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Christmas Reminds us that Love Matters

by Caitlin La Ruffa A million ads, made-for-TV movie specials, and even guilt-inducing texts from relatives conspire to send a unified message: this is the time of year to be with family. Sentimental movies teach us that family – and … Continue reading »

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What’s Your Favorite SIU Memory?

by Caitlin La Ruffa Conference week is here! We’re counting down the days, hours, and minutes until SIU 2015 kicks off! Over the last week we have been simply blown away by registration – which has now surpassed 300, making … Continue reading »

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SIU 2015 Teaser:
Can We Join Together For the Sake of Our Children?

by Caitlin La Ruffa With election season heating up and debates already in full swing, we find ourselves asking the perennial question – how can we ensure that our children will have a hopeful future? What kinds of policies are … Continue reading »

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Finding Common Ground

by Caitlin La Ruffa Like most universities, my alma mater is rightly concerned with the problem of sexual assault on campus and has sought for years to educate students about the risks and the standards of consent. Their approach is … Continue reading »

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Reflections: After Obergefell

by Caitlin La Ruffa This article was originally published here as part of a First Things symposium. Well, we got the Roe v. Wade of marriage. As much as we’d been expecting it, it’s still surprisingly hard to swallow. Nonetheless, even … Continue reading »

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Love Can Wait: Who’s in?

by Caitlin La Ruffa As we await the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges in these final days, I am carried back to the day of the oral arguments just a few months ago. Supporters both of traditional marriage … Continue reading »

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On the Right to Drive Mom and Dad Crazy

The following is adapted from LFN Director Caitlin La Ruffa’s remarks at the Stand for Marriage rally in Washington, D.C. on April 28th that took place outside the Supreme Court as the oral arguments for Obergefell v. Hodges were in … Continue reading »

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What If We Saw 50 Shades of Red Instead?

by Caitlin La Ruffa We’re thrilled to launch our 8th annual Valentine’s campaign this week! Through the help of Kerry Cronin’s presentation at our national conference this fall, it came to our attention that dating on college campuses is now … Continue reading »

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Reflections from the Humanum Colloquium

by Caitlin La Ruffa As the sound of silver bells grows louder and the clock begins to tick a little faster toward 2015, there is a desire to reflect on the highlights of the past year and on the priorities … Continue reading »

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SIU 2014 Teaser: Marriage & Caste in America

By Caitlin La Ruffa A few years ago Kay Hymowitz observed some concerning trends about the increasing marriage divide between the “haves” and “have-nots” here in the U.S, which she chronicled in detail in her book Marriage and Caste in … Continue reading »

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