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Minnesota diocese to soon launch 'Year of Marriage'

Nov 29, 2013 - 04:02 am .- In the wake of Minnesota legalizing same-sex marriage earlier in 2013, the Diocese of Crookston will begin a year dedicated to a renewed appreciation and a better understanding of the married life.

Archbishop highlights education to strengthen marriage

Nov 15, 2013 - 12:07 am .- The U.S. bishops’ chairman on defense of marriage issues encouraged continued efforts to strengthen the institution of marriage, which is rooted in biology and is crucial for the health of society.

Vatican intervenes to clarify marriage teaching in Germany

Nov 14, 2013 - 01:56 pm .- The head of the Vatican’s doctrine office has written to the archbishop emeritus of Freiburg im Breisgau, reaffirming that Catholics in irregular marital unions after divorce may not receive Communion.

Bishops extend initiative for life, marriage, religious liberty

Nov 12, 2013 - 01:23 pm .- The U.S. bishops have voted overwhelmingly to continue their “Call to Prayer” aimed at the promotion of life, marriage and religious freedom.

Sacraments are not mere 'decorations,' insists Pope

Oct 26, 2013 - 03:31 pm .- Pope Francis met with families from around the world today in a celebration of the joy of family life, telling them that the sacraments provide real grace to aid in the challenges everyone faces.

Catholics continue to have lowest divorce rates, report finds

Oct 1, 2013 - 05:14 pm .- Recent studies on marriage show that while their rates of divorce are significant, U.S. Catholics are less likely to divorce than people of other religious affiliations.

Manhattan Declaration draws renewed commitment, prayers

Sep 26, 2013 - 05:03 pm .- Advocates of life, marriage and religious liberty united in New York on Wednesday to pray together and reaffirm their dedication to advancing foundational Christian principles of justice and the common good.

Bishops voice support for marriage, religious freedom bill

Sep 23, 2013 - 05:24 pm .- American bishops have praised a recent bill in the House of Representatives that would protect those who share the Church’s understanding of marriage from penalties by the federal government.

Argentine bishop: weak faith life has caused marriage crisis

Sep 5, 2013 - 04:04 pm .- Archbishop Andres Stanovnik of Corrientes has said Argentines need to return to living their faith, because a weak faith life has led to a crisis in marriage and to a lack of respect for human life.

Critics say Joseph Bottum's marriage essay could confuse Catholics

Aug 29, 2013 - 12:05 am .- Critics of a recent essay rejecting continued political opposition to “gay marriage” warn that the author risks confusing Catholics and helps empower a false vision of the fundamental institution of marriage.

Joseph Bottum claims fidelity to Church stance on marriage

Aug 27, 2013 - 05:48 pm .- Author Joseph Bottum says that while parts of his controversial article on Catholic responses to “gay marriage” may have been unclear, he did not intend to suggest a divergence from Church teaching.

Catholic blogger grateful for prayers following accident

Aug 9, 2013 - 05:51 pm .- A young Catholic blogger known for his defense of the faith in the public square is thankful for prayers and support as he begins the long process of recovery following a severe accident.

Illinois cardinal defends marriage, decision to defund campaign

Aug 1, 2013 - 02:18 pm .- Cardinal Francis E. George of Chicago, Ill., is defending his decision to cease funding of an immigration organization after it declared support and encouragement for same-sex “marriage.”

Cardinal O'Malley to youth: witness by building strong marriages

Jul 28, 2013 - 10:48 pm .- Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley of Boston encouraged thousands of pilgrims at a catechesis talk in Rio de Janeiro to choose carefully and use the right criteria when picking a spouse.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter mourns passing of founder

Jul 23, 2013 - 05:05 pm .- The priest who sparked the international expansion of faith-based marriage enrichment retreats, Fr. Chuck Gallagher, passed away July 21 at the age of 85 in New Jersey.

Penn. attorney general refuses to defend state marriage law

Jul 13, 2013 - 08:10 am .- The attorney general of Pennsylvania has said she will not defend a state law defining marriage as a union of a man and a woman in court because she does not agree with it.

DOMA decision cited to block Michigan law

Jul 6, 2013 - 01:08 pm .- A federal judge has blocked a Michigan law barring domestic partner benefits for public school and local government employees, citing the Supreme Court ruling that struck down portions of the Defense of Marriage Act.

Marriage rulings pose obstacle to Church teaching, bishop says

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.

Ignoring human nature harms marriage, says cardinal

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.

Costly weddings could be crippling for new marriages

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.

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