Nov 21, 2013 - 03:04 pm .- As same-sex “marriage” becomes law in Illinois, the U.S. bishops’ head of marriage defense issues has lamented the “disgraceful” misuse of Pope Francis’ words to justify the institution’s redefinition.
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.
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.
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.
Aug 3, 2013 - 06:03 am .- Following legislation that permits same-sex marriage in the U.K. yet prohibits the Church of England from performing the ceremony, a gay couple are planning to sue to be able to marry in their church.
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.”
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.
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.
Jul 3, 2013 - 05:13 pm .- Although the Supreme Court’s recent rulings on marriage were narrowly constructed, legal experts said, they will likely have far-reaching consequences for society.
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.
Jun 7, 2013 - 05:06 pm .- Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki of Springfield, Ill., explained that marriage is rooted in nature and exists prior to the state, which has the authority to recognize, but not redefine, the fundamental social institution.
Jun 5, 2013 - 12:02 am .- An Illinois Catholic leader says that the state's failure to advance a “gay marriage” bill is a significant victory for grassroots activism, but more action is needed to ensure it never passes.
May 30, 2013 - 11:19 am .- In a new column on Catholic Womanhood, writer Jennifer Uebbing explains that a common problem in arguing against a redefinition of marriage is implicitly accepting the idea that such as redefinition is possible.
May 14, 2013 - 05:04 pm .- The state of Minnesota has redefined marriage to include same-sex couples despite concerns over social wellbeing and religious liberty raised by Catholics and other faith leaders.
Apr 26, 2013 - 12:04 am .- Discussing the push for same-sex “marriage,” Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami told judges and lawyers at the city's 2013 Red Mass that freedom and law must be based on reality and objective truth.
Apr 25, 2013 - 12:02 pm .- By a vote of 51-17, the Colombian Senate has rejected a bill that would legalize same-sex “marriage” in the country.
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.