On October 18th of this year, Pope Francis canonized Louis and Zélie Martin, the first married couple to be jointly elevated to sainthood. While they are best known as the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux, Louis and Zélie lived such simple, humble, and holy lives that the Church has recognized that they, like their daughter, are outstanding examples of heroic virtue.
Masked in political rhetoric, the image of the “welfare mom” pulses with stereotype. These stereotypes persist even after the start of federal caps for assistance that were written into law when “welfare as we know it” was reformed in the 19
One of the topics addressed at the October 2014 Synod of Bishops on, “Pastoral Challenges to the Family in the Context of Evangelization,” was the need for a new way of communicating Church teaching about marriage in contemporary society, using po
“The person is not only sacred,” say the US Bishops, “but also social. How we organize our society – in economics and politics, in law and policy – directly affects human dignity and the capacity of individuals to grow in community."