International conference examines meaning of marital union

Rome, Italy, Sep 22, 2012 / 05:09 pm (CNA).- Scholars at a two-day conference in Rome explored the beauty of God’s plan for the marital union and the importance of this union for individuals and society as a whole.“The goal of the conference is to examine, to analyze what the conjugal union really is,” said Father Jose Granados, of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, which organized the conference at the request of the Congregation for … [Read more...]

Door-to-door evangelization reaps rewards

Pawtucket, R.I., Sep 22, 2012 / 01:12 pm (CNA).- When Father Robert Perron, pastor of Holy Family Parish in Pawtucket, R.I., expressed an interest in reaching out to people living in the neighborhoods around his parish to let them know that the Catholic Church indeed cares for and welcomes them with open arms, he was guided in his task by a tested blueprint created a year ago as a road map for successful outreach.For the eighth time since June, 2010, when the first Day of Evangelization was … [Read more...]

Chick-fil-A’s stance on marriage remains unchanged

Atlanta, Ga., Sep 22, 2012 / 07:16 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Despite claims that Chick-fil-A has ceased funding groups that support traditional marriage in hopes of expanding locations in Chicago, the restaurant has not released any definitive statement about who will or will not receive money.Gay advocacy group, The Civil Rights Agenda, said in a Sept. 18 press release that after a meeting with Chicago Alderman Joe Moreno, the restaurant and its nonprofit arm, The WinShape Foundation, would no … [Read more...]