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Hounded for Fidelity to Christian Marriage

Beloftebos is a beautiful events and wedding venue nestling amongst gracious oak trees and billed as a unique setting for memorable occasions. Loosely translated, the word means “Forest of Promises,” – conjuring up an image perfectly fitting for unforgettable marriage ceremonies. Located near Hermanus in the Western Cape, this tranquil and luscious location has been …

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Perpetual Adolescence: When Coming of Age Doesn’t Come

Parents have always complained about children. These complaints usually stop when their children grow up and assume responsibilities. Something has changed with this generation. Many youth are neither growing up nor assuming responsibility. America is facing a coming-of-age crisis that leaves young people ill-equipped to survive in a highly unstable world. One in three of …

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Humanae Vitae: The Encyclical that Condemned the Sexual Revolution

On 25 July, the feast of Saint James the Apostle, the Church observes the anniversary of the publication of the Encyclical Humanae Vitae (Of Human Life), by Pope Paul VI [in 1968].1 The Sexual Revolution The context of the encyclical letter was the Sexual Revolution of the mid-sixties. Fashion, literature and the entertainment industry all …

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What Do We Mean by an Organic Christian Society?

Perhaps the best way to describe an organic Christian society is to take an example of a society from the past — that which existed in the Christendom of old. In this society, the most vibrant of all the elements was the family. Indeed, although the State and other lower social groups are born from …

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The Principle of Subsidiarity

A society with authority and vital flux is one of an immensely rich social life. Every family, social group, profession, region, and State tends to gather together under natural leaderships to address the needs so proper to our social nature. Each unit produces by custom and good sense that which it is capable of producing. …

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