July and St. Ignatius

Today is the first day of July, the month of St. Ignatius, when we will celebrate all things Ignatian here at dotMagis and throughout Loyola Press. We’ve set up a web page with links to material for every day of the month. We will also have guest bloggers throughout the month. Get started today by visiting the 31 Days with Saint Ignatius page and clicking on the Day 1 link. Go back there every day for something new.

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What is the nature of marriage? – The Washington Post

By Donald Wuerl, Published: June 28

Cardinal Donald Wuerl is archbishop of Washington.

This is a significant moment in our public conversation on marriage. By ruling a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and choosing not to rule on the question of same-sex marriage in California, the Supreme Court essentially declared that the federal government may not set parameters for the definition of marriage but, instead,…

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NCRegister | California’s Contribution to American Catholic History

Carmel, about two hours south of San Francisco, is one of the most beautiful places on the Pacific Coast.People go there for the beautiful surf, the great aquarium and a glimpse at the town where Clint Eastwood once served as mayor.But no visitor to Carmel should miss the city’s premier

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Do we need to set aside the Word “Marriage” and use “Holy Matrimony” exclusively? « Archdiocese of Washington

In the wake of the supreme court decisions of this week, I would like to return to a question I have Asked before: Are we coming to a point where we should consider dropping our use of the word “marriage?”

It is a simple fact that word “marriage” as we have traditionally known it is being redefined in our times. To many in the secular world the…

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National family life conference comes to St. Louis this July | St. Louis Review

A special conference coming to St. Louis this summer promises to offer content that will appeal to anyone interested in fostering Catholic family life.

The National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers will hold its annual international conference Wednesday-Saturday, July 17-20, at the Millennium Hotel Downtown. The organization provides support and professional enrichment for those who minister to families. The archdiocesan Office of Laity and Family Life and Office of Hispanic Ministry are serving as local hosts.

The theme of the conference is “Faith and Family in the New Evangelization: From the Heart of the Church to the Heart of the Home.”

Julie Bostick, director of the Office of Laity and Family Life, noted that while the conference provides

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