Apr 19, 2013 - 04:12 pm .- A group of at least 14,900 French mayors has said it will not perform “gay marriages,” even if the government moves ahead with plans to legalize the practice.
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.
Mar 27, 2013 - 06:04 pm .- Citing concerns for the well-being of children and respect for the democratic process, participants in the national March for Marriage in Washington, D.C., stressed the importance of marriage for society.
Mar 27, 2013 - 03:11 pm .- Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts suggested that the gay community is so politically powerful that it does not need special protections, citing the rapid change in public opinion over same-sex marriage.
Mar 27, 2013 - 04:03 am .- Speakers at the national March for Marriage told the crowds gathered in Washington, D.C., that marriage is fundamentally about preserving an institutional link between parents for the sake of their children.
Feb 28, 2013 - 12:08 am .- Both President Barack Obama’s administration and a group of Republican officials have filed briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court calling for marriage to be redefined to include same-sex partners.
Feb 21, 2013 - 04:10 pm .- More than 100,000 people gathered outside the Puerto Rican capitol in San Juan on Feb. 18 to support the defense of marriage and family against proposed legislation on gay unions.
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 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 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.
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 12, 2012 - 03:54 pm .- In the aftermath of the Nov. 6 elections, the U.S. bishops stressed that they will push ahead with defending religious liberty from the Obama administration’s contraception mandate, which cannot be lived with as it stands.
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 3, 2012 - 08:47 am .- Recent polls show increasing support for marriage being the union of one man and one woman in states that will soon cast ballots on whether to legalize “gay marriage.”
Nov 2, 2012 - 10:30 am .- A group of Catholic lay leaders in Washington state has asked voters to oppose the state’s “gay marriage” ballot proposal Referendum 74, warning against those who “do not accurately represent Catholic teaching.”
Oct 26, 2012 - 03:12 pm .- The group Catholics United, which until now has avoided directly contradicting Catholic teaching in its defense of Democratic political causes, has now denounced Catholic efforts to defend traditional marriage as a “far right-wing” social issue.
Oct 26, 2012 - 09:30 am .- A federal grand jury indicted a 28-year-old Virginia man for “committing an act of terrorism” in connection with the shooting of a security guard at the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C., this summer.