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(LifeSiteNews) – In 2014, LifeSiteNews joined forces with pro-life groups to form Voice of the Family, a lay initiative to defend Catholic teaching on the family.

As Voice of the Family’s website explains:

The following truths are at the heart of Voice of the Family’s work:

  • Marriage, the exclusive, life-long union of one man and one woman, is the foundation of a stable and flourishing society and is the greatest protector of children, born and unborn.

  • The procreative and unitive ends of marriage cannot licitly be separated; the rejection of this truth lies at the root of modern attacks on life and the family.

  • Parents are the primary educators of their children and the protection of this right is essential for building a new “culture of life”.

The need for such a group to defend the Church’s perennial teaching, which is rooted in natural law, became particularly dire during the 2014 to 2015 Synod on the Family, during which heterodox prelates campaigned against Catholic teaching on human sexuality.

The mid-term report of the 2014 Extraordinary Synod on the Family undermined Church teaching on contraception, neglected to recognize homosexuality as intrinsically disordered, and “in effect [gave] a tacit approval of adulterous relationships,” Irish Voice of the Family representative Patrick Buckley explained at the time.

“Confusion is rampant,” LifeSite’s John-Henry Westen commented.

That confusion has only festered and grown since the conclusion of the family synod and the 2016 release of Amoris Laetitia. As the Church approaches nearly a decade of the Francis pontificate and yet another synod – this time a synod on synodality – the need to defend timeless Catholic teaching against modernist innovations remains strong.

Below are three articles about the founding of Voice of the Family, originally published on LifeSiteNews in October 2014 and May 2015.

Voice of the Family: Clarity must prevail over confusion at Catholic Synod

With more than a week to go, “confusion is rampant” about human sexuality at the Extraordinary Synod on the Family , said pro-family group


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