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Mexicans flood the capital to defend marriage – with Pope Francis' blessing

Sep 26, 2016 - 02:15 pm .- Some 400,000 people filled the streets of Mexico City on Saturday to protest the Mexican government’s attempt to redefine marriage as anything but a union between one man and one woman.

The Supreme Court probably won't approve polygamy. Here's why.

Sep 22, 2016 - 12:20 am .- A polygamous family featured on a reality TV show has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a law intended to combat polygamy, but one attorney doubts their case will prevail.

This couple spent their honeymoon helping Mother Teresa's nuns

Sep 10, 2016 - 04:02 pm .- Among the thousands of people who came to Rome to participate in the canonization of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, were Lourdes and Chema: two Spaniards who have always been close to the saint and the Missionaries of Charity, whom they dedicated their honeymoon to help serve.

Three words every couple should know, according to Pope Francis

Jul 28, 2016 - 02:28 pm .- Married couples were the focus of Pope Francis’ second “balcony talk” in Poland on Thursday, receiving from him three words he has often said are key to a successful marriage.

Where are the values at the Republican National Convention?

Jul 21, 2016 - 04:58 pm .- As the 2016 Republican National Convention draws to a close, some Catholics are concerned about a perceived lack of priority given to pro-life, marriage, and religious freedom issues in the GOP.

Pope Francis marries young deaf couple at Casa Santa Marta

Jul 20, 2016 - 06:21 am .- Pope Francis does not ordinarily celebrate the Sacrament of Matrimony. But on July 9, he made an exception for a young Italian deaf couple, who were married in the chapel at his residence, Casa Santa Marta.

US bishops throw support behind conscience protections on marriage

Jul 14, 2016 - 12:44 am .- Two leading U.S. bishops have spoken out in favor of a proposed law which would ensure federal religious freedom protections to individuals and faith-based organizations who disagree with same-sex marriage.

Fatima visionary predicted 'final battle' would be over marriage, family

Jul 8, 2016 - 03:33 am .- Sister Lucia dos Santos, one of the three children who witnessed the Marian apparitions at Fatima, died in 2005. But before her death, she predicted that the final battle between Christ and Satan would be over marriage and the family.  

What actually makes a marriage invalid?

Jun 17, 2016 - 03:48 pm .- A virtual brouhaha erupted Thursday after Pope Francis said in unscripted remarks that “the great majority” of marriages today are null, due to a “provisional” culture in which people do not understand permanent commitment.

Updated: Most marriages today are invalid, Pope Francis suggests

Jun 16, 2016 - 02:56 pm .- Pope Francis said Thursday that the great majority of sacramental marriages today are not valid, because couples do not enter into them with a proper understanding of permanence and commitment.

Pope Francis: Want to celebrate well? Drink wine.

Jun 8, 2016 - 05:09 am .- In an in-depth look at Jesus’ first miracle of turning water into wine at the wedding feast in Cana, Pope Francis pointed to several key moments in the scene that illuminate our understanding of Christ.

Mexican president's party hit with 'protest vote' over gay marriage

Jun 7, 2016 - 04:19 pm .- Just a few weeks after Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto announced measures to legalize gay marriage and homosexual adoption throughout the country, his party suffered a severe setback in the June 5 elections.

How a cancer diagnosis led to a hospital wedding

May 11, 2016 - 06:49 am .- Last year, Sandra Raquel Nogueira Pereira was diagnosed with uterine cancer.

How Pope Francis thinks we should change marriage prep

Apr 10, 2016 - 05:39 am .- Among the less-noticed passages of Pope Francis’ new exhortation was a lengthy section on marriage preparation, a subject that the pontiff has repeatedly spoken on, calling for additional focus at the diocesan and parish levels.

Integration requires conversion: reflections on Amoris laetitia

Apr 9, 2016 - 06:57 am .- Reflecting on Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation on love in the family, two professors at the John Paul II Institute have emphasized the close ties between integration and conversion, as well as the importance of the Church's established teaching.

Pope Francis: Children are always gifts, even in tough circumstances

Apr 8, 2016 - 04:05 am .- Pope Francis’ latest writings on the family include a strong affirmation of the need to welcome children even in difficult circumstances.

More than 25,000 march for life and family in Ecuador

Mar 30, 2016 - 12:31 am .- Under the theme “Love in motion,” more than 25,000 people participated in the ninth annual the Day of the Unborn Child Walk in several cities in Ecuador.

Pope: new annulment process has an 'eminently pastoral' goal

Mar 12, 2016 - 04:02 am .- On Saturday Pope Francis told participants in course on the streamlined annulment process that the main goal of the new norms is pastoral, and seeks to reach out to families suffering from a broken marriage.

Costly weddings could be crippling for new marriages

Feb 25, 2016 - 04:27 pm .- Noting the sharply increasing costs of weddings, marriage advocates have begun to urge couples to be less extravagant in their nuptial celebrations for the good of their relationships.

This man has been in a coma for 33 years – and his wife has stayed by his side

Jan 20, 2016 - 03:06 am .- After sustaining a damaged leg tendon in 1982, 34-year old international footballer Jean-Pierre Adams thought that a routine knee surgery at a hospital in Lyon, France would relieve some of his discomfort.

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