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In Australia, bishops face legal complaint for defending marriage

Nov 24, 2015 - 02:31 am .- The Sydney archbishop has strongly defended the freedom of the Catholic Church in response to a legal complaint claiming the Australian bishops’ pastoral letter on marriage violated Tasmania’s strict anti-discrimination law.

Is this the future of marriage prep in the Church?

Nov 8, 2015 - 03:09 pm .- Father Michael Delcambre looked at his congregation on Sunday and realized he had what other pastors might call an unusual sight: He counted 10 newly married couples sitting right there in the pews, and they were regulars.

Researcher: Study after study finding kids do best with married parents

Oct 29, 2015 - 06:51 am .- Three new pieces of scholarship released in recent weeks suggest that children do best with married parents and are more likely to face a host of challenges in other situations.

Princeton love and marriage event expects record-breaking attendance

Oct 28, 2015 - 04:25 pm .- College students from across the country will gather in record-breaking numbers to attend a high-powered conference on love, marriage and fidelity this weekend – and a free webcast means anyone can follow along.  

How one US archdiocese is revamping its marriage prep program

Oct 26, 2015 - 05:46 pm .- Aiming to provide uniform spiritual and social support for engaged couples, the Archdiocese of New Orleans has made several changes to its marriage preparation process.

How a 'culture of distraction' is keeping millennials from marrying

Oct 20, 2015 - 03:11 am .- Consumerism. A culture of distraction. Fear of commitment. These are some of the factors driving today’s young people away from marriage, said a theologian reflecting on the words of Pope Francis in the U.S.

New movement hopes to share the reality of marriage

Oct 7, 2015 - 08:10 pm .- A new group called the Marriage Reality Movement aims to help Catholics and others renew the vision of marriage in society.

Pope Francis asks for prayers ahead of synod discussion

Oct 4, 2015 - 04:51 am .- In his Sunday Angelus address Pope Francis stressed the role of spouses in generating children, and asked for prayers ahead of the synod discussions beginning tomorrow.

God's dream for creation? The union of a man and woman, Pope says

Oct 4, 2015 - 03:18 am .- Pope Francis formally opened the synod of bishops Sunday, telling participants that the union between a man and woman is the foundation of God’s plan for the family, and a solution to the many forms of loneliness in today’s world.

Full transcript of Pope Francis' inflight interview from Philadelphia to Rome

Sep 28, 2015 - 08:31 am .- In a 47 minute Q&A with journalists on his way back to Rome Pope Francis touched on sensitive topics such as forgiving abusers and conscientious objection, as well as the upcoming synod of bishops and women’s ordination.

Pope: Communion for divorced, remarried isn't the only synod issue

Sep 28, 2015 - 04:03 am .- Pope Francis told journalists on board his flight to Rome that giving communion to divorced and remarried Catholics is a “simplistic” solution to the issue, and stressed that there are also other problems that need to be discussed.

Revamped annulment process focuses on speed, role of local bishops

Sep 8, 2015 - 07:34 am .- In a revamped marriage annulment process, Pope Francis has made significant changes, giving more of a role to the local bishop, dropping automatic appeals, and declaring the process free of charge.

What happens when clerks object to providing gay marriage licenses?

Jul 9, 2015 - 03:28 am .- After the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, some county clerks have voiced religious objections to issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Does legal protection for them exist?

Breaking: Supreme Court redefines marriage throughout US (Updated)

Jun 26, 2015 - 08:07 am .- In a wide-reaching decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has declared that same-sex “marriage” is a constitutional right and that states must recognize same-sex unions.

Ahead of Supreme Court marriage decision, states act to protect religious freedom

Jun 16, 2015 - 07:24 pm .- As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to deliver a ruling that could lead to sweeping changes in the definition of marriage nationwide, two states have enacted new legal protections for those with religious objections to recognizing same-sex ‘marriages.’

Married couples to Catholic Church: Give us clear, positive teaching on marriage

Jun 14, 2015 - 04:34 pm .- Alice Heinzen was with her dad and siblings on a ski trip when she froze on top of what looked like a treacherous mountain path. Her dad was waiting at the bottom, and so were her other siblings – who had all fallen down along the way.

Pope Francis to parents: Do you believe in the beauty of love?

Jun 14, 2015 - 02:31 pm .- In an address on Sunday, Pope Francis asked parents if they believed in the beauty of the love God gives to a man and a woman, and told them to make sure their children see this love in little signs of affection.

Cardinal: Divorced, remarried Catholics need support for conversion, not changes on Communion

Jun 11, 2015 - 05:04 pm .- Catholics who have divorced and remarried need help for the “difficult climb” of conversion and spiritual growth, not a change in Church practice on the reception of Holy Communion, a prominent cardinal said.

How to get millennials to marry? Start by sharing your story

Jun 10, 2015 - 03:47 am .- While it may be the middle of “wedding season,” the warm months between spring and fall when many couples choose to tie the knot, many young people today are avoiding – or at the very least delaying – saying “I do” themselves.

Pope Francis: Men and women are different for a reason

Jun 8, 2015 - 03:52 pm .- The value and beauty of marriage, based on the complementarity of man and woman, is lamentably being challenged by “gender ideology,” Pope Francis warned the bishops of Puerto Rico on Monday.

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