Tuesday, November 23, 2010

New Center Will Study Marriage, Religion and Public Policy

According to today's Catholic Culture, Ave Maria law school has announced the creation of a new Center for Research on Marriage, Religion and Public Policy. Yesterday's National Catholic Register carried an interview with the Center's director, Maggie Gallagher. Emphasizing the importance of  "fighting for marriage and family in the political and legal arenas," Gallagher said:
Truth is truth. If marriage is the union of a husband and wife, because children need a mother and father, we can’t abandon non-Catholic children. We have an obligation in justice, as well as love, to fight against an unjust civil order that redefines marriage and its purposes.
The new Center's first conference was on "Children, Kinship, Psychological Health, and Identity Formation: The Cases of Divorce and Donor Insemination."