President Obama must do more to encourage responsible fatherhood

It lasted no more than fifteen seconds in a speech that ran just over an hour, but it was a moment social conservatives will not soon forget. If you watched Tuesday night’s State of the Union address, chances are you heard President Obama say this: We’ll work to strengthen families by removing the financial deterrents to marriage for low-income couples and do more to encourage fatherhood – b... More

To the Father With Only One Child

To the Father With Only One Child, I know what happened. You went on Facebook last week and saw all the Catholic moms posting Simcha Fisher’s excellent essay “To the Mother With Only One Child.” You clicked on it. You thought it was beautiful. You appreciated the sympathetic words of the mother of nine children writing to a new mother. My child number nine is on the way, and I know I appreci... More


Father’s Day Top Ten

From Father Roger J. Landry: We can summarize the qualities of fatherhood that Jesus reveals to us from God in the father in the following ten points: First, the Father takes delight in his children. “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased,” God the Father thunders at Jesus’ baptism (Mt 3:17). Fathers must express their love for and joy in their children. This is the basic underpi... More



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