We must raise $3,608 by March 31st to pay critical bills. Essential to continue our mission. Donate now!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

decisions decisions

By Diogenes (articles ) | Jul 08, 2006

"Senior care for tomorrow starts with family decisions today," reads the headline of an op-ed in The Tidings by the Executive Director of California Catholic Charities. An encouraging start. The piece itself, however, consists of a review of the problems of health care, prescription costs, long-term care, Social Security, Medicare, Medi-Cal, senior housing, and fraud-protection, culminating in the following plug:

Preparing for the eventual debates to come starts with our family structure and our own choices. In public policy debates at all levels -- municipalities to the Federal government -- we need to ask our elected officials to look at senior issues.

What "family decision" doesn't get a mention? Having babies.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our March expenses ($3,608 to go):
$35,000.00 $31,391.87
10% 90%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: - Jul. 08, 2006 7:07 PM ET USA

    The teaching is there, and it is valid. It is too often ignored. This is from the USCCB website: "15. What key issues are covered in marriage preparation? Marriage preparation programs help couples to understand the Christian and the human aspects of marriage. Typical topics include: the meaning of marriage as a sacrament; faith, prayer and the church; roles in marriage; communication and conflict resolution; children, parenthood and Natural Family Planning; finances; and family of origin."

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

Scientific Evidence for the Creator 5 hours ago
A request for help from our unregistered followers March 25
Catholic movie watching is more important than watching Catholic movies March 25
Cardinal Kasper: Will flattery get him somewhere? March 25
An ecclesiastical battle over Germany March 24

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope announces Jubilee: a Year of Mercy CWN - March 13