Assisted Reproduction · Authentic Reproductive Justice · Children's Rights · Refugees from the gay lifestyle

Your child is only your child when the government says so.

A little girl in New York is in foster care, even though her father is a perfectly fit parent.  The court will not even recognize him as her father. How is this possible, you ask? The little girl’s mother is in a same sex union. The girl is in foster care, because of  neglect petitions… Continue reading Your child is only your child when the government says so.

Assisted Reproduction · Guilty Conscience Problem · Survivors of the Sexual Revolution

Dear Dr. J: My niece is expecting twins with her same sex partner.

Dear Dr. J, What do I say to a same-sex married lesbian niece whose mother (my sister-in-law) just left a phone message saying they “are expecting twins”? Congratulations just doesn’t seem right but it’s not the children’s faults. It doesn’t seem right to create a family rift over this but neither can I be happy… Continue reading Dear Dr. J: My niece is expecting twins with her same sex partner.

Assisted Reproduction · Go to Confession · Guilty Conscience Problem · Survivors of the Sexual Revolution

Padres: please tell us the full truth!

In my line of work, people tell me their stories of family breakdown and heartbreak. I recently heard the following story. I will tell it in first person, roughly as it was told to me. My comments are in blue italics. “Like you and your husband, my wife and I went through years of infertility. We… Continue reading Padres: please tell us the full truth!

Abortion · Assisted Reproduction · Catholic culture · divorce · Sterilization · Survivors of the Sexual Revolution

“Nobody told me it was wrong”

The Ruth Institute held another Healing Family Breakdown Retreat this past weekend. As I listen to people share their stories of family breakdown, a procession of past encounters marches through my memory. People tell me their stories, and not just at times appointed for this purpose, like the Retreat. I recall: a college student in… Continue reading “Nobody told me it was wrong”