Mar 12, 2014 - 02:03 am .- Cardinal Walter Kasper's Feb. 20 address on marriage to a group of cardinals, controversial for its comments on remarriage and Communion, is to be published as a book this week, he says.
Mar 10, 2014 - 05:03 pm .- Although recent polls on Catholics supporting same-sex “marriage” are viewed as less disheartening than they appear, the results sparked a call for education on the beauty and truth of Church teaching.
Feb 28, 2014 - 12:40 pm .- In his daily homily Pope Francis reflected on the beauty of marriage, emphasizing that when it fails, we should not condemn the couple, but accompany them on a path of healing in the Church.
Feb 20, 2014 - 04:31 pm .- The head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ marriage defense efforts has offered his support to a suggested constitutional amendment to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman.
Feb 19, 2014 - 08:11 am .- Lawmakers in Washington, D.C., have introduced bills bolstering the ability of individual states to declare what they will and will not recognize as a marriage and enforce that definition within state boundaries.
Feb 18, 2014 - 05:20 pm .- The legal group Alliance Defending Freedom is asking the European Court of Human Rights not to impose a redefinition of marriage on Italy, which recognizes the unique roles of mothers and fathers for children.
Feb 14, 2014 - 05:59 pm .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia encouraged prayers for married couples and families on Valentine’s Day, also requesting prayers for the upcoming World Meeting of Families.
Feb 13, 2014 - 05:14 pm .- Catholics across the U.S. are joining in a celebration of National Marriage Week to promote the sacrament and vocation upon which society is built.
Feb 10, 2014 - 02:37 pm .- Speaking to the Polish bishops last week, Pope Francis encouraged a stronger understanding of marriage, accompanied by a merciful attitude toward those in difficult family situations.
Jan 29, 2014 - 03:17 pm .- A series of recent pro-life and pro-marriage events show that Europe is reacting against the culture of death, said Bishop Juan Antonio Reig Pla of Alcala de Henares in Spain.
Jan 8, 2014 - 02:02 am .- A new survey shows an increase in likely U.S. voters who see marriage as a religious institution, with a majority now holding this view.
Dec 10, 2013 - 04:07 am .- “The Sinner's Guide to Natural Family Planning” has 95 percent five-star reviews on Amazon.com. Despite its growing popularity and critical acclaim, however, the book's author humbly describes herself as “a housewife with a bunch of blogs.”
Dec 3, 2013 - 04:06 am .- Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York said he thinks the Catholic Church has been “out-marketed” in the public discussion of marriage, giving a misleading representation of the Church’s beliefs.
Dec 2, 2013 - 02:06 pm .- Croatian voters have approved an amendment to their country’s constitution that defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman.
Nov 29, 2013 - 04:02 am .- In the wake of Minnesota legalizing same-sex marriage earlier in 2013, the Diocese of Crookston will begin a year dedicated to a renewed appreciation and a better understanding of the married life.
Nov 15, 2013 - 12:07 am .- The U.S. bishops’ chairman on defense of marriage issues encouraged continued efforts to strengthen the institution of marriage, which is rooted in biology and is crucial for the health of society.
Nov 14, 2013 - 01:56 pm .- The head of the Vatican’s doctrine office has written to the archbishop emeritus of Freiburg im Breisgau, reaffirming that Catholics in irregular marital unions after divorce may not receive Communion.
Nov 12, 2013 - 01:23 pm .- The U.S. bishops have voted overwhelmingly to continue their “Call to Prayer” aimed at the promotion of life, marriage and religious freedom.
Oct 26, 2013 - 03:31 pm .- Pope Francis met with families from around the world today in a celebration of the joy of family life, telling them that the sacraments provide real grace to aid in the challenges everyone faces.
Oct 1, 2013 - 05:14 pm .- Recent studies on marriage show that while their rates of divorce are significant, U.S. Catholics are less likely to divorce than people of other religious affiliations.