEAVE […] More

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    1. Love, what is It?

    Isn’t love what we all desire? How could we live without loving and being loved? Among the different expressions of love are friendship, dedication to a cause or to a person, the love of parents for their children, the exclusive love between a man and a woman united in marriage and the love with which […] More

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    Why Surrogacy Should Scare You

    The core question in surrogacy is: Is it a technical critique or a political one? Should surrogacy be forbidden because so many women and children are exploited etc., or because it is a political question of using other people’s organs and lives for money? Surrogacy is all about selling and buying human flesh. Surrogacy is […] More

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    Thanks to you, woman (John Paul II)

    Thank you, women who are mothers! You have sheltered human beings within yourselves in a unique experience of joy and travail. This experience makes you become God’s own smile upon the newborn child, the one who guides your child’s first steps, who helps it to grow, and who is the anchor as the child makes […] More

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