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Today is #GivingTuesday!

After celebrating a time of thanks last week, today Americans all over the country are participating in #GivingTuesday. This online celebration is an opportunity for members of the community to give back to local non-profits in charitable end-of-the-year giving. MFI

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Happy Thanksgiving from MFI

Though we give thanks to God every day through our prayers and our actions, this Thursday we gather with our families for the express purpose of giving thanks and celebrating the first Thanksgiving that took place right here in Massachusetts. We

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Merry Christmas from MFI

Merry Christmas! What an absolute blessing to be able to take a few days away from the turmoil and stress of our lives and our world to enjoy the joyous season that is Christmas. Let us never forget the reason for

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Happy Thanksgiving from MFI

This Thanksgiving and every day, we are thankful for YOU! Without your generous financial support and tireless efforts in contacting legislators, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do. Last week, with your help, we stalled both the anti-family

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BREAKING: NewBostonPost

There is a new media outlet in Boston, which shares the values of Massachusetts Family Institute. It is called the NewBostonPost. It is a conservative-leaning, internet news website which covers local, national and international news. Its founders – one of whom is a

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Fathers Matter

I don’t have many memories as a young child, but my earliest ones all have one thing in common—they involve my father. The warmth of acceptance, the growth during “teachable moments,” and the consistent feeling of safety were all regular emotions that

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Traditional Families Dubbed “Unfair”

A recent interview with philosopher and professor Adam Swift touted the conclusion that traditional families where children are raised by a married mother and father create an unfair advantage for those children over their contemporaries from unmarried parents.  I agree.  As

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Serving Family Values for Breakfast on Beacon Hill

Yesterday morning, MFI staff hosted a legislative breakfast for state representatives, senators and aides at the Union Club, just across the street from the State House. At the breakfast legislators were briefed by MFI’s Director of Public Policy, Maureen Vacca,

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Report on Fatherlessness: Online Release

As we work to promote and preserve family values in our culture, we know we can’t put a price tag on the value of the traditional family as an institution.  But we are able to count the costs, both economically

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The tragic and confusing case of Justina Pelletier

The common question for many regarding the Justina Pelletier case is, “How is this happening?” Justina’s parents just want their daughter home, but due to the Department of Children and Families (DCF)’s objection to the motion filed by Justina’s parents

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