With the U.S. Supreme Court hearing two landmark cases related to the definition of marriage, the need for proper formation on this issue has never been greater.
Fortunately, Bill May’s book Getting the Marriage Conversation Right not only spells out the true understanding of marriage according to natural law, but also gives practical guidelines for dialoguing with those who propose or support alternative definitions of marriage.
Succinctly and with clarity, May explains why the defense of marriage between a man and a woman is what is best for children–and our society.
Holy Week is at last upon us! To mark the celebration of Christ’s Passion and Resurrection, the United States Conference of Bishops has posted a brief yet helpful list of questions and answers regarding different aspects of the Paschal Triduum liturgies.
Visit the USCCB’s page to learn about everything from how the faithful should venerate the Cross on Good Friday to when the Easter Vigil should take place.
Are you willing to defend the definition of marriage?
Why not consider joining the National Organization for Marriage in their historic “Marriage March” in Washington D.C. on March 26, 2013.
On March 26th the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Perry case, which will determine if Proposition 8 – the citizens initiative approved by the people of California in 2008 to protect marriage – is constitutional or not. More importantly, the question of same-sex “marriage” and the right of Americans to protect marriage will be decided. We believe it is imperative that political leaders, the media, and the culture see that we care about protecting marriage enough to stand up and march for it.
The annual Institute on Religious Life National Meeting is April 5-7!
This year, the weekend meeting is co-sponsored by Catholics United for the Faith and will feature many respected Catholic teachers and leaders, including Bishop Leonard Blair, Dr. Ralph Martin, Sr. Regina Marie Gorman, O.C.D., Dan Burke, and CUF president Mike Sullivan.
This year’s conference will unwrap the significance of the Year of Faith by providing talks that center on renewing our “credible and joy-filled witnesses to the Risen Lord” as Catholics. Click here for more information on attending.
Also, Emmaus Road author Dan Burke, along with the IRL, will be providing a copy of Navigating the Interior Life to all in attendance. Here Dan explains this endeavor:
The goal is to both express appreciation to them and to encourage them to seek out and also provide spiritual direction if they are not already doing so. Even more exciting is that Archbishop Naumann of the Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas has agreed to provide a letter to all attendees commending your generosity, and also offering the great work of the AVI Spiritual Mentorship School. The school was established to to serve all the faithful who recognize the call to feed His sheep.
Emmaus Road Publishing’s bestseller Navigating the Interior Life by Dan Burke is nominated for About.com’s 2013 Best Catholic Book award. Vote every 24 hours for this incredible book. Haven’t read Navigating yet? Order here.
Although the date for the conclave to elect a new Pope has not been determined yet, the Church has the opportunity to pray to the Holy Spirit for guidance at this time, and in particular for the Cardinals involved in the election process.
A new website that randomly selects a Cardinal for “spiritual adoption” is one fun way to go about praying for the election process. Visit here to “Adopt a Cardinal” and start praying today!