Topics

New Oxford Blog

Marriage, Divorce, & Annulments

Humanae Vitae: A Manual for Better Sex?

REVERT'S ROSTRUM

Casey Chalk

October 2018

Much popular Catholic literature on NFP is utilitarian, claiming that obeying Church teaching results in a happier, more exciting bedroom experience.

VIEW ARTICLE
The Sinner's Veto

HAS CANON LAW BECOME A DEAD LETTER?

Jake Neu

November 2017

VIEW ARTICLE
How "Remarried" Catholics Can Validly Receive Communion

GUEST COLUMN

Ines Angeli Murzaku

October 2017

VIEW ARTICLE
Amoris Laetitia: What Is Pope Francis Up To?

THE MYSTERIOUS LIGHTNESS OF THE LORD'S YOKE

Anthony Giambrone

June 2017

VIEW ARTICLE
From the Fringes: A Marital Blitz
April 2017

The growing popularity of polygamy and "self-marriage" shows that the fringes aren't merely encroaching on the center, the fringes are the center.

VIEW ARTICLE
Pope Francis Streamlines the Annulment Process

WHAT COULD GO WRONG?

Philip C.L. Gray

March 2016

VIEW ARTICLE
Crossing the Chasm of Faith & Praxis

THE DO-NOTHING CHURCH IN THE REARVIEW MIRROR

Chene Richard Heady

December 2015

VIEW ARTICLE
What the Revolution Has Wrought

INTERNAL CONTRADICTIONS & ECONOMIC CRISIS

Tom Bethell

September 2015

VIEW ARTICLE
False Mercy & the Integrity of Marriage
May 2014

Cardinal Burke, the Church's foremost expert on annulment, said the process is "essentially connected with the doctrinal truth" of the Church, and changes should be considered with great care.

VIEW ARTICLE
The German Question
April 2014

On the question of how to accommodate second marriages in the Church, most of the key players in the debate, for now, happen to be German bishops and cardinals.

VIEW ARTICLE
The Radiant Joys of Marital Discipline

GUEST COLUMN

Christopher J. Stravitsch

December 2012

VIEW ARTICLE
Manhood's True Test

ARE TODAY'S MEN DOOMED TO FAIL?

Mitchell Kalpakgian

December 2012

VIEW ARTICLE
There Goes the Village
November 2012

Not long after the same-sex marriage battles have begun we are beginning to hear promotion of polygamy, three-parent laws, and even talk of legal incest.

VIEW ARTICLE
Man-Child in the Promised Land
September 2012

Men have suffered from the 'single-mother revolution': A significant subculture of unattached fathers exhibits a notable lack of maturity and a retardation of genuine masculinity.

VIEW ARTICLE
"Gay Marriage" Is Not Marriage. Here's Why.

AN INVITATION TO INSANITY

Monica Migliorino Miller

July-August 2012

VIEW ARTICLE
The Wages of Motherhood
June 2012

Viewed from the perspective of home and community, there's so much value attached to the work of stay-at-home mothers, that we've only just begun to count the cost of losing them to the workplace.

VIEW ARTICLE
The Future of Marriage in America
April 2012

Perhaps the Church in America could take a lesson from Mexico, where the government does not recognize ecclesiastical marriages and Catholics must get married .

VIEW ARTICLE
Natural Family Planning & the New Evangelization

IT'S NOT 'CATHOLIC BIRTH CONTROL'

John F. Kippley

September 2011

VIEW ARTICLE
Marriage on the Fringes -- For Now
September 2008

Will the slippery slope lead us to a society that no longer looks askance at a woman who decides to marry herself, her mother, her sister, or the Statue of Liberty?

VIEW ARTICLE
A Failed Offensive

FALSE DILEMMAS & SPECIAL PLEADING

James F. Csank

September 2008

VIEW ARTICLE
Cohabitation: Ten Facts

GUEST COLUMN

A. Patrick Schneider II

September 2007

VIEW ARTICLE
Blessed Are the Shack-Ups

EXIT SIN

James F. Csank

September 2007

VIEW ARTICLE
The Fruit of Contraception

GUEST COLUMNS

Melissa Scollard

April 2007

VIEW ARTICLE
Shall We "Privatize" Marriage & Everything Else?
October 2005

If privatization is a good thing, what's wrong with privatizing marriage, homosexuality, abortion?

VIEW ARTICLE
Inspiration for (Uncommitted) Partners?
February 2002

Good golly, we've been duped again by relationship politics.

VIEW ARTICLE
Shacking-Up: A "Divine Imperative"?

HOW TO SIN WITH A CLEAR CONSCIENCE

Sheryl Temaat

January 2002

VIEW ARTICLE
Letter to a Catholic Friend In an Invalid Marriage

THE GRAVE SIN OF ADULTERY

Agnes Martin

May 2001

VIEW ARTICLE
Berkeley Professor Wants More Catholics to Get Divorced
April 2001

America magazine is unhappy with Catholic teaching on "remarriage."

VIEW ARTICLE
The Meaning of Marital Love

Monica Migliorino Miller

December 2000

Review of Crossing the Threshold of Love: A New Vision of Marriage in the Light of John Paul II's Anthropology

VIEW ARTICLE
The Unbuckled Bible Belt?
November 2000

Why do the Baptists have the highest rate of divorce?

VIEW ARTICLE
Unconditional Love — But Not for Your Spouse
November 2000

When it comes to marriage, liberals throw all that out the window.

VIEW ARTICLE
When the Wedding Bell Rings Marriage's Knell
February 2000

Invent your own ceremony, write your own vows, and ordain your own minister.

VIEW ARTICLE
‘Til Annulment Do Us Part?

Nancy E. Smith

June 1999

Reviews of One Hundred Answers to Your Questions on Annulments... What God Has Joined Together: The Annulment Crisis in America

VIEW ARTICLE
Hallowed or Hollow Marriage?

FRUITFUL OR DESERTED GARDEN?

by Annie Moritz

September 1997

VIEW ARTICLE
When "Open Marriage" Means Openness to Life

GUEST COLUMN

Cecilia McGowan

October 1996

VIEW ARTICLE
Out of the Briar Patches of Divorce, Remarriage, and Annulment

HOME AT LAST

James J. Thompson Jr.

April 1988

VIEW ARTICLE
Gracious Sensibility, Ruthless Self-Examination

Thomas W. Case

January-February 1987

Review of Fleeing the Whore of Babylon by James J. Thompson Jr.

VIEW ARTICLE