Defending traditional marriage
Blaise Joseph | 19 May 2013
A forum on marriage at the World Congress of Families provided a strong defence of marriage.
World Congress of Families starts in Sydney this week
Blaise Joseph | 16 May 2013
The vital public issue of marriage will be front and centre at the World Congress of Families in Sydney.
The case against no-fault divorce
Blaise Joseph | 09 May 2013
A convincing feminist, pro-father, and pro-child argument against no-fault divorce.
Marriage on the road to nowhere - or worse?
Frances Kelly | 05 August 2012
Pro-gender advocates believe gender-integration is crucial to marriage, the bedrock of culture. This allows children to grow up with both a mother and a father. They believe it makes more sense to base marriage law on gender, which is biological and immutable, rather than sexual orientation, which is fluid and subjective. In contrast, the born-this-way believers have elevated sexual orientation to such an extent that it has become more important than sexual gender.
Will common sense pip sentimentality at the post in the marriage stakes?
Michael Kirke | 11 May 2012
Has the intensification of the debate over marriage affected a slowdown in what looked like an inexorable climb in support for the gay lobby’s cause in the United States? A reading of the detailed breakdown of the Pew Research Centre’s feedback on public opinion on the topic there might suggest something like this.
Call for a united front across faiths to defend marriage
Michael Kirke | 28 April 2012
A suggestion that there might be a more formal and concerted effort by all faith communities in Britain to defend marriage has been made by the representative of the Pope to England, Scotland an Wales. The Daily Telegraph reports today that Archbishop Antonio Mennini, the Apostolic Nuncio, called for closer co-operation with other faiths as well as Christian denominations to put pressure on the Government over its plans to allow same-sex couples to marry.
At risk: the right of a child to both a mother and a father
Michael Kirke | 23 April 2012
Intellectual dishonesty and shallowness in the arguments for bringing gay civil unions within the legal definition of marriage were laid bare by a gay opinion-writer in Dublin’s Irish Times last week.
Closer and closer to chaos
Michael Kirke | 08 March 2012
What those who value the traditional married state perhaps fear most is that in the unravelling of traditional units, in the blending of disparate families, in the separation of procreation from the linear narratives captured in multi-generational family trees, we grow closer to a chaotic state where our connections weaken and where the common good is not ultimately served.
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