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Marriage and Family

Questions about human sexuality, marriage & same-sex unions

Marriage is headline news these days.  A debate about the nature, purpose and very definition of marriage is taking place nationwide and right here in Pennsylvania.
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Marriage: We’re going the wrong way

With the status of marriage in America today, some wonder if we are going the wrong way when proposing a constitutional amendment to protect and maintain marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
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The Pope’s new social networking website

In honor of World Communications Day on May 23, 2009, Pope Benedict XVI launched a new website linking users to the Vatican’s presence on popular social networks like Facebook and YouTube.  The new website is http://pope2you.net/index.php
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Crash Course in New Technology

The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference Institute for Public Policy takes advantage of some exciting new Internet technology to maximize the usefulness and effectiveness of its website, pacatholic.org. This crash course in new technology will help online users get the most out of the web
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California Supreme Court upholds Proposition 8

By a 6-1 vote, the California Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of Proposition 8, an initiative that added a section to the California Constitution providing “Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.” The measure was adopted by
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Pennsylvania marriage amendment to be introduced

On Tuesday, May 19, 2009, Senator John Eichelberger (R-Blair County) announced his intention to introduce a constitutional amendment defining marriage in Pennsylvania as strictly the union between one man and one woman.  Sen. Eichelberger said, “As more and more states begin to
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Maine passes same-sex marriage

On Wednesday, May 6, 2009, Gov. John Baldacci of Maine signed a bill into law legalizing same-sex marriage in that state.  It becomes the fifth state to allow gay marriage joining Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont and Iowa.
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Click here to spread the Good News

Saint Paul used the tools of communication available to him at that time to spread the Gospel and change the world. As Catholics in the world today, we have remarkable new tools to communicate with others. Following Saint Paul's lead, we should take full advantage of these tools to i
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More news about marriage

Two significant actions affecting marriage took place today – the state legislature in Vermont passed legislation legalizing gay marriage in that state, overriding the governor’s veto. It becomes the first state to implement gay marriage directly through legislative action
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