Redefining Marriage

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Catholic polls prompt call to educate on beauty of marriage

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

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Supreme Court halts 'gay marriage' in Utah pending appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a temporary stay blocking “gay marriage” in Utah until the state can complete its... Read more

Croatians vote to protect marriage from redefinition

Croatian voters have approved an amendment to their country’s constitution that defines marriage as the union of a man and... Read more

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Archbishop rejects use of Pope's words to justify Illinois 'gay marriage'

As same-sex “marriage” becomes law in Illinois, the U.S. bishops’ head of marriage defense issues has lamented the “disgraceful” misuse... Read more

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Bishops voice support for marriage, religious freedom bill

American bishops have praised a recent bill in the House of Representatives that would protect those who share the Church’s... Read more

Critics say Joseph Bottum's marriage essay could confuse Catholics

Critics of a recent essay rejecting continued political opposition to “gay marriage” warn that the author risks confusing Catholics and... Read more

Joseph Bottum.

Joseph Bottum claims fidelity to Church stance on marriage

Author Joseph Bottum says that while parts of his controversial article on Catholic responses to “gay marriage” may have been... Read more

Gay couple to sue Church of England for marriage rights

Following legislation that permits same-sex marriage in the U.K. yet prohibits the Church of England from performing the ceremony, a... Read more

Cardinal Francis George, O.M.I., archbishop of Chicago.

Illinois cardinal defends marriage, decision to defund campaign

Cardinal Francis E. George of Chicago, Ill., is defending his decision to cease funding of an immigration organization after it... Read more

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane.

Penn. attorney general refuses to defend state marriage law

The attorney general of Pennsylvania has said she will not defend a state law defining marriage as a union of... Read more

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DOMA decision cited to block Michigan law

A federal judge has blocked a Michigan law barring domestic partner benefits for public school and local government employees, citing... Read more

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Panelists predict widespread impact of marriage rulings

Although the Supreme Court’s recent rulings on marriage were narrowly constructed, legal experts said, they will likely have far-reaching consequences... Read more

Cardinal Camillo Ruini.

Ignoring human nature harms marriage, says cardinal

After the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, an Italian cardinal said that recognizing gay... Read more

Bishop Thomas Paprocki

State lacks authority to redefine marriage, says bishop

Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki of Springfield, Ill., explained that marriage is rooted in nature and exists prior to the state,... Read more

Illinois State Capitol Building.

Advocate says fight to defend marriage in Illinois continues

An Illinois Catholic leader says that the state's failure to advance a “gay marriage” bill is a significant victory for... Read more

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Columnist examines pitfalls of arguing against 'gay marriage'

In a new column on Catholic Womanhood, writer Jennifer Uebbing explains that a common problem in arguing against a redefinition... Read more

National Organization for Marriage rally against same-sex marriage July 28, 2010, in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Minn. redefines marriage despite religious freedom warnings

The state of Minnesota has redefined marriage to include same-sex couples despite concerns over social wellbeing and religious liberty raised... Read more

Archbishop Thomas Wenski preaches the homily at the annual Red Mass for the Miami Catholic Lawyers Guild.

Law must be based in truth, archbishop tells judges

Discussing the push for same-sex “marriage,” Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami told judges and lawyers at the city's 2013... Read more

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Colombian Senate rejects 'gay marriage'

By a vote of 51-17, the Colombian Senate has rejected a bill that would legalize same-sex “marriage” in the country.  Read more

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Nearly 15,000 French mayors will refuse to marry gay couples

A group of at least 14,900 French mayors has said it will not perform “gay marriages,” even if the government... Read more