Category Archives: Family

Cast Your Nets

One of the themes to emerge from the debates and discussions surrounding the Synod on the Family is the counter-cultural nature of traditional values. Yuval Levin, writing in First Things, takes up one strand of this thought, writing about the decentralization and polarization of our society–which he notes is not necessarily a bad thing. Individuals [...]

Or Just Don’t Get Divorced

One of the dynamics that emerged during the recent Extraordinary Synod on the Family was the apparent competition between two views of the marriage crisis and what was needed to address it. On the one hand, there was the view that the primary issue confronting the Church when it comes to marriage is the subset [...]

Synod for Dummies

I had a hard time figuring out what was going on at the Synod. Actually, I had a hard time just figuring out what a Synod is. So let me see if I have this right. • A bunch of Catholic bishops got together to discuss families. • A significant minority seemed to want to [...]

Where the Iowa Senate Candidates Stand on the Issues

The Iowa Senate race between Joni Ernst (R) and Bruce Braley (D) is still too close to call. With less than 2 weeks left until the election – and early voting already happening in several states – the CV research team is working hard to educate Catholic voters on the issues. We only need 6 [...]

Where the Louisiana Senate Candidates Stand on the Issues

The CatholicVote.org Research Team has been hard at work this election season to ensure that Catholic voters across the country are well-informed when they reach the polls. For our friends in Louisiana, we have pored through the public statements and positions of Bill Cassidy, Rob Maness and Mary Landrieu on issues that matter to Catholics. We believe [...]

A culture of “men without chests?”

October 11, 2014 saw a new call in the fight to reclaim control over our children’s education and to defeat the dumbed-down, relativist invasion of education content.  At the annual St. Charles Catholic Men’s Conference in Carthagena, Ohio, a packed house of over 100 men listened as Heidi Huber of Ohioans Against Common Core briefed [...]

At Synod14, the Pope Has the Last Word

      The just-concluded Synod on the Family at the Vatican has proven to be as contentious and fraught with drama as any large family gathering, complete with squabbles, loose talk and finger-pointing (mostly from the Synod’s chattiest and most self-aggrandizing attendee, Germany’s Cardinal Kasper) not to mention questionable reporting, some sensible opining and a [...]

Where the Michigan Senate candidates stand on the issues

The Senate race in Michigan is still close.  Here at CV, our team has been watching Terri Lynn Land and Gary Peters so we can offer Catholic voters in Michigan a recommendation. Many issues are at stake in this election, and the Michigan race is crucial to get our country back on track. This flyer [...]

Lord, Have Mercy

In the Synod on the Family, there is a lot of discussion about mercy. As Pope Francis said a year ago, the Catholic Church is a “field hospital” for sinners. He also said, “In pastoral ministry, we must accompany people, and we must heal their wounds.” In this interview, he was already alluding to the [...]


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