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National Marriage Week recognizes foundations of society

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.

Pope: Marriage cannot be based simply on emotional satisfaction

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.

Bishop sees movement away from 'culture of death' in Europe

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.

Poll shows rise in belief that marriage is a religious institution

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.

Sinners, sex and NFP: My conversation with Simcha Fisher

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.”

Cardinal Dolan: Church has been 'caricatured' as anti-gay

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.

Croatians vote to protect marriage from redefinition

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.

Minnesota diocese to soon launch 'Year of Marriage'

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.

Archbishop highlights education to strengthen marriage

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.

Vatican intervenes to clarify marriage teaching in Germany

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.

Bishops extend initiative for life, marriage, religious liberty

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.

Sacraments are not mere 'decorations,' insists Pope

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.

Catholics continue to have lowest divorce rates, report finds

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.

Manhattan Declaration draws renewed commitment, prayers

Sep 26, 2013 - 05:03 pm .- Advocates of life, marriage and religious liberty united in New York on Wednesday to pray together and reaffirm their dedication to advancing foundational Christian principles of justice and the common good.

Bishops voice support for marriage, religious freedom bill

Sep 23, 2013 - 05:24 pm .- American bishops have praised a recent bill in the House of Representatives that would protect those who share the Church’s understanding of marriage from penalties by the federal government.

Argentine bishop: weak faith life has caused marriage crisis

Sep 5, 2013 - 04:04 pm .- Archbishop Andres Stanovnik of Corrientes has said Argentines need to return to living their faith, because a weak faith life has led to a crisis in marriage and to a lack of respect for human life.

Critics say Joseph Bottum's marriage essay could confuse Catholics

Aug 29, 2013 - 12:05 am .- Critics of a recent essay rejecting continued political opposition to “gay marriage” warn that the author risks confusing Catholics and helps empower a false vision of the fundamental institution of marriage.

Joseph Bottum claims fidelity to Church stance on marriage

Aug 27, 2013 - 05:48 pm .- Author Joseph Bottum says that while parts of his controversial article on Catholic responses to “gay marriage” may have been unclear, he did not intend to suggest a divergence from Church teaching.

Catholic blogger grateful for prayers following accident

Aug 9, 2013 - 05:51 pm .- A young Catholic blogger known for his defense of the faith in the public square is thankful for prayers and support as he begins the long process of recovery following a severe accident.

Illinois cardinal defends marriage, decision to defund campaign

Aug 1, 2013 - 02:18 pm .- Cardinal Francis E. George of Chicago, Ill., is defending his decision to cease funding of an immigration organization after it declared support and encouragement for same-sex “marriage.”

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