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Singer Britney Spears attends the MTV Bash at the Hollywood Palladium on June 28, 2003 in Hollywood, California.

Britney Spears clarifies she asked for a Catholic church wedding: ‘I don’t like being called a liar’

Aug 10, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The American pop star has more to say about wanting to be married in a Catholic church. Read more

Britney Spears (L) and Sam Asghari arrive at the premiere of Sony Pictures' "Once Upon A Time ... In Hollywood" at the Chinese Theatre on July 22, 2019 in Hollywood, California. The couple wed in June 2022.

Britney Spears’ wedding: Who can get married in a Catholic church?

Aug 4, 2022

By Katie Yoder

There are four main requirements to have a Catholic church wedding, a priest tells CNA. Read more

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When is the right time to seek out Catholic marriage counseling?

Jul 7, 2022

By Courtney Mares

“Do we need marriage counseling?” If you are asking the question, there’s a good chance that you would benefit from... Read more

Blessed Luigi and Maria Beltrame Quattrocchi.

First married couple to be beatified together featured at World Meeting of Families

Jun 22, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Blessed Luigi and Maria Beltrame Quattrocchi are the official patrons of the 10th World Meeting of Families taking place in... Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, June 8, 2022.

Pope Francis says Catholic marriage preparation is a ‘duty of justice’ in text for dioceses

Jun 15, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope wrote the preface of a new Vatican document for priests working with engaged couples. Read more

Bishop Santiago Gómez Sierra of Huelva.

Priests back bishop attacked in media for defending life and the family

Jun 8, 2022

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Bishop Santiago Gómez Sierra encouraged Catholics to vote for those who share Christian values. Read more

Married couples gather in Częstochowa, Poland, on June 4-5, 2022. Equipes Notre-Dame.

Married couples from across Europe pray at Marian shrine in Poland

Jun 7, 2022

By CNA Staff

One couple traveled from Odesa in war-torn southern Ukraine. Read more

Pope Francis addresses members of the Roman Rota in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, Jan. 27, 2022.

Pope Francis urges Roman Rota to work with ‘synodal spirit’

Jan 27, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Rota is the Church’s highest court handling appeals of marriage annulment cases. Read more

Pope Francis gives his Angelus address on Dec. 26, 2021.

Pope Francis: Pray for peace in the family

Dec 26, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

“Please, each day, let us pray a little bit together, if you can make the effort, to ask God for... Read more

Pope Francis greets a couple during a meeting with members of the Retrouvaille marriage ministry Nov. 6, 2021

Pope Francis encourages married couples to rely on Christ in letter for Feast of the Holy Family

Dec 26, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

“Families have always been in my thoughts and prayers, but especially so during the pandemic,” Pope Francis said. Read more

Nancy and Kelly McKeague of Alexandria, Va., say their Catholic faith provided an "anchor" to their marriage during Kelly's service in the U.S. Air Force.

Military spouse 'virtual date night' video series launched on Veterans Day

Nov 11, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

To coincide with Veterans Day, a marriage ministry has launched a free “virtual date night” video series specifically for military... Read more

Pope Francis greets a couple during a meeting with members of the Retrouvaille marriage ministry Nov. 6, 2021

Pope Francis: Crisis in marriage is an ‘opportunity,’ not a ‘curse’

Nov 6, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis met members of the marriage ministry Retrouvaille, which helps struggling couples overcome difficulties in their relationship. Read more

CDF to hold study day on 2001 instruction for dissolution of marriage ‘in favorem fidei’

Apr 23, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The dissolution of a marriage bond “in favorem fidei” (in favor of the faith) can be approved by the pope... Read more

Mary Rose and Ryan Verret. Courtesy image via Be Light.

'Discovering what's essential': Strengthening marriages during lockdown

May 13, 2020

By Matt Hadro

Many Catholic parishes have closed during the pandemic, but one marriage renewal ministry is seeking to reopen the doors of... Read more

Prime Minister Thomas Thabane of Lesotho at the United Nations.

Lesotho PM murder case could have canon law consequences

Feb 25, 2020

By Ed Condon, JD Flynn

Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has been charged with the murder of his estranged former wife. The trial could also have an canonical... Read more

Pope Francis advises Roman Rota formation course Nov. 30, 2019.

Pope Francis: The Church seeks truth and healing for wounded marriages

Nov 30, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said Saturday that the Church suffers with couples who are in a “wounded marriage,” and seeks their healing... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square Nov. 13, 2019.

Pope Francis denounces rise in anti-Semitism 

Nov 13, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis denounced rising anti-Semitism Wednesday as an attitude that is inhumane and unchristian.  Read more

Pope Francis greets a married couple at a Wednesday General Audience.

Pope Francis: True love is found in fidelity

Jan 29, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Unity and fidelity in a Christian marriage can offer an example of true love to the world, Pope Francis said... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience Oct 31, 2018.

Pope Francis calls faithful married love 'revolutionary'

Oct 31, 2018

By Courtney Mares

Faithful married love, in which a husband loves his wife like Christ loves the Church, is “revolutionary,” Pope Francis said... Read more

Pope Francis greets a married couple at a Wednesday General Audience.

Pope Francis: Marriage prep should be more than a few parish meetings

Oct 24, 2018

By Courtney Mares

In his general audience Wednesday, Pope Francis said that engaged couples require “careful preparation” for the lifelong fidelity that marriage... Read more