June 2012 archive

Marriage and the Public Good: Ten Principles

In recent years, marriage has weakened, with serious negative consequences for society as a whole. Four developments are especially troubling: divorce, illegitimacy, cohabitation, and same-sex marriage. The purpose of this document is to make a substantial new contribution to the public debate over marriage. Too often the rational case for marriage is not made at …

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Safeguarding Catholic Marriage from State Civil Court Violation

One Proposal Based on the ‘Code of Canon Law’ (1983) Canon Law Basis Canon 840. The sacraments of the New Testament were instituted by Christ the Lord and entrusted to the Church. As actions of Christ and of the Church, they are signs and means by which faith is expressed and strengthened, worship is offered to God and our …

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