Clergy Leaders of Major Faiths United On Meaning of Marriage & Protecting It

WASHINGTON (December 6, 2010) — Leaders of some of the largest religious communities in the United States are united and committed to defend marriage and its historic and traditional definition. On December 6, 2010, leaders from Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Evangelical, Jewish, Lutheran, Mormon, Orthodox, Pentecostal and Sikh communities in the United States affirmed the importance …

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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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Saving Children: Safeguards for Spouses and Society

Children suffer mercilessly as America no longer honors their needs—nor even their lives. Laws, policies and institutional support that would safeguard their birth, well-being, safety, development, and education no longer matter to leaders and adults entrusted with their care. Legislators, judges and courts, legal and mental health professionals and organizations, houses of worship, citizens’ groups, …

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A Covenant Call

To Defend Her Children & The Divine Plan On behalf of our children who have no voice and who suffer the most, may we ask our Church to elevate the sacrament and living expression of our faith, marriage, to share in our Church’s defense of human life and the Divine Plan? For forty years, America …

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Finally Fixing Broken Family Law! Responsible Spouse Guidelines

“Divorce law in many states now is fundamentally unjust. Men and women who have invested their very lives in the financial, social, and emotional welfare of their families can be left high and dry if their spouse wants a divorce and they do not. More specifically, men and women who have honored their vows, have …

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Ending Metro Detroit’s Broken Family Pandemic

DOFH envisions a Renaissance in marriage and family life in Southeastern Michigan.  It unfolds in this year of faith as clergy, pastors and lay leaders ask their married congregations to help them create five marriage mentor ministries in which married couples volunteer to mentor others from engagement and marital enrichment along the natural life cycle of marriage’s …

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Ultimate Purpose

Most would agree that improvement of America’s family law systems requires knowledge of the role of the legal profession in the courtroom and in areas of public policy and statute development.  Attorneys influence all of these sectors. So, do the collective results of individually litigated cases reflect the unique reality of evidence and testimony offered …

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Autobahn To Recovery

Pundits cite many reasons for Michigan’s morbid economy. Most center around the business climate—for example, anti-business tax policy, omnipotent  and inflexible state bureaucracy, high union labor costs, and decision-making overly invested in the automotive sector. Michigan is fighting for its survival. Unemployment is over 10% with automotive sales’ declines in the mid 30% range. Foreclosures …

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Marriage is Pro-Life

A Duty To Protect Human Life and the One-Flesh Union  Discernment, a fundamental virtue, is the ability to distinguish ‘good’ from evil. This faculty is critical for managing the daily demands that influence the behavior of individuals, organizations and communities. The ability to discern shapes our perspectives about human life, marriage and children. Good begins …

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