Welcome to Our First FamilyScholars Symposium « Family Scholars

Beginning today and continuing through Friday, we will be highlighting the expert analysis of 14 scholars and opinion leaders from across the country as they respond to the recently released report titled “The President’s Marriage Agenda for the Forgotten Sixty Percent” featured in this year’s issue of State of Our Unions, a journal published by the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia and the Center for Marriage and Families at the Institute for American Values…

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Healthy Societies Need Successful Marriages | Crisis Magazine

The great error of most economic thinking these days is not that it is too keenly focused on the economy, but that it has all but forgotten it.  A good friend of mine, a wise theologian, has encouraged his students to distinguish between what Aristotle calls chrematistics, the craft of amassing wealth, which Aristotle viewed with a healthy suspicion, and economics, the laws governing the management of an oikos, a household.  Another way to put this is that man is not made for an economy, but economy is made for man, who is ineluctably a social being, or, as Aristotle put it, a

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Family Scholars Symposium Series « Family Scholars

December 20-21, 2012

Over a dozen scholars and opinion makers are about to provide reviews and reactions to a new report titled “The President’s Marriage Agenda for the Forgotten Sixty Percent” featured in this year’s issue of State of Our Unions, an annual journal published by the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia and the Center for Marriage and Families at the Institute for American Values. Over two days — December 20-21, 2012 — Family Scholars will highlight these reactions and invite civil discussion and debate.

We are honored to introduce this amazing group of scholars and opinion leaders and are grateful that they have taken time from their busy schedules to join us for this online symposium.

Ryan Anderson

Katelyn Beaty

Kevin Bullard

Naomi Cahn

June Carbone

John Culhane

Noelle Daly Robert Hughes, Jr.

Alicia La Hoz

Kevin Noble Maillard

Mitch Pearlstein

Isabel Sawhill

Barbara Dafoe Whitehead

Anna Williams

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Ignatian Advent Meditations 2012 | Jesuit Collaborative

The Jesuit Collaborative recently held Ignatian Advent Meditations and receptions in five cities up and down the east coast. Click on the city and presenter’s name to read their meditations. ..(Ed is a member of my parish…St John the Baptist in Silver Spring MD)

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The State of Our Unions 2012

2012: THE PRESIDENT’S MARRIAGE AGENDA FOR THE FORGOTTEN SIXTY PERCENT

The State of Our Unions monitors the current health of marriage and family life in America. Produced annually, it is a joint publication of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia and the Center for Marriage and Families at the Institute for American Values…

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Catholic and Loving it!

Couple’s Prayer

O God, our heavenly Father, protect and bless us. Deepen and strengthen our love for each other day by day.

Grant that by thy mercy, neither of us may ever say one unkind word to the other. Forgive and correct our faults, and make us constantly to forgive one another should one of us unconsciously hurt the other.

Make us and keep us sound and well in body, alert in mind, tender in heart, and devout in spirit. O Lord, grant us each to rise to the other’s best. Then, we pray thee, add to our common life such virtues as only thou canst give.

And so, O Father, consecrate our life and love completely to thy worship, and to the service of all about us, especially those whom thou hast appointed us to serve, that we may always stand before thee in happiness and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

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