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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

Pope Francis and a newly married couple Jan. 20, 2016.

Pope Francis: Lasting marriage needs self-gift and Christ's grace

Oct 7, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

A married couple striving to faithfully live out their life-long commitment to each other, need both God’s grace and love... Read more

Woman on phone.

Dating apps and the death of romance – what's a Catholic to do?

Dec 27, 2017

By Mary Farrow

If a recent Vanity Fair issue is to be believed, there's some disheartening news for single people: the “dating apocalypse,”... Read more

Italian nun helps brides say 'yes' to the dress

Dec 22, 2017

Italian brides are finding wedding dresses at an unusual spot hidden in the Umbrian hills, where they are able to... Read more

Cardinal Kevin Joseph Farrell, Prefect of Laity, family and Life, speaks with CNA on May 3, 2017.

Cardinal Farrell: Let's talk about the beauty of the family

May 6, 2017

By Elise Harris

The Vatican's point-man on family and life issues says rather than just complaining about problems we see in society, we... Read more

What does it take to renew marriage? This archdiocese plans to find out

Mar 29, 2017

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has announced a new initiative on marriage and family life: a three-year course which will be... Read more

How this couple has stayed married (and in love) for 75 years

Feb 16, 2017

Eulogio Martínez and Martina Abian are 100 and 95 years-old, respectively.  Read more


Could this save Catholic marriage prep?

Dec 19, 2016

By Matt Hadro

With high divorce rates among Catholic couples – and marriage rates plummeting among millennials – Church leaders are scrambling to... Read more

For Bishop Olmsted, Pope Francis shows continuity on marriage

Sep 22, 2016

Pope Francis has not changed Catholic practice on Holy Communion for the divorced and remarried. Rather, his goal is to... Read more

Dating apps and the death of romance

Dec 23, 2015

By Mary Farrow

This September's issue of Vanity Fair contains a pretty disheartening prediction for single people: the “dating apocalypse,” brought on by... Read more

Will we be allowed to disagree about marriage in the future?

Dec 15, 2015

By Matt Hadro

The future of a diverse and pluralistic public square is at stake in the debate over marriage and sexuality, said... Read more

Newly married couples meet Pope Frnacis in St. Peter's Sqaure during the general audience on Sept. 9, 2015:

Marriage doesn't take away your freedom – quite the opposite, Pope says

Oct 21, 2015

By Ann Schneible

Pope Francis on Wednesday said that contrary to modern notions, fidelity in marriage does not rob us of personal freedom... Read more

We need to be clear on what marriage actually is, synod bishops insist

Oct 14, 2015

By Elise Harris

Numerous bishops voiced alarm over the lack of a clear definition of marriage in the synod’s controversial guiding text, prompting... Read more