Pro-Family Group Petitions Catholic Bishops to Remember Victims of Sexual Revolution

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San Marcos, CA— The Ruth Institute, a pro-family, pro-marriage organization, has collected a petition with more than 1,700 names of those wishing to remind the Catholic bishops at the on-going Synod on the Family to remember those victimized by the “liberating” ideals of the Sexual Revolution.

The petition states, in part:

For too long, the Victims of the Sexual Revolution have been silenced. Children of Divorce, the Reluctantly Divorced who were divorced against their will, and the Heartbroken Career Women who have good jobs but no children: none of these people are allowed to complain about the wounds they have suffered from our toxic sexual culture.

As the bishops of the Roman Catholic Church meet to discuss ways to strengthen the family, let us ask them not to forget these victims of the Sexual Revolution.

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We plead with the Synod Fathers: remember us in your deliberations. Reaffirm the ancient teachings of the Christian tradition on the permanence and fruitfulness of marriage. The Church has been right all along.

The petition, along with the signatures collected from people in the United States and abroad, has been sent to Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, KY, who is attending the Synod.

Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Founder and President of the Ruth Institute, stated: “The experience of the past 50 years demonstrates that the Church has been wise in her ancient teachings on marriage, family and sexuality. The media has indulged in much speculation about whether the Catholic Church will change its teachings on divorce, re-marriage, and contraception, among other things. The purpose of our petition is to remind the Church Fathers of the harm that has been done as a result of the increasingly toxic sexual culture in our world. Nobody knows what the outcome of this Synod will be, but the bishops need to know there are victims who need to be ministered to. It would be tragic if the Church soft-pedalled her teachings, at the exact historical moment when experience is confirming her wisdom.”

Media can schedule an interview with Dr. Morse to find out:

  • What this Synod means
  • Why Catholic Bishops need to be concerned about victims of the Sexual Revolution
  • Who the victims of the Sexual Revolution are and the extent of the damage perpetrated on them
  • The ways in which the Ruth Institute is helping these victims
  • What the outcome will be if the Catholic Church “loosens the rules” regarding marriage and family life

The on-line petition can be viewed here. The Ruth Institute will continue to collect signatures on this petition, through next year’s World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.

To schedule an interview with Dr. Morse, email Ruth Institute Outreach Director, Jennifer Johnson at

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