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Federal judges order 'gay marriage' in Pennsylvania, Oregon

May 21, 2014 - 07:15 pm .- Following judicial decisions ordering Pennsylvania and Oregon to recognize “gay marriage,” critics said that such decisions damage society and ignore the rights of children.

Bishops' synod head: October meeting not solely about divorce

May 21, 2014 - 03:57 am .- Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, secretary general of the Synod of Bishops, has emphasized that the next synod will not be focused exclusively on the much-talked about issue of Communion for the divorced and remarried.

Legal groups offer free analysis in wake of Mozilla head's resignation

May 3, 2014 - 05:05 pm .- After the resignation of a Silicon Valley CEO following an uproar over his defense of marriage, two firms are providing free legal analysis to anyone suffering at work for opposing a redefinition of marriage.

Archbishop Aquila: teaching on marriage must be rooted in Christ

May 2, 2014 - 04:46 pm .- As the Synod of Bishops on the Family draws closer, Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver has offered a reflection for his brother bishops on the pastoral issue of proclaiming “the gospel marriage” of Christ to the world.

Academic institute carries forward JPII's vision of marriage, family

Apr 29, 2014 - 04:17 am .- Pope John Paul II's enthusiasm for the vocation of marriage and family life is being carried forward today through an academic institute dedicated to studying his theology and related issues.

Pope emphasizes 'indissolubility of Christian matrimony'

Apr 25, 2014 - 02:48 pm .- Pope Francis on April 25 stressed the need for bishops and priests to give a “consistent witness” to Christian moral teaching, including the lifelong nature of Christian marriage, and to teach these truths “with great compassion.”

Bishops invited to support 2014 March for Marriage

Apr 12, 2014 - 03:45 pm .- Two U.S. bishops leading efforts to defend and promote marriage offered their support for this year’s national March for Marriage and invited their fellow bishops to do the same.

Mozilla head's resignation over marriage stance sparks outcry

Apr 4, 2014 - 08:16 am .- Critics slammed Web browser Firefox's announcement that CEO Brendan Eich resigned in wake of controversy surrounding his support of traditional marriage, calling the move intolerant of free speech.

Cardinal Kasper's speech on marriage to be released as book

Mar 12, 2014 - 02:03 am .- Cardinal Walter Kasper's Feb. 20 address on marriage to a group of cardinals, controversial for its comments on remarriage and Communion, is to be published as a book this week, he says.

Catholic polls prompt call to educate on beauty of marriage

Mar 10, 2014 - 05:03 pm .- Although recent polls on Catholics supporting same-sex “marriage” are viewed as less disheartening than they appear, the results sparked a call for education on the beauty and truth of Church teaching.

Walk with those who suffer failed marriages, Pope exhorts

Feb 28, 2014 - 12:40 pm .- In his daily homily Pope Francis reflected on the beauty of marriage, emphasizing that when it fails, we should not condemn the couple, but accompany them on a path of healing in the Church.

Archbishop Cordileone supports constitutional marriage amendment

Feb 20, 2014 - 04:31 pm .- The head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ marriage defense efforts has offered his support to a suggested constitutional amendment to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman.

Bill to protect state definitions of marriage introduced

Feb 19, 2014 - 08:11 am .- Lawmakers in Washington, D.C., have introduced bills bolstering the ability of individual states to declare what they will and will not recognize as a marriage and enforce that definition within state boundaries.

Court urged to not impose marriage redefinition in Italy

Feb 18, 2014 - 05:20 pm .- The legal group Alliance Defending Freedom is asking the European Court of Human Rights not to impose a redefinition of marriage on Italy, which recognizes the unique roles of mothers and fathers for children.

Archbishop asks prayers for marriage, World Meeting of Families

Feb 14, 2014 - 05:59 pm .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia encouraged prayers for married couples and families on Valentine’s Day, also requesting prayers for the upcoming World Meeting of Families.

National Marriage Week recognizes foundations of society

Feb 13, 2014 - 05:14 pm .- Catholics across the U.S. are joining in a celebration of National Marriage Week to promote the sacrament and vocation upon which society is built.

Pope: Marriage cannot be based simply on emotional satisfaction

Feb 10, 2014 - 02:37 pm .- Speaking to the Polish bishops last week, Pope Francis encouraged a stronger understanding of marriage, accompanied by a merciful attitude toward those in difficult family situations.

Bishop sees movement away from 'culture of death' in Europe

Jan 29, 2014 - 03:17 pm .- A series of recent pro-life and pro-marriage events show that Europe is reacting against the culture of death, said Bishop Juan Antonio Reig Pla of Alcala de Henares in Spain.

Poll shows rise in belief that marriage is a religious institution

Jan 8, 2014 - 02:02 am .- A new survey shows an increase in likely U.S. voters who see marriage as a religious institution, with a majority now holding this view.

Sinners, sex and NFP: My conversation with Simcha Fisher

Dec 10, 2013 - 04:07 am .- “The Sinner's Guide to Natural Family Planning” has 95 percent five-star reviews on Amazon.com. Despite its growing popularity and critical acclaim, however, the book's author humbly describes herself as “a housewife with a bunch of blogs.”

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