Important articles that help to understand why it is crucial to stand for life

The Seven Habits of a Happy Marriage


The Wedding Feast at Cana takes us into the mystery of the Sacrament of Marriage. We do not know the engaged couple by name, but we do know that Mary was there, as were Jesus and His disciples. This wedding turned out to involve a distressing and, for a wine-growing country, an unusual situation - namely that the wine ran out.

Pope Benedict XVI: defence of family is paramount

Radio Vaticana

Pope Benedict XVI sent a message this Tuesday to the participants in a meeting of the heads of the Bishops’ Commissions for the Family and Life in Latin America and the Caribbean, underway in Bogotá, Colombia.

Note of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on the Trivialization of Sexuality Regarding Certain Interpretations of "Light of the World"

Following the publication of the interview-book Light of the World by Benedict XVI, a number of erroneous interpretations have emerged which have caused confusion concerning the position of the Catholic Church regarding certain questions of sexual morality.

Papal Address to Engaged Couples

Benedict XVI.

Here is a translation of the address to engaged couples that Benedict XVI gave Sunday during his visit to Ancona. He made a one-day trip to the Italian port city for the close of the 25th Italian National Eucharistic Congress.

Low Fertility and Low Economic Growth

Father John Flynn, LC

The Importance of Marriage and the Family

A Second Chance for Marriage

Fr. John Flynn, LC

Tips on How to Reduce Divorce

‘Gay marriage’ and homosexuality

Group of scientists

Despite the impression given by the media, the actual number of homosexuals is quite small. Essentially all surveys show the number of homosexuals to be only 1-3% of the population. The number of homosexuals living in ‘common law partnerships’ is even less, only 0.5% of all couples. This contrasts with 70% of all households with a married couple. The pressure for introducing same-sex marriages comes from a very small section of society.

The“right” to Christian marriage requires serious preparation

Radio Vaticana

“No one can claim the right to a wedding ceremony", because “ius connubii, the right to marry”, “refers to the right to celebrate an authentic marriage".


Licit Forms of Natural Family Planning


Here is a question on bioethics asked by a ZENIT reader and answered by the fellows of the Culture of Life Foundation.

Rape Victim Gives Testimony of Her Abortion

Ann Schneible

Rome's March for Life Offers Chance for Witness, Healing

Protest Supports Pro-Life Doctor Fired for Refusing to Do Abortion on Disabled Baby

The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) organised a demonstration outside the Polish embassy in London on 29 August to protest against the dismissal of Professor Chazan from his post at Holy Family Children’s Hospital in Warsaw.

The honour of marriage and the family

Radio Vaticana

“We must recover the honour of marriage and the family.” Pope Francis said, “the safekeeping of this covenant between man and woman, is therefore for us believers a challenging and exciting vocation” in today’s world.

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