Marriage, Family & Pro-Life

Protecting the vulnerable and strengthening the family

A little bit country: Pope looks at the nitty gritty of family life

A little bit country: Pope looks at the nitty gritty of family lifeCindy Wooden Catholic News Service Vatican City — Pope Francis’ hymn to love and family life is more like a country song than a Disney tune. In “Amoris Laetitia” (“The Joy of Love”), Pope Francis’ postsynodal apostolic exhortation on the family, there is…

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…