Update
Home / PASTORAL ISSUES / Marriage & Divorce

Marriage & Divorce

GRANDPARENTS RESTRICTED

Marriage breakdowns shut out grandparents from seeing their grandchildren 22 May 2014 – Neos Kosmos Newspaper HELEN VELISSARIS Maria* hasn’t seen her granddaughter for more than a year. She sits, nervously crumpling the papers in her hands, trying to get the words out. Her granddaughter is the only living connection she has to her son. He passed away four years ... Read More »

Encyclical on Marriage and Family Issued by the Orthodox Church of Greece

The following encyclical issued by the Sacred Synod of the Church of Greece is meant to uphold the Orthodox Christian principles of marriage and family, and its opposition to the so-called Free Cohabitation Agreement issued by the Greek Government, which is positioned as an alternative form of permanent cohabitation and should not be considered a “soft” marriage. “Family and Society ... Read More »

Liberal MP Kevin Andrews’ book says marriage best for you and the kids

MARRIAGE may help prevent cancer, is the best chance of fulfillment in life and divorcing parents should get better assistance to reconcile, says the MP who could become Australia’s next Families Minister. Senior Liberal MP Kevin Andrews has rated the breakdown of marriage and the family a greater threat to the Western world than climate change, the financial crisis and ... Read More »

Loose morals costs NZ $1b a year

Family breakdown and decreasing marriage rates is costing New Zealand taxpayers at least $1 billion a year, according to new research. Prepared by the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER), the research was commissioned by Family First NZ. “The study shows that the decline of marriage, New Zealand’s high teenage fertility rate, and our rate of solo parenthood is ... Read More »