• Women’s advocate calls widows ‘hidden victims’ of China one-child policy

    Longtime women’s rights activist Reggie Littlejohn, known for opposing selective abortions in China targeting females, is speaking out for another group of women she says are among the most destitute in the nation’s aging population: Widows. “These women are what I would call the unseen... Read more
  • Lowest-ever fertility rates have complicated causes, no easy solutions, experts say

    Fertility rates in the United States have fallen to an all-time low, according to provisional figures released by the Centers for Disease Control’s National Center for Health Statistics. According to an early statistical release from the NCHS in May, the total fertility rate, or average... Read more
  • Detroit archdiocese cancels sporting events on Sundays

    The Archdiocese of Detroit has announced that it will no longer hold required sporting events on Sundays, in an effort to refocus the day on prayer, family and rest. In a reflection on his 2016 pastoral letter, Unleash the Gospel, Archbishop Allen Vigneron issued a pastoral note on... Read more
  • Hungary Family Minister: Supporting the Family is Not ‘Nazism’

    BUDAPEST, Hungary — The Hungarian Parliament passed sweeping pro-family legislation April 1, guaranteeing various married couples and families interest-free loans, mortgage assistance and even childcare allowances for grandparents. The seven-point package is an “important milestone” in... Read more
  • Court rules against Catholic foster agency in Philadelphia

    After a yearlong legal struggle, a federal appeals court has ruled that city contractors in Philadelphia must place foster children with same-sex couples, a ruling that threatens the future of the local Catholic archdiocese’s foster placement program. “We’re disappointed that the court... Read more
  • In a Changed Country, Poor Americans Miss the Benefits of Marriage Most

    DENVER, Colo. - Marriage has major benefits for children, adults, and society as a whole, said a marriage scholar this week, and the poor and less educated are suffering most from the widening class divide between those who get married and those who don’t. “What we’re seeing today in... Read more
  • Our Unborn Child Is Diagnosed With Down Syndrome, And We Love Him Immensely

    March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day. It is a day for advocacy but also celebration. Families of children with Down syndrome talk about “the best club you never wanted to be in.” The evidence backs them up. A 2007 study of hundreds of thousands of marriages reported that divorce rates in... Read more
  • Fathers Know Best? Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s Surprising Animated Dads

    Right now the two most exciting names in American animation are Phil Lord and Chris Miller. From their breakout film Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 10 years ago and their smash hit The Lego Movie (both of which they cowrote and directed) to last year’s Oscar-winning Spider-Man:... Read more
  • Study shows cohabiting relationships to be less stable than marriage

    A new study found that in 11 countries across the globe, cohabiting couples have more doubts about their relationship lasting and give less importance to their relationship than married couples do. The 2018 Global Family and Gender Survey (GFGS) examined living situations in various... Read more
  • The bifurcation of Chinese family planning policy

    The one child policy has not turned out to be quite so beneficial to China as its planners had hoped. Headlines like this one: “China’s problem is not too many children but too few” sum up the issues facing the world’s most populous nation (for now). The natural growth rate in 2018 was,... Read more