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Why a new State Department position could spell trouble for religious liberty

Feb 26, 2015 - 06:28 pm .- The State Department’s new LGBT special envoy will promote human rights abroad but could also pose a serious threat to religious freedom, said several experts in the field.  

Paraguay archbishop to UN: stop pushing abortion, gay marriage

Feb 26, 2015 - 12:00 pm .- Archbishop Edmundo Valenzeula of Asuncion, Paraguay is demanding that U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon – who is visiting the country this week – ensure that the United Nations does not promote abortion, euthanasia and “gay marriage” in Paraguay.

A UK bishop's plea: speak up on marriage before it's too late

Feb 25, 2015 - 12:49 am .- Inside a small English church dedicated to St. Columba, a congregation of Catholics gathered, sitting in the midst of 2,500 years of marriage.

Grandmother, florist may lose her business and home for declining gay wedding

Feb 20, 2015 - 04:01 pm .- If you walk into Barronelle Stutzman’s floral business, you’re probably going to get a hug. She puts her heart into her work, from making beautiful arrangements to making customers feel like family.

Federalism, same-sex marriage, and what a bishop has to say about it

Feb 16, 2015 - 07:06 pm .- The head of the U.S. bishops’ marriage committee is backing new legislation that thwarts the federal government from bypassing state marriage laws.

The irony in anti-discrimination – why Catholic bishops won't back ENDA

Feb 5, 2015 - 04:16 am .- Even with religious freedom provisions added, LGBT discrimination laws are unlikely to draw support from Catholic bishops because they could in fact lead to discrimination against religious groups, analysts explained.  

'No compromise' – Catholics, evangelicals unite on marriage

Jan 27, 2015 - 10:02 am .- A coalition of Catholic and Protestant leaders has united to call all Christians to an unwavering defense of the truth of marriage, rooted in nature as well as faith.  

What threatens families? Redefining marriage, Pope says

Jan 16, 2015 - 03:47 am .- Warning that “every threat to the family is a threat to society itself,” Pope Francis called on the people of the Philippines to be a prophetic witness in a world facing attacks on marriage and life.

'What is being proposed is not marriage' – Pope calls for defense of family

Oct 26, 2014 - 12:52 pm .- In an audience with members of an international Marian movement, Pope Francis warned that the sacrament of marriage has been reduced to a mere association, and urged participants to be witnesses in a secular world.  

Christian ministers told to perform gay 'weddings' or face jail time

Oct 20, 2014 - 12:28 pm .- Two Christian ministers in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, could face legal punishment or be forced to sell their nearly 100-year-old wedding chapel for declining to perform same-sex “wedding” ceremonies.  

Priests in favor of 'gay marriage' spark controversy in Chile

Oct 14, 2014 - 10:48 pm .- The secular press in Chile is defending three priests who have come out in support of ‘gay marriage’ and is accusing Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati of Santiago of denouncing the priests to the Vatican.  

Here's why Church teaching on 'gay marriage' did not change today

Oct 13, 2014 - 04:59 pm .- The Catholic blogosphere exploded Monday after the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops released a document summarizing last week’s discussion.  

'Decisive' role of marriage in focus as Court declines cases

Oct 6, 2014 - 03:39 pm .- The Supreme Court’s decision not to review defense of marriage appeals by five states has been met with disappointment, along with a renewed emphasis on highlighting the meaning and purpose of marriage.  

Bishop, canonist: Gay unions among sins barring Communion

Sep 25, 2014 - 04:50 pm .- The denial of Holy Communion to a same-sex couple who obtained a marriage license is in line with broader Church teaching on public grave sin and the Eucharist, explained a prominent canon lawyer.  

La. bishop applauds marriage ruling, commits to LGBT ministry

Sep 4, 2014 - 05:02 pm .- Following a judge's Wednesday ruling upholding a Louisiana amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman, New Orleans' archbishop has affirmed the importance of ministering to persons who identify as part of the LGBT community.

Supreme Court halts marriage redefinition in Virginia

Aug 21, 2014 - 11:11 am .- The U.S. Supreme Court put a hold on same-sex “marriage” licenses in Virginia on Wednesday after a federal appeals court struck down the state’s marriage defense amendment in July.

Human rights court: Europe cannot be forced to redefine marriage

Jul 18, 2014 - 02:56 am .- The European Court of Human Rights ruled that the refusal to recognize same-sex “marriages” does not violate the European Convention on Human Rights.

Boulder defies Colo. law with 'gay marriage' licenses

Jun 28, 2014 - 06:49 am .- A federal court’s ruling against Utah’s marriage amendment has triggered a controversy in Colorado, where the Boulder County Clerk’s office has begun to give invalid marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Presbyterian denomination's 'gay marriage' votes draw criticism

Jun 22, 2014 - 07:03 am .- The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s general assembly has voted to allow its ministers to perform “gay marriage” and to redefine marriage as a “commitment between two people,” drawing objections that it is moving away from Christian orthodoxy.

Teaching on marriage a matter of Gospel witness, archbishop says

Jun 14, 2014 - 03:57 pm .- Thanking his brother bishops for their work in supporting marriage around the United States, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone stressed the key role of marriage in spreading the Gospel.

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