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Breaking: Supreme Court redefines marriage throughout US (Updated)

Jun 26, 2015 - 08:07 am .- In a wide-reaching decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has declared that same-sex “marriage” is a constitutional right and that states must recognize same-sex unions.

Ahead of Supreme Court marriage decision, states act to protect religious freedom

Jun 16, 2015 - 07:24 pm .- As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to deliver a ruling that could lead to sweeping changes in the definition of marriage nationwide, two states have enacted new legal protections for those with religious objections to recognizing same-sex ‘marriages.’

Married couples to Catholic Church: Give us clear, positive teaching on marriage

Jun 14, 2015 - 04:34 pm .- Alice Heinzen was with her dad and siblings on a ski trip when she froze on top of what looked like a treacherous mountain path. Her dad was waiting at the bottom, and so were her other siblings – who had all fallen down along the way.

Pope Francis to parents: Do you believe in the beauty of love?

Jun 14, 2015 - 02:31 pm .- In an address on Sunday, Pope Francis asked parents if they believed in the beauty of the love God gives to a man and a woman, and told them to make sure their children see this love in little signs of affection.

Cardinal: Divorced, remarried Catholics need support for conversion, not changes on Communion

Jun 11, 2015 - 05:04 pm .- Catholics who have divorced and remarried need help for the “difficult climb” of conversion and spiritual growth, not a change in Church practice on the reception of Holy Communion, a prominent cardinal said.

How to get millennials to marry? Start by sharing your story

Jun 10, 2015 - 03:47 am .- While it may be the middle of “wedding season,” the warm months between spring and fall when many couples choose to tie the knot, many young people today are avoiding – or at the very least delaying – saying “I do” themselves.

Pope Francis: Men and women are different for a reason

Jun 8, 2015 - 03:52 pm .- The value and beauty of marriage, based on the complementarity of man and woman, is lamentably being challenged by “gender ideology,” Pope Francis warned the bishops of Puerto Rico on Monday.

African, European bishops' meeting promotes an authentic 'joy of the family'

Jun 5, 2015 - 04:01 am .- A group of bishops from across Africa and Europe met last weekend pledging to redouble their efforts in favor of families, and examining challenges of the 2014 Synod on the Family as well as prospects for the 2015 synod.

Florist asks court to overturn mandatory gay marriage support

Jun 4, 2015 - 12:24 am .- A florist has appealed to the Washington State Supreme Court to review court rulings that could cause her financial ruin because she declined to serve a same-sex wedding ceremony.

Love requires work โ€“ not just attraction or feelings, Pope tells couples

May 27, 2015 - 12:04 pm .- In his weekly general audience, Pope Francis said the process of engagement is essential for any couple on their way to marriage since it not only allows love to mature, but helps future spouses deepen in knowledge of one another.

Christian marriage โ€“ it's 'demanding but magnificent,' Pope says

May 13, 2015 - 01:28 pm .- In his audience closing out the Togolese bishops’ ad Limina visit to Rome, Pope Francis on Monday encouraged solid faith formation for the young, especially those preparing for marriage.

Pope Francis on marriage: It's not about the dress or photos. It's about the mission.

May 6, 2015 - 10:10 am .- Marriage is more than the wedding ceremony, the flowers, the dress, the photos, Pope Francis said in his weekly general audience: it is a participation in the Church's mission.

A crisis in the German church? Synod questionnaire would suggest so

May 2, 2015 - 05:44 pm .- The Synod of Bishops began receiving in April responses to a questionnaire that had been sent to dioceses the world over in preparation for October's Synod on the Family. The results from Germany indicate that most Catholics there hope for an openness to divorce and remarriage, as well as homosexual acts.

Will youth inevitably support same-sex marriage? These activists say nope

Apr 29, 2015 - 04:08 pm .- Marriage defense advocates of diverse ages and backgrounds rallied outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, calling for the institution of marriage to be maintained.

Pope: Is the fear of failure causing young people to avoid marriage?

Apr 29, 2015 - 02:02 pm .- With the number of children raised in brokenness on the rise, young people view marriage as a path to failure – so Pope Francis says it’s time for Christians to restore faith in the family.

Scholars: No legal right to 'gay marriage' in Constitution

Apr 27, 2015 - 04:28 pm .- There is no legal right to “gay marriage” in the Constitution, legal experts asserted, and the Supreme Court should not bypass the democratic process and redefine marriage for all 50 states.

Religious leaders urge conscience protections in recognizing marriage

Apr 27, 2015 - 12:47 pm .- More than 30 U.S. religious leaders, including four Catholic bishops, have joined together to call on their country to preserve the “unique meaning of marriage” and to renew respect for religious freedom.

Ireland's defense of marriage leaders speak up for mothers, fathers, children

Apr 26, 2015 - 03:58 pm .- Opponents of a referendum that would recognize “gay marriage” in Ireland face an uphill fight, but one commentator says they can win if people are willing to speak up and focus on the need for children to have a mother and a father.

Marriage march in DC expects diverse, wide-ranging support

Apr 23, 2015 - 03:53 am .- People from a variety of faiths and backgrounds will unite in Washington, D.C., April 25 to uphold marriage as the union of a man and a woman in the third annual March for Marriage.

Anti-Cordileone ad misrepresents Catholicism, archdiocese says

Apr 17, 2015 - 04:13 am .- A group of Catholics promoting a full-page advertisement asking Pope Francis to remove Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone don’t represent San Francisco Catholics and misrepresent the facts, the archdiocese has said.

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