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Student Voice: Overcoming Obstacles and Building Friendships

How did you first hear about LFN? Why did you choose to get involved? I learned about LFN when I got roped in to help promote “The Family in Modern Society Conference” at Columbia in February 2013. Seeing the ugliness … Continue reading »

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SIU 2014 Teaser: Sex-Ed and What It’s Not Teaching Students

By Caitlin La Ruffa Having recently delved into certain elements of the debates surrounding sex education along with some friends in our local community, I am so thrilled that Valerie Huber, President and CEO of the National Abstinence Education Association, … Continue reading »

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SIU 2014 Teaser: Haunting Questions of Religious Liberty

By Cassandra Hough As the country debates the meaning of marriage, the liberty of those who stand by man-woman marriage is being challenged.  Earlier this month we heard about the Evangelical ministers, the Knapps, who own a wedding chapel in … Continue reading »

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Gender, Complementarity, and Emma Watson

By Emily Blume Like many politically and emotionally charged words floating around in today’s culture, “feminism” is one that often makes me cringe, and I find myself running for the hills at its mere mentioning. The last thing I want … Continue reading »

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SIU 2014 Teaser: Friendship that Counts

By Cassy Hough I typically tend to keep to myself when traveling on an airplane.  However, several years ago a neighboring passenger struck up a conversation with me that has made a lasting impression. A businessman in his mid-fifties, he … Continue reading »

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Student Voice: How Anscombe Shaped My College Experience

Below is an interview with Delaney Brooks, President of the Anscombe Society at The Catholic University of America. Delaney is a Senior at CUA, and in her interview she describes the ways that her involvement with the Anscombe Society challenged … Continue reading »

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SIU 2014 Teaser: Love, Sex, and Genes

By Brittany Crippen Does this sound familiar: When it comes to the hard sciences, researchers have already proven that as long as college students practice “safe sex” they’ll be perfectly fine. Those who support the hookup culture and oppose the … Continue reading »

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Students Respond to the Orientations Poster Campaign: ‘Expect More. Are you in Good Hands?’

By Greta Haussmann I was walking through the hallways of our student center as I overheard students remarking, “I really wish I could expect more…” This year we participated in the Love and Fidelity Network’s nation-wide poster campaign, and the … 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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Back to Basics

By Caitlin La Ruffa On Tuesday we hosted an information session for high school parents in the D.C. area. I had the opportunity to tell people about the gory details of campus life and sexual education programming—and the privilege of … Continue reading »

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