Feb 4, 2013 - 02:10 pm .- The head of the Vatican council for the family believes that the 2015 gathering in Philadelphia will be an important moment for the U.S. and the world as it considers the role and meaning of the family in society.
Jan 28, 2013 - 03:36 pm .- As he spoke to the Church’s highest court, which often deals with issues related to marriage, Pope Benedict highlighted the growing acceptance of instability in relationships.
Jan 23, 2013 - 02:04 am .- A Princeton law professor has predicted increasing persecution of Catholic teaching on sexuality, amid accusations by a New York scholar that such teaching creates a culture of rape.
Jan 15, 2013 - 02:02 pm .- More than one thousand priests signed a letter to a British daily urging local lawmakers “not to be afraid to reject” a proposed measure which would allow for same-sex “marriage” in the country.
Jan 14, 2013 - 10:52 am .- Over one million people reportedly took to the streets in France on Jan. 13 in opposition to President Francois Hollande's “marriage for all” proposal.
Jan 9, 2013 - 04:02 am .- Supporters of traditional marriage expect hundreds of thousands of marchers to turn out for an upcoming national rally in opposition to President Francois Hollande's “Marriage for all” proposal.
Jan 7, 2013 - 12:09 pm .- A socialist government official in Andalusia, Spain, called for a local Catholic bishop to be “muzzled” for arguing that men and women are both different and complementary.
Jan 3, 2013 - 04:10 am .- Cardinal Francis George and the six auxiliary bishops of Chicago have warned that a proposal to recognize “gay marriage” in Illinois is against the common good and will force Illinoisans to “pretend to accept something that is contrary to the common sense of the human race.”
Dec 17, 2012 - 04:02 pm .- The Bishops' Conference of Costa Rica called on the nation's lawmakers to promote the good of the family by preserving marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
Dec 7, 2012 - 04:13 pm .- Supporters of marriage and family welcomed the Supreme Court’s announcement that it will review both state and federal cases about the definition of marriage in the coming months.
Dec 7, 2012 - 12:21 am .- The U.S. bishops have announced a five-part pastoral strategy that is aimed at creating a movement dedicated to penance and prayer for a renewed culture of life, marriage and religious freedom.
Nov 27, 2012 - 04:02 pm .- The bishops of Spain will release a new document on Dec. 17 supporting marriage in the wake of a ruling by the Constitutional Court upholding same-sex unions.
Nov 20, 2012 - 12:02 pm .- Nearly 250,000 people across France took to the streets on Nov. 17 to voice their support for marriage against ongoing efforts by political leaders to legalize same-sex unions.
Nov 20, 2012 - 04:17 am .- Catholics seeking to build up a strong culture of marriage must focus on promoting a healthy understanding of it rather than simply fighting against attacks, according to the author of a new book on discussing marriage.
Nov 19, 2012 - 01:55 pm .- As France’s Socialist government pushes to legalize “gay marriage,” Catholics must continue to strongly and consistently bear witness to the teachings of Christ, Pope Benedict XVI said.
Nov 13, 2012 - 03:32 pm .- Bishops and Catholics must work to better deliver the Church's teaching on marriage in light of the recent U.S. elections, said Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York.
Nov 9, 2012 - 02:04 am .- The U.S. bishops' leader on defense of marriage issues is calling for prayer and a “renewed culture of marriage” in light of recent votes against preserving the meaning of the institution in four states.
Nov 8, 2012 - 03:58 am .- Despite several narrow defeats at the ballot box on Nov. 6, marriage defenders say they remain dedicated to promoting and protecting the most fundamental social institution as the union of one man and one woman.
Nov 6, 2012 - 01:26 pm .- Throughout the United States, Catholics are gathering in prayer on Nov. 6 to ask for God’s blessing upon the country and its citizens as they cast their ballots.
Oct 18, 2012 - 05:30 pm .- A federal appeals court struck down a key portion of the federal Defense of Marriage Act in a New York case, renewing calls for the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the issue of “same-sex marriage.”