Getting It Backwards: Bride Drags Baby Down the Aisle

Baby on wedding gown

Well, this is unorthodox, to say the least:  A Tennessee bride had her white bridal gown custom fitted with a special sling, so that her one-month-old baby could be a part of the ceremony.In a photo that has generated much controversy on social media, you can see the little one secured to momma's train, enjoying a ride down the aisle in Elam Baptist Church in Ripley, Tennessee.Some folks over on Facebook, where the photo was published, disapproved--calling it "child abuse" and demanding … [Read more...]

Obama Administration Forgets Day of Families, Military; Celebrates Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

US Flag Over Embassy in Madrid

On May 15, the United Nations celebrated the 20th annual International Day of Families.  Around the world, the U.N. helped nations to refocus on the role of families in development; take stock of recent trends in family policy development; share good practices in family policy making; and review challenges faced by families worldwide.But in the United States, no presidential proclamation.  No encouraging message in the Congressional Record.  No statement on the White House web … [Read more...]

“Love Is Our Mission”: Theme Is Announced for World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia

Abp Chaput speaking

Archbishop Charles Chaput was a gracious tour guide on Tuesday, showing off his adopted city of Philadelphia to Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family.Archbishop Paglia and a team of Vatican officials were in town to begin preparations for the week-long World Meeting of Families, planned for September 2015 in Philadelphia.Tuesday's guided tour included a stop for the delegation at the Liberty Bell and at Independence Hall, accompanied by … [Read more...]