Italy’s Salvini to Fund Pro-Family Policy with Tax on Migrants

Matteo Salvini’s populist League (La Lega) has promised a comprehensive new pro-family government policy including child care and other policies to encourage Italians to have more children, with the plan being partially funded by a tax on migrants sending cash overseas.

Big Valley, CANADA: A weathered Canadian flag flutters in Big Valley north of Calgary, Canada, 11 June, 2007. AFP PHOTO/David BOILY (Photo credit should read DAVID BOILY/AFP/Getty Images)

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.”


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.

Pope Francis greets a boy as he attends a meeting with engaged couples from all over the world gathered today, on the feast of St. Valentine, in St. Peter's Square February 14, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican.

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

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., talks to CNBC correspondent John Harwood, left, during an interview at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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


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.


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.


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.