Good steward

We are called to be stewards of God’s gift of marriage

Have you seen the cover of Time Magazine that proclaims: "Who Needs Marriage? A Changing Institution?" Have you read the Pew Research Center's report on "the decline of marriage and rise of new families"? Did you read the Fox News article that says four in 10 Americans believe marriage is becoming obsolete?

If you've read any of these reports, or simply observed the increasing number of cohabitating couples, single parents or same-sex couples, then you know why the American bishops have made the defense of marriage one of their top priorities.

Catholic Campaign for Human Development helps groups change lives

Cynthia started using heroin at age 19 and soon was hooked. In and out of jail the next 25 years, she went to prison at age 45.

Returning to society, Cynthia didn't know where to turn, still needing her drugs. But she found the group Let's Start and the direction and strength to stay clean and out of prison.

The Good Steward | We are all accountable for the protection of our children

What can we say that hasn't already been said many, many times before, especially in recent years? The sexual abuse of children is an unspeakable moral evil. Anyone who commits such a heinous crime -- especially family members, priests, teachers, coaches, youth workers or others who are entrusted with the care of children -- deserves to be punished to the full extent of both civil and Church law.

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