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Marriage and Children

First appeared on 03/16/2012. Insights is also available to members via email delivery.

When I think of immigration, I often think of families. That's one reason I've decided to harp a little longer, and at greater length, on what I believe is a widespread exaggeration of the authority of the State when it comes to immigrants. But it is a very complex discussion: The Sovereignty Myth: On the Limits of Political Authority.

I also returned this week to the question of how the Church is to shape the temporal order, prompted by a couple of news stories which reveal both the good and the bad. See Catholic Action for Social Change. Our families provide the best of reasons to transform our communities in Christ.

Not surprisingly, then, one of the biggest Catholic stories right now revolves around the treatment of Fr. Marcel Guarnizo by the Archdiocese of Washington when he refused Communion to lesbian activist Barbara Johnson—another family issue. See Phil Lawler's comments on the betrayal of Father Guarnizo.

The plain fact is that life is largely about family, either the natural family or the human family as a whole. This means that issues affecting marriage, children, home and an honest living are always critical. Recently Pope Benedict addressed the Pontifical Academy for Life on an important family truth: Marriage, the Only Worthy "Place" In Which to Produce Children.... [more content for subscribers]

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