Category Archives: Marriage Preparation

John Paul II

“The central value, upon which other values like love depend, is the value of the human person.  It is to the human person that basic responsibility refers.  The texts of the Second Vatican Council affirm many times that love in … Continue reading

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Freedom Is Not Enough: The Demise of the Black Family

In March of 1965 Daniel Patrick Moynihan wrote a report about the high level of out-of-wedlock births in the black community, the report was titled “The Negro Family:  The Case For National Action.”  At the time the illegitimacy rate for … Continue reading

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The Culture Gap: Differences in Parenting & Education Predict Economic Outcomes

Dr. Brink Lindsey’s latest book “The Age of Abundance:  How Prosperity Transformed America’s Politics and Culture”  from the Cato Institute in Washington D.C. is valuable for parents and those seeking marriage. Dr. Lindsey reveals that differences in parenting and education … Continue reading

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Natural Law, The Constitution & Radical Plurality

The U.S. Constitution was established to secure the rights declared in the Declaration of Independence.  The Declaration is really a declared anthropology grounded in Natural Law.  However, Madison was aware of the Aristotelian injunction toward Democracy when he wrote “democracy … Continue reading

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A New Beginning

Every life begins with great promise.  How this promise grows depends on our willingness to accept the challenge of grace in all its tragedy, comedy and unique wonder. Every person knows what fearful destiny waits us; namely death.  Nevertheless, in … Continue reading

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