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Cardinals join to defend Church doctrine on divorce, remarriage

Five members of the College of Cardinals have joint-authored a book defending Church doctrine regarding divorced and remarried Catholics, affirming... Read more

Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, at the Vatican press office, July 5, 2013.

Marriage's indissolubility a dogma, cardinal clarifies

In a book-length interview, Cardinal Gerhard Mueller has underscored that the indissolubility of the marriage is no mere doctrine, but... Read more

Pope Francis speaking with seminarians of the pontifical Roman universities, May 12, 2014.

Synod on family will have broad focus, Pope notes

Pope Francis has said that the upcoming synod on the family will focus on the “vast” pastoral problems facing families... Read more

Prayer outside a late-term abortion clinic in Germanton, Pa., August, 2011.

Italian bishop's abortion clinic remark draws criticism

An Italian bishop's comment that appeared to denigrate pro-life advocates who pray at abortion clinics drew criticism from a pro-life... Read more

Pope Francis delivers a General Audience address in St. Peter's Square, Jan. 8, 2014.

Francis will not be prisoner to public opinion, analyst says

Vatican observer Sandro Magister has said that Pope Francis’ “formidable praise” for Paul VI’s “Humanae Vitae” is key to understanding... Read more

Papal phone calls cannot change Church doctrine, canonist assures

Marriage is indissoluble according to the doctrine of the Church and a Pope’s phone call could not change that, a... Read more

Cardinal Raymond Burke, prefect of the Apostolic Signatura.

Change in annulment process could lead to 'grave damage'

Ecclesiastical tribunals are an essential part of the Church's saving mission -- thus changes to their procedures, including the annulment... Read more

 Cardinal Walter Kasper, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, preaches May 23, 2010.

Cardinal Kasper's speech on marriage to be released as book

Cardinal Walter Kasper's Feb. 20 address on marriage to a group of cardinals, controversial for its comments on remarriage and... Read more

Historian critiques Cardinal Kasper's speech as a 'cultural revolution'

Roberto de Mattei, an Italian historian, has written about Cardinal Walter Kasper’s Feb. 20 address to cardinals on marriage and... Read more

Cardinal Kasper's speech on divorce, remarriage, and Communion

In a two-hour address to a consistory on the family last month, Cardinal Walter Kasper discussed marriage and family life,... Read more