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Vatican official thinks Philadelphia meeting will be key for families

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.

Pope examines society's acceptance of unstable relationships

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.

Chicago bishops: 'gay marriage' will have consequences for Illinois

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.”

Family advocates pleased Supreme Court will hear marriage cases

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.

Author says society's marriage discussion must remember children

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.

Pope urges French Catholics to make voices heard on 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.

Church cannot live with contraception mandate, bishops say

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.

US bishops call for renewed view of marriage in wake of election

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.

After marriage setbacks, Catholic leaders disappointed but committed

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.

Support for preserving marriage grows in key states

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.”

Washington Catholics say 'gay marriage' backers mislead

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.”

Catholics United urges 'gay marriage' surrender

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.

Family Research Council shooting suspect charged with terrorism

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.

Employee placed on leave for marriage petition says she was bullied

Oct 24, 2012 - 04:00 am .- A university employee who was placed on administration leave said that she has been humiliated and intimidated for her belief that Maryland voters should determine whether to implement a “gay marriage” law in the state.

Federal appeals court rules against Defense of Marriage Act

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.”

Baltimore archbishop rallies religious leaders in support of marriage

Oct 6, 2012 - 07:01 am .- Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore last week told a large gathering of Maryland religious leaders opposed to Question 6 that it is urgent to organize voters opposed to the ballot measure, which would recognize “gay marriage” in the state.

Chick-fil-A's stance on marriage remains unchanged

Sep 22, 2012 - 07:16 am .- Despite claims that Chick-fil-A has ceased funding groups that support traditional marriage in hopes of expanding locations in Chicago, the restaurant has not released any definitive statement about who will or will not receive money.

Pope tells French bishops defense of marriage is prophetic

Sep 21, 2012 - 04:38 pm .- Against the backdrop of an effort to recognize “gay marriage” in France, Pope Benedict XVI told a group of French bishops that the truth about marriage and the family is vital to society and must be promoted in bold and creative ways.

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