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Three Adults in Polyamorous Relationship Ruled Legal Parents of Child in Canada

“Society is continuously changing and family structures are changing along with it,” wrote Justice Robert Fowler of the Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court’s family division in his decision, reports the Canadian Press. “This must be recognized as a reality and not as a detriment to the best interests of the child.”

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MALLOCH: The Tragedy of the European Family

Among native Europeans, the birthrate is currently between 0.2 and 1.1. Europe is not replicating itself and will, if trends are extrapolated—cease to exist.

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Pope Francis Shatters Reformers’ Dreams with ‘Modern Family’ Document

Pope Francis released his long-awaited letter on marriage and families Friday, and despite predictions of radical changes in Church teaching, Francis hewed to the line of his predecessors regarding traditional Catholic doctrine on marriage and family life. In March, progressive

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Marco Rubio Defends Pro-Family Tax Plan During Debate

During the CBS debate tonight, Wall Street Journal moderator Kim Strassel challenged Marco Rubio on his tax plan that would triple the Child Tax Credit suggesting it was social engineering. But Rubio responded by reminding the audience that their tax

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Ted Cruz Shares Moving Family Story of Sister’s Addiction At GOP Debate

In a moving moment at Saturday night’s ABC News presidential debate, candidate Sen. Ted Cruz shared the story of his half-sister’s battle with drug addiction in the context of the overarching problem of addiction in the United States. Moderator David Muir referenced

Thousands of demonstrators holding banners reading "no to the civil unions", take part in the Family Day rally in central Rome's Circo Massimo on January 30, 2016. The Family day was organised to protest against a bill to recognize civil unions, including same-sex ones currently under examination at the Italian …

More Than One Million March on Rome for ‘Family Day’ to Protest Gay Unions Bill

Caravans of coach buses carrying families from all over Italy streamed into Rome Saturday, meeting in the enormous Circus Maximus. It was a gathering in support of the traditional family, in opposition to a new bill aimed at giving legal recognition to homosexual unions and adoption by same-sex couples.

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61 Million Children Left Behind as China Opens Residency in Cities

Parents will leave behind millions of children in their home villages to find work in larger cities, leaving the kids vulnerable to sexual abuse. The Chinese government reformed its residence system to provide migrants with better living standards in the cities.

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Cardinals’ Letter to Pope Francis Reveals Rift in Vatican Synod

On Friday, an unprecedented letter written to Pope Francis by thirteen cardinals taking part in the Vatican synod on marriage and the family was published online, revealing contention regarding the revamped synodal process as well as the suitability of the draft document being used to guide the bishops’ discussions.

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Pope Francis: Vatican Synod No Place to Push a Personal Agenda

In his opening address to bishops gathered in Rome for the Vatican synod on marriage and the family, Pope Francis reminded them that the Synod is not a “Parliament” where participants argue their case or negotiate, but a gathering of believers attentive to the Holy Spirit.

Pope Francis (C) leads a mass for the opening of the synod on the family on October 4, 2015 at St Peter's basilica in Vatican. Pope Francis opened a gathering of bishops intended to review Catholic teaching on the family against a backdrop of controversy over homosexuality. The church's second …

Pope Francis: Lifelong Marriage Is Not ‘a Quaint Relic of the Past’ but ‘God’s Dream’ for Humanity

The Pope said that Christian marriage is a cure for much of the solitude experienced by men and women in our own day. Our world, he said is characterized by loneliness and paradoxes. Today we enjoy “many sophisticated means of entertainment, but a deep and growing interior emptiness; many pleasures, but few loves; many liberties, but little freedom.” People need the family, even if they don’t realize it, Francis said.

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Obama Ignores the Obvious in Oregon: Yet Another Fatherless Killer

How President Obama and countless other politicians and pundits can fail to grasp—or be unwilling to confront—the obvious connection between the breakdown of American family life and a rise in violent crime is a mystery deserving examination. The 26-year-old shooter Chris Harper Mercer was the umpteenth example of a fatherless boy who grows up to be a violent criminal.

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Cardinal Kasper Gears Up for Vatican Synod: ‘You Are Born Gay’

On the eve of the Vatican synod on marriage and the family, progressive German Cardinal Walter Kasper has come out publicly against doctrinal “fundamentalism” in the Church, while expressing his hope that the synod will open a “dialogue” on contraception for Catholics and reconsider the situation of homosexuals.

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800,000 Petition Pope to Clarify Church Teaching on Marriage and Family

In the lead-up to October’s Vatican Synod on Marriage and the Family, the drafters express their deep concern over what they see as “widespread confusion” over the possibility of divorced and remarried Catholics receiving Holy Communion as well as the acceptance of homosexual unions, which they describe as “contrary to Divine and natural law.” On Tuesday morning, the petition was delivered to the Vatican, requesting that Francis offer “a clarifying word” to dispel the confusion that reigns among many of the faithful around the globe.

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Pope Goes Off Script to Underscore Man-Woman Marriage

In his weekly audience Wednesday, Pope Francis momentarily left his prepared notes to tell the thousands of pilgrims in Saint Peter’s Square that the family “is born of the union of man and woman.”

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Willie Robertson, Colt Ford Release Song On God, Guns, And Hunting

Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson has teamed up with country singer Colt Ford to release a country rap song about God, guns, and hunting called “Cut ’em all.” Those familiar with Duck Dynasty know “cut ’em” is the call to pull

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Pope Francis Focuses on Family Life on Trip to Latin America

Eschewing for the moment other topics such as poverty, the environment, and social justice, Pope Francis kicked off his pilgrimage through Central and South America with a series of reflections on the family and its importance for society.

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Pope Francis: In Broken Families, Children Suffer Most

On Wednesday, Pope Francis continued his reflections on the family, addressing the delicate question of divorce and separation, as well as its effects on family members. He invited his hearers to think more about the effects that adults’ actions have on the most vulnerable, especially little ones.