Jul 3, 2013 - 02:01 pm .- The U.S. Supreme Court's recent decisions on gay marriage will make it harder for the Church to teach Americans about the nature of marriage, the archbishop of San Francisco has said.
Jul 1, 2013 - 03:42 pm .- After the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, an Italian cardinal said that recognizing gay unions as “marriages” ignores nature and may yield effects that cannot be entirely anticipated.
Jun 15, 2013 - 04:04 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.
Jun 14, 2013 - 02:15 am .- An influential Democrat-leaning communications strategy group has targeted critics of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, claiming it is “Catholic McCarthyism” to bar funds to groups allied with backers of abortion and “gay marriage.”
Jun 7, 2013 - 05:06 pm .- Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki of Springfield, Ill., explained that marriage is rooted in nature and exists prior to the state, which has the authority to recognize, but not redefine, the fundamental social institution.
May 17, 2013 - 05:03 pm .- The National Organization for Marriage is filing a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service, after its confidential tax return was leaked from the agency to the group's chief political opposition.
May 16, 2013 - 04:12 pm .- Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, said a cultural change is needed to recover the value and meaning of the life-long “yes” that spouses give each other in marriage.
May 10, 2013 - 05:08 pm .- The love of a married couple offers a crucial witness needed for evangelization in the modern world, said Bishop Michael J. Sheridan of Colorado Springs in a recent Washington, D.C., talk.
Apr 26, 2013 - 12:04 am .- Discussing the push for same-sex “marriage,” Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami told judges and lawyers at the city's 2013 Red Mass that freedom and law must be based on reality and objective truth.
Apr 18, 2013 - 04:15 pm .- Archbishop John Dew of Wellington, president of the Bishops’ Conference of New Zealand, has expressed profound sadness over the authorization of ‘gay marriage’ by the country’s Parliament on April 17.
Apr 5, 2013 - 04:19 pm .- The Family Ministry Office of the Archdiocese of Quito has invited Catholics to take part in a day of prayer for life and marriage in the Ecuadoran capital.
Apr 4, 2013 - 03:59 pm .- A couple in France is reporting acts of violence by police officers against participants in a recent march to defend marriage against redefinition by the French government.
Apr 4, 2013 - 02:10 am .- A new survey of African Americans shows that most disagree with the claim that the effort to promote gay rights is comparable to the historic movement for racial equality.
Mar 26, 2013 - 04:38 pm .- Redefining marriage to include same-sex couples could adversely affect families and society at large, the lawyer defending California's gay marriage ban told Supreme Court justices today.
Mar 18, 2013 - 12:03 pm .- With more couples choosing to use contraception and live together before marriage, the Catholic definition of marriage is more at risk than ever, says Christian Meert, who with his wife Christine heads the Office of Marriage and Family Life for the Diocese of Colorado Springs.
Feb 27, 2013 - 02:04 am .- Civil Rights activist Reverend Bill Owens has joined with the National Organization for Marriage to promote and lead the March for Marriage occurring in Washington, D.C. next month.
Feb 16, 2013 - 06:02 am .- John and Ann Betar, a Fairfield, Conn. couple who eloped to escape an arranged marriage 80 years ago, have been honored as the longest-married couple in the U.S. by an organization dedicated to strengthening marriage.
Feb 15, 2013 - 12:16 pm .- Nearly 120 soon-to-be-married couples promised to be faithful to one another in a special Feb. 10 ceremony at the tomb of St. Valentine in the Italian city of Terni.
Feb 13, 2013 - 12:02 pm .- The importance of strong families for the well-being of society was discussed by leaders of both political parties as President Barack Obama delivered his 2013 State of the Union address.
Feb 10, 2013 - 04:02 pm .- Plans for a national March for Marriage in downtown Washington, D.C., are generating excitement and enthusiastic support, according to organizers of the event.