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Speakers at marriage rally highlight needs of children, families

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.

Pediatricians group accused of ignoring data in endorsing 'gay marriage'

Mar 23, 2013 - 04:08 pm .- The American Academy of Pediatrics’ recent support of “gay marriage” is drawing criticism from those who argue that it disregards evidence about the well-being of children of same-sex couples.

Claims that Pope supported gay civil unions disputed

Mar 22, 2013 - 09:21 am .- The director of the Catholic News Agency of Argentina (AICA) has told CNA that claims of Pope Francis supporting gay civil unions when he was Archbishop of Buenos Aires are not true.

Catholic students lobby at UN commission on women

Mar 20, 2013 - 04:05 am .- Students at Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio worked to educate delegates at a recent United Nations commission about the importance of life and family in protecting women’s interests.

Poll shows regular Mass attendees oppose 'gay marriage'

Mar 9, 2013 - 04:03 pm .- A majority of Catholics who attend services weekly oppose same-sex “marriage,” according to a poll by Quinnipiac University, even though it's release suggested that Catholics largely support the practice.

Obama officials, Republican group advocate 'gay marriage'

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.

Harvard debate stresses meaning, purpose of marriage

Feb 27, 2013 - 04:09 am .- At the heart of the national debate on same-sex unions is a fundamental disagreement on the nature of marriage, said a participant in a recent discussion at Harvard Law School.

Over 100,000 march to defend marriage in Puerto Rico

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.

Archbishops decry military gay benefits plan

Feb 15, 2013 - 05:06 pm .- Two U.S. archbishops involved in defense of marriage efforts and the military spoke out against a new Pentagon policy giving gay couples many of the benefits of military spouses.

Pentagon criticized for offering spousal benefits to gay couples

Feb 13, 2013 - 05:09 pm .- The Department of Defense has drawn criticism over new policies providing same-sex partners some of the benefits normally reserved to military spouses.

Momentum builds around national March for Marriage

Feb 10, 2013 - 04:02 pm .- Plans for a national March for Marriage in downtown Washington, D.C., are generating excitement and enthusiastic support, according to organizers of the event.  

FRC shooter's plea renews criticism of 'hate group' label

Feb 7, 2013 - 06:05 pm .- Following the guilty plea of the man who shot a security guard at the Family Research Council last summer, pro-family organizations are renewing their calls for an end to the label “hate group.”

Vatican official rejects claims that he endorsed same-sex unions

Feb 7, 2013 - 12:01 pm .- Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, denounced media assertions that his recent comments show Vatican support for homosexual unions.  

UK bishops decry advancement of 'gay marriage' bill

Feb 6, 2013 - 11:57 am .- After a bill allowing same-sex “marriage” passed in the U.K.'s House of Commons, local Catholic bishops have warned that the legislation will have profoundly negative effects on society.

Redefining marriage creates conflict, bishops warn Supreme Court

Jan 30, 2013 - 05:08 pm .- In recent legal briefs filed with the Supreme Court, the U.S. bishops warned that a redefinition of marriage would create an “engine of conflict” that threatens freedom of religion, speech and other liberties.

Obama says 'gay marriage' necessary for national progress

Jan 21, 2013 - 05:03 pm .- As he entered his second term as U.S. President, Barack Obama stressed the need to modernize American values through changes such as a redefinition of marriage.

Sexual difference critical to understanding marriage, authors say

Jan 10, 2013 - 02:13 am .- Defending the sexual complementarity between men and women in marriage is an essential first step in building up a healthy “culture of marriage” as a whole, say the authors of a new book.

University employee allowed back after marriage controversy

Jan 10, 2013 - 12:17 am .- A Maryland university employee has been reinstated after spending three months on administrative leave for signing a petition to allow locals to vote on same-sex “marriage” in the state.

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.”

Uruguayan congress passes gay 'marriage' law

Dec 13, 2012 - 12:02 pm .- The Uruguayan House of Representatives has voted to pass a law legalizing same-sex “marriage” in the country.

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