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'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.

'No human invention' – Marriage a divine plan, bishop says

Jan 5, 2015 - 01:28 pm .- Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury has responded to Pope Francis' call for renewed commitment to the “Gospel of the Family” by releasing a pastoral letter on the special vocation and mission of the family.

Conference to consider the human element in Catholic family life

Jan 2, 2015 - 01:42 pm .- Catholic marriage preparation and pastoral care of the family in light of human nature will be the topic of an upcoming Rome conference that takes inspiration from the Extraordinary Synod on the Family.

Pope: Church must improve marriage prep, strengthen families

Dec 8, 2014 - 04:23 pm .- Pope Francis in his latest interview reflected on October’s Extraordinary Synod on the Family, dismissing fears of doctrinal “collapse” while considering difficult topics like marriage preparation and the treatment of divorced and remarried Catholics.  

Ratzinger's retraction: the fruit of 42 years of theological maturation

Dec 4, 2014 - 03:16 pm .- News broke weeks ago that a new volume of Benedict XVI's collected works was being released in German with an updated version of a 1972 essay, which no longer suggests that the divorced and remarried can receive Communion, as it once did.

'Year for Vocations': English diocese stresses universal call to sainthood

Dec 2, 2014 - 04:04 am .- Alongside the Year for Consecrated Life called for by Pope Francis, the Diocese of Shrewsbury, England, is observing 2015 as a year for vocations, promoting among the faithful the universal call to sanctity.  

Pope's Philly trip could be a turning point on US marriage front

Nov 26, 2014 - 05:02 pm .- Legal expert Alan Sears said that the push for marriage redefinition in the U.S. has provided a platform for the issue at large and that Pope Francis' visit in 2015 could mark a shift in the contentious debate.

Beyond religious differences: Interfaith leaders unite on marriage

Nov 19, 2014 - 06:02 pm .- Leaders from various faith traditions around the globe are backing the union of a man and woman as an inherently complementary human reality that transcends even the difference of religion.

Pope Francis: Children have right to a mother and father

Nov 17, 2014 - 04:00 pm .- Children have the right to be raised by a mother and a father, Pope Francis said, emphasizing that “the family is the foundation of co-existence and a remedy against social fragmentation.”

How one bishop sees marriage as key to 'culture of encounter'

Nov 12, 2014 - 03:15 pm .- With marriage in crisis in the modern world, the faithful have a duty to work for its restoration, promoting the ‘culture of encounter’ called for by the Holy Father, said a leading U.S. bishop.  

Seismic court ruling affirms link between marriage, kids

Nov 7, 2014 - 05:16 pm .- Defense of marriage advocates lauded a major 2-1 decision by a federal appeals court that noted the importance of children and sexual complementarity in upholding state laws defining marriage.  

At the heart of the annulment process: Justice, salvation of souls, Pope says

Nov 5, 2014 - 12:07 pm .- Pope Francis gave a brief address to canonists on Wednesday, discussing the grave importance of justice in the process of marriage annulment, and the salvation of souls above all – which is always found in justice.

Men, women, and the power of marriage: Pope Francis to give key address

Nov 3, 2014 - 01:57 pm .- Later this month Pope Francis will meet with intellectuals and inter-religious faith leaders from around the world to examine the relationship between man and woman in marriage as the basis of society.

Want to bolster families? Return to Gospel concepts of freedom, fidelity

Oct 31, 2014 - 02:04 am .- The Church must work to strengthen the family by helping couples practice Christian concepts of virtues if it wishes to “open wide the doors to Christ” in the vision of St. John Paul II, the head of the Knights of Columbus said on Wednesday.

How one cardinal proposes to correct ignorance of marriage's nature

Oct 30, 2014 - 03:50 pm .- According to the Archbishop of Washington, the recent Synod on the Family worked to address the challenge that many young people today don’t fully understand the nature of marriage.

'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.  

Church teaching on sexuality is simple, but not easy, priest says

Oct 19, 2014 - 05:02 am .- When it comes to human sexuality, one of the predominant themes being discussed by participants at the Extraordinary Synod on the Family pertains to the certainty that truth and mercy cannot be separated.

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.  

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