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  • Children by grace, not nature: Adoption and Christianity

    Children by grace, not nature: Adoption and Christianity

    In our culture today we may too easily start to think that it’s imperative to have children who are biologically “our own” – as if children were ever simply ours. We all need to be reminded that our biological children are not simply our own. They are gifts, given into our care. The fact of adoption should teach those of us who are parents of biologically related children what being a parent actually means.

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  • Why paid family leave serves justice for women, the family and life

    Why paid family leave serves justice for women, the family and life

    The United States is the only industrial country which does not have mandatory paid maternity leave. Doing so, in addition to fulfilling the requirements of justice for women, will also advance the Church’s concern for the family and for life by saving the lives of prenatal children. Paid family leave is solidly rooted in Catholic social teaching, including the 1981 social encyclical of St. John Paul II, ‘Laborem Exercens.”

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  • Dolce & Gabbana aren’t backing down from pro-family stand

    Dolce & Gabbana aren’t backing down from pro-family stand

    Famed Italian fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana came out as a gay years ago, but that hasn’t stopped them from being strong defenders of the family and marriage, and they’ve been willing to brave some fairly sharp criticism from within and without the fashion world. To those critics, Gabbana has a simple message: “Go to Hell!”

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