Marriage, Family & Pro-Life

Protecting the vulnerable and strengthening the family

Local faith leaders: Children at heart of marriage trial

Prayer sought as case challenging Michigan’s constitutional amendment wraps up Detroit — The Feb. 25 opening of the ongoing DeBoer v. Snyder trial, in which the plaintiffs are seeking to legalize same-sex marriage by overturning the Michigan Marriage Amendment defining civil marriage as between one man and one woman in this state, is just the…

Captain of the prayer team: Family credits St. Gerard with saving twins

Every day through 10 weeks of novenas, doctors ‘said they couldn’t believe’ their survival Livonia — Thomas and Alison Fuller knew that the only way they would make it through the pregnancy was by trusting God’s plan, no matter what happened. “Trusting in the Lord is the one thing you can do in any situation,” said…

Archbishop Vigneron baptizes six for Mary’s Mantle

Troy — Saying he admires “very, very much” the work of the volunteers and the sacrifice of mothers who are part of Mary’s Mantle, Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron baptized six children Feb. 8 at St. Anastasia Parish, Troy. The children baptized — five infants and one 7-year-old boy — were those whose mothers had been…

Compassion, conviction and courage

Detroit — Whether you are an international expert on Catholic public policy or a father whose unborn child’s diagnosis confirms your worst fears, the Church’s message of human dignity applies to your particular calling. Chad Judice, a teacher at St. Thomas More High School in Lafayette, La., and his wife, Ashley, received a prenatal diagnosis…

Courage member finds truth in Jesus

The following is the third in a series of articles about “Courage,” the Catholic Church’s apostolate ministering to those with same-sex attraction. For an overview of the Courage program in the Archdiocese of Detroit, as well as its sister apostolate for family and friends, “EnCourage,” see The Michigan Catholic’s Nov. 1 issue. Detroit — Tina’s…