Feint of Heart

Kenneth D. Whitehead on a So-Called Truce in the War Against Marriage

I have never closely followed the work of David Blankenhorn, president and founder of the Institute for American Values (IAV), but I was aware that he was a defender of marriage and the family. About a dozen years ago, I edited a volume entitled Marriage and the Common Good; it consisted of the contributions of the speakers at a conference of the same name held in 1999. David Blankenhorn was one of those speakers and contributed a fine set of "Ten Short Reflections on the Relationships Between Divine and Human Fatherhood." I also knew he was the author of Fatherless America (1996) and co-editor of The Fatherhood Movement . . .

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Kenneth D. Whitehead is the 2004 recipient of the Blessed Frederic Ozanam Award for Catholic Social Action of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists (SCSS). He writes frequently on Catholic social and moral issues.


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