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.

The global culture each child needs
8 Jun 2017 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: family values, rights of the child
A mother and father united in marital love.

The supermen who will save Gotham City
29 May 2017 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: chastity, dating
Girls don't have to settle for hookups. There are chaste men to be found.

Culture spotting: the celebration of new life
15 May 2017 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: family values
There's a lot to look forward to.

Moral lessons: how church and state differ in what they teach
10 Mar 2017 | ABOVE |  
tags: Church and State, morality
When they are fairly well aligned on moral issues society goes smoothly.

The most important correlation in all of social science
13 Feb 2017 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: marriage duration, monogamy
Number of sexual partners and duration of first marriage.

Freedom of community: the next frontier in societies that work
23 Jan 2017 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: community, religious liberty
Individuals and families need a wider space in which to flourish.

The three love diet
9 Dec 2016 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: chastity, child wellbeing, family structure
Only a fraction of our children are fully nurtured, thanks to the breakdown in marriage.

Without healthy families you can kiss the Great American Economy goodbye
18 Apr 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Church, economics, family structure, school
Family, church, and school are the three basic people-forming institutions, and they produce the best results when they cooperate.

For Greater Glory
5 Jun 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christianity, film reviews, Mexico
A stirring story of faith and heroism in 1920s Mexico has an unsettling relevance to contemporary America.

Adolescents in a pornified culture
15 Dec 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: adolescence, pornography
By undermining marriage and family life, by assailing them on the internet, pornography is doing serious harm to young people.

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