Patrick F. Fagan

Dr. Pat Fagan has been a grade school and college teacher, a therapist specializing in child, family and marital issues, executive director of a small think tank, a Senate staffer, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Family and Social Policy at HHS under President George Herbert Bush, a Senior Fellow of Family and Culture at the Heritage Foundation, and founder and Director of the Marriage and Religion Research Initiative ( ) first at Family Research Council, now at The Catholic University of America. 
He is publisher and editor of, has authored over thirty synthesis papers and has commissioned dozens of original research projects in marriage, family, child development and religious practice.  He and his wife Theresa have eight children and twelve grandchildren.

Who’s not afraid of having children?

16 Jul 2018
American women are having fewer children than they would like, a New York Times survey shows.

Church and state, no. Government and religion, yes

23 Nov 2017
Government should take account of religion given evidence it is good for society.

The rise of the ‘nones’ spells disaster for human capital

18 Oct 2017
Without religion other human goods are at risk.

Preparing for the rebuilding of Western civilisation

30 Aug 2017
It starts with the rebuilding of our families.

Moral lessons: how church and state differ in what they teach

10 Mar 2017
When they are fairly well aligned on moral issues society goes smoothly.

The three love diet

9 Dec 2016

Without healthy families you can kiss the Great American Economy goodbye

18 Apr 2013
Family, church, and school are the three basic people-forming institutions, and they produce the best results when they cooperate.

For Greater Glory

5 Jun 2012
A stirring story of faith and heroism in 1920s Mexico has an unsettling relevance to contemporary America.

Adolescents in a pornified culture

15 Dec 2009
By undermining marriage and family life, by assailing them on the internet, pornography is doing serious harm to young people.