Dr. Patrick Lee — Why Privatizing Marriage Doesn’t Work

Dr. Patrick Lee, Director of the Franciscan University Institute of Bioethics and Professor of Philosophy, explains why the argument that government should not be involved in marriage at all will not work.

Dr. Patrick Fagan — The Two Models of Society

Dr. Patrick Fagan, Director of the Marriage and Religion Research Institute, contrasts a Christian Model of Society with a Planned Parenthood model of society.

This is an excerpt from the talk Dr. Fagan gave at Franciscan University of Steubenville on February 19, 2013. His talk, “The Vocation of Marriage and its Contribution to Society,” was part of the Distinguished Speakers Series.

Watch the full talk here: The Vocation of Marriage and its Contribution to Society

Dr. Patrick Fagan — The Foundational Relationship for All of Society

Dr. Patrick Fagan, Director of the Marriage and Religion Research Institute, presents convincing data that the strength of a society depends on the strength of its marriages.

This is an excerpt from the talk Dr. Fagan gave at Franciscan University of Steubenville on February 19, 2013. His talk, “The Vocation of Marriage and its Contribution to Society,” was part of the Distinguished Speakers Series.

Watch the full talk here: The Vocation of Marriage and its Contribution to Society

Dr. Patrick Fagan — The Vocation of Marriage and its Contribution to Society

Dr. Patrick Fagan, Director of the Marriage and Religion Research Institute, speaks to Franciscan University students on the role that marriage plays in society.

Dr. Fagan gave this talk at Franciscan University of Steubenville on February 19, 2013, as part of the Distinguished Speakers Series.

How Re-Defining Marriage Harms Society

Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, founder and president of the Ruth Institute, spoke at Franciscan University of Steubenville as part of the Distinguished Speakers Series. In her talk, Same-Sex Marriage: Why Not?”,  she explained that “Children are ordinarily entitled to a relationship with both of their parents… This is justice for the child.  And every child has a legitimate interest in the stability of their parents’ union…The stability of the parents’ union is the ordinary way for the child to have a relationship with both of them.”  Said Dr. Morse, “Marriage is adult society’s proactive way of protecting the legitimate interests of children, interests which children cannot protect on their own.”

The Essential Public Purpose of Marriage

Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, founder and president of the Ruth Institute, spoke at Franciscan University of Steubenville as part of the Distinguished Speakers Series. In her talk, “Same-Sex Marriage: Why Not?”, she explained that “Children are ordinarily entitled to a relationship with both of their parents… This is justice for the child.  And every child has a legitimate interest in the stability of their parents’ union…The stability of the parents’ union is the ordinary way for the child to have a relationship with both of them.”  Said Dr. Morse, “Marriage is adult society’s proactive way of protecting the legitimate interests of children, interests which children cannot protect on their own.”

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