Redefining Marriage

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Bishop laments 'gay marriage' approval in New Zealand

Archbishop John Dew of Wellington, president of the Bishops’ Conference of New Zealand, has expressed profound sadness over the authorization... Read more

March for Marriage participants outside the Supreme Court in Washington D.C. on March 26, 2013.

Thousands flood DC to stand up for marriage

Citing concerns for the well-being of children and respect for the democratic process, participants in the national March for Marriage... Read more

US Supreme Court

Chief Justice refutes claim that gay lobby is politically powerless

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts suggested that the gay community is so politically powerful that it does not need... Read more

New York State Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr. speaks at the March for Marriage in Washington D.C. on March 26, 2013.

Speakers at marriage rally highlight needs of children, families

Speakers at the national March for Marriage told the crowds gathered in Washington, D.C., that marriage is fundamentally about preserving... Read more

Obama officials, Republican group advocate 'gay marriage'

Both President Barack Obama’s administration and a group of Republican officials have filed briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court calling... Read more

CNA

Over 100,000 march to defend marriage in Puerto Rico

More than 100,000 people gathered outside the Puerto Rican capitol in San Juan on Feb. 18 to support the defense... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI greets the crowd during his trip to Milan for the 7th World Meeting of Families on June 2, 2012.

Vatican official thinks Philadelphia meeting will be key for families

The head of the Vatican council for the family believes that the 2015 gathering in Philadelphia will be an important... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI at an April 2012 audience.

Pope examines society's acceptance of unstable relationships

As he spoke to the Church’s highest court, which often deals with issues related to marriage, Pope Benedict highlighted the... Read more

Cardinal Francis George at the Oct. 2012 Centennial Symposium.

Chicago bishops: 'gay marriage' will have consequences for Illinois

Cardinal Francis George and the six auxiliary bishops of Chicago have warned that a proposal to recognize “gay marriage” in... Read more

A marriage supporter holds a sign at a National Organization for Marriage rally on July 28, 2010, in St. Paul, Minn.

Family advocates pleased Supreme Court will hear marriage cases

Supporters of marriage and family welcomed the Supreme Court’s announcement that it will review both state and federal cases about... Read more

Bill May and his new book "Getting the Marriage Conversation Right: A Guide for Effective Dialogue."

Author says society's marriage discussion must remember children

Catholics seeking to build up a strong culture of marriage must focus on promoting a healthy understanding of it rather... Read more

CNA

Pope urges French Catholics to make voices heard on marriage

As France’s Socialist government pushes to legalize “gay marriage,” Catholics must continue to strongly and consistently bear witness to the... Read more

Cardinal Seán O'Malley speaks about the U.S. election results on Nov. 12, 2012 as Archbishop William Lori looks on.

Church cannot live with contraception mandate, bishops say

In the aftermath of the Nov. 6 elections, the U.S. bishops stressed that they will push ahead with defending religious... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone.

US bishops call for renewed view of marriage in wake of election

The U.S. bishops' leader on defense of marriage issues is calling for prayer and a “renewed culture of marriage” in... Read more

A person casts their ballot.

After marriage setbacks, Catholic leaders disappointed but committed

Despite several narrow defeats at the ballot box on Nov. 6, marriage defenders say they remain dedicated to promoting and... Read more

Rev. William Owens, Sr.

Support for preserving marriage grows in key states

Recent polls show increasing support for marriage being the union of one man and one woman in states that will... Read more

Dr. Pia de Solenni, Ethicist and Moral Theologian.

Washington Catholics say 'gay marriage' backers mislead

A group of Catholic lay leaders in Washington state has asked voters to oppose the state’s “gay marriage” ballot proposal... Read more

CNA

Catholics United urges 'gay marriage' surrender

The group Catholics United, which until now has avoided directly contradicting Catholic teaching in its defense of Democratic political causes,... Read more

Emergency personnel outside of the Family Research Council building after the shooting on Aug 15, 2012.

Family Research Council shooting suspect charged with terrorism

A federal grand jury indicted a 28-year-old Virginia man for “committing an act of terrorism” in connection with the shooting... Read more

Dr. Angela McCaskill.

Employee placed on leave for marriage petition says she was bullied

A university employee who was placed on administration leave said that she has been humiliated and intimidated for her belief... Read more