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Marriage is critical for cultural evangelization, bishop stresses

May 10, 2013 - 05:08 pm .- The love of a married couple offers a crucial witness needed for evangelization in the modern world, said Bishop Michael J. Sheridan of Colorado Springs in a recent Washington, D.C., talk.

Law must be based in truth, archbishop tells judges

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.

Bishop laments 'gay marriage' approval in New Zealand

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.

Ecuador archdiocese to host prayer day for life and family

Apr 5, 2013 - 04:19 pm .- The Family Ministry Office of the Archdiocese of Quito has invited Catholics to take part in a day of prayer for life and marriage in the Ecuadoran capital.

French couple claims police violence at marriage march

Apr 4, 2013 - 03:59 pm .- A couple in France is reporting acts of violence by police officers against participants in a recent march to defend marriage against redefinition by the French government.

Study shows African Americans reject civil, gay rights equation

Apr 4, 2013 - 02:10 am .- A new survey of African Americans shows that most disagree with the claim that the effort to promote gay rights is comparable to the historic movement for racial equality.

Supreme Court warned of harm over marriage redefinition

Mar 26, 2013 - 04:38 pm .- Redefining marriage to include same-sex couples could adversely affect families and society at large, the lawyer defending California's gay marriage ban told Supreme Court justices today.

Catholic Marriage Prep success bucking national marital trends

Mar 18, 2013 - 12:03 pm .- With more couples choosing to use contraception and live together before marriage, the Catholic definition of marriage is more at risk than ever, says Christian Meert, who with his wife Christine heads the Office of Marriage and Family Life for the Diocese of Colorado Springs.

Coalition of African-American Pastors joins March for Marriage

Feb 27, 2013 - 02:04 am .- Civil Rights activist Reverend Bill Owens has joined with the National Organization for Marriage to promote and lead the March for Marriage occurring in Washington, D.C. next month.

US couple's elopement results in 80 years of marriage

Feb 16, 2013 - 06:02 am .- John and Ann Betar, a Fairfield, Conn. couple who eloped to escape an arranged marriage 80 years ago, have been honored as the longest-married couple in the U.S. by an organization dedicated to strengthening marriage.

Couples vow life-long fidelity before tomb of St. Valentine

Feb 15, 2013 - 12:16 pm .- Nearly 120 soon-to-be-married couples promised to be faithful to one another in a special Feb. 10 ceremony at the tomb of St. Valentine in the Italian city of Terni.

State of the Union speeches recognize role of family

Feb 13, 2013 - 12:02 pm .- The importance of strong families for the well-being of society was discussed by leaders of both political parties as President Barack Obama delivered his 2013 State of the Union address.

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.  

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.  

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.

Robert George warns of Catholic oppression over marriage

Jan 23, 2013 - 02:04 am .- A Princeton law professor has predicted increasing persecution of Catholic teaching on sexuality, amid accusations by a New York scholar that such teaching creates a culture of rape.

Over 1,000 English priests write letter defending marriage

Jan 15, 2013 - 02:02 pm .- More than one thousand priests signed a letter to a British daily urging local lawmakers “not to be afraid to reject” a proposed measure which would allow for same-sex “marriage” in the country.

Protestors report 1 million in Paris march to defend marriage

Jan 14, 2013 - 10:52 am .- Over one million people reportedly took to the streets in France on Jan. 13 in opposition to President Francois Hollande's “marriage for all” proposal.

Hundreds of thousands to flood Paris in support of marriage

Jan 9, 2013 - 04:02 am .- Supporters of traditional marriage expect hundreds of thousands of marchers to turn out for an upcoming national rally in opposition to President Francois Hollande's “Marriage for all” proposal.

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