Patrick F. Fagan

Dr. Pat Fagan has been a grade school and college teacher, a therapist specializing in child, family and marital issues, executive director of a small think tank, a Senate staffer, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Family and Social Policy at HHS under President George Herbert Bush, a Senior Fellow of Family and Culture at the Heritage Foundation, and founder and Director of the Marriage and Religion Research Initiative ( ) first at Family Research Council, now at The Catholic University of America. 
He is publisher and editor of, has authored over thirty synthesis papers and has commissioned dozens of original research projects in marriage, family, child development and religious practice.  He and his wife Theresa have eight children and twelve grandchildren.

Raising gentlemen in a #MeToo world
1 Feb 2018 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: #MeToo, courtship, fathers, parenting
Timely advice for fathers.

Would Weinstein harassment culture be so prevalent without sterile sex?
7 Dec 2017 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: abortion, contraception, Weinstein effect
The exclusion of children allows lust - and power - free play.

Church and state, no. Government and religion, yes
23 Nov 2017 | ABOVE |  
tags: government, religion, secularism, society
Government should take account of religion given evidence it is good for society.

The hidden economy that love and mothers generate
6 Nov 2017 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: economics, mothers, redistribution
The dismal science leaves out half the economy.

The rise of the ‘nones’ spells disaster for human capital
18 Oct 2017 | ABOVE |  
tags: human capital, religious faith
Without religion other human goods are at risk.

Preparing for the rebuilding of Western civilisation
30 Aug 2017 | ABOVE |  
tags: child wellbeing, family, happiness, religion
It starts with the rebuilding of our families.

A prenuptial for indissoluble marriages
18 Aug 2017 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: divorce, marriage, prenuptials
For couples aiming at ‘forever’.

Chastity, family life and the future of religious freedom
27 Jun 2017 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: chastity, family values, religious freedom
Science supports chaste family culture, but it must have freedom.

Malleable human nature: the black hole of culture
21 Jun 2017 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: anthropology, child wellbeing
To be strong, families today must build their own culture.

Growing family culture locally: the church
15 Jun 2017 | FAMILY EDGE |  
Migration makes the local church as a home even more necessary.

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