Church Teaching on Marriage

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Bishop Georg Bätzing watches ZdK president Irme Stetter-Karp speak at the Synodal Way assembly in Frankfurt, Germany, Sept 8. 2022

After sex document at German Synodal Way is blocked, organizers vow to ‘take it to’ Rome

Sep 9, 2022

By AC Wimmer

The document pushed for changes to the Church’s teaching on homosexuality, bisexuality, gender identity, and masturbation. Read more


Gay marriage lawsuit against Catholic school not expected to succeed

Jan 17, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

A lawsuit against a Catholic high school claims that it was illegal discrimination to fire a teacher for contracting a... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on May 28, 2014.

The Pope's annulment move? It's a good thing, Vatican official says

Sep 10, 2015

By Elise Harris

A member of the Vatican council charged with interpreting Church law says the increased role of bishops in the annulment... Read more

What does the Church really say about divorce? It might not be what you think

Sep 7, 2015

“I have a friend who has been divorced for 30 years. Her husband just left her one day, and she... Read more

Why the effort to make gay marriage sacramental won't work

Aug 2, 2015

By Kevin J. Jones

Dissenting Catholic groups have called for gay marriage to be recognized as a sacrament, but Catholic theology has a clear... Read more

Catholic polls prompt call to educate on beauty of marriage

Mar 10, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

Although recent polls on Catholics supporting same-sex “marriage” are viewed as less disheartening than they appear, the results sparked a... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square before the Wednesday general audience on October 2, 2013

Walk with those who suffer failed marriages, Pope exhorts

Feb 28, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his daily homily Pope Francis reflected on the beauty of marriage, emphasizing that when it fails, we should not... Read more