Explore what the Catholic Church teaches about call to family, community, and participation in this video from Catholic Relief Services on Catholic Social Teaching featuring Lisa Hendey, Msgr. Ray East, and Jonathan Reyes.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church instructs, “The more prosperous nations are obliged, to the extent they are able, to welcome the foreigner in search of the security and the means of livelihood which he cannot find in his country of origin” (CCC no. 2241).
Mark Shea, Esq., Administrator of the Immigration Program at Catholic Social Services in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, testified before the House State Government Committee today regarding the impact “attrition through enforcement” has on immigrant families, particularl
A group of scholars recently released a study called “Why Marriage Matters: Thirty Conclusions from the Social Sciences.” The study found that while divorce rates have decreased, instability in families has greatly increased. Here are the conclusions of the study:
According to a new Pew Research survey, Americans today are less likely to be married than at any time in the nation’s history. Rates have declined for all groups, but they’ve fallen most sharply among those on the lower rungs of the socio-economic ladder.
This year, February 14th brings double reason to celebrate, as World Marriage Day coincides with Valentine’s Day. Learn more about the Catholic Church’s teaching on marriage from the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: pac
The Pennsylvania Marriage Protection Amendment has been reintroduced by Sen. John Eichelberger (R-Blair) as Senate Bill 707. This bill, which if passed by a majority in two consecutive legislative sessions and ratified by a statewide voter referendum, would amend the Pennsylvania Cons
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.