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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

Pope Francis at the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on June 17, 2015.

Pope Francis reportedly met with Kim Davis, offered support

Sep 30, 2015

By Matt Hadro

Embattled county clerk Kim Davis met with Pope Francis in Washington, D.C. last Thursday, her lawyer has told multiple media... Read more

Colorado court gives no relief to baker who declined to serve gay wedding

Aug 13, 2015

A Colorado baker has lamented the Colorado Court of Appeals’ ruling handed down Thursday that he illegally discriminated when he... Read more

Not a taxing matter? IRS downplays gay marriage religious freedom threats

Aug 8, 2015

Following the Supreme Court decision declaring same-sex civil marriage to be a fundamental right, the Internal Revenue Service said it... 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

US president Barack Obama speaks at Georgetown University, May 12, 2015.

African leaders counter Obama's 'ideological colonization' in Kenya

Jul 28, 2015

U.S. president Barack Obama has come under fire from African politicians and Church leaders after advocating for gay rights in... Read more

Wedding rings.

What happens when clerks object to providing gay marriage licenses?

Jul 9, 2015

By Matt Hadro

After the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, some county clerks have voiced religious objections to issuing marriage licenses to same-sex... Read more

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Australia's bishops reaffirm marriage – and get reported to government

Jul 8, 2015

By Kevin J. Jones

In a recent pastoral letter on marriage, Australia’s Catholic bishops reaffirmed Catholic teaching. And one of the bishops has countered... Read more

CatholicVote says controversial video sparked outpouring of thanks

Jul 2, 2015

After last week's Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, one Catholic group released a short video on tolerance – a... Read more

Religious liberty supporters outside the Supreme Court building in Washington D.C., June 26, 2015.

Marriage has had its day at Court, but religious freedom could soon follow

Jun 27, 2015

By Adelaide Mena, Matt Hadro

Friday’s Supreme Court ruling against the traditional understanding of marriage may pose huge obstacles to the free exercise of religion... Read more

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US bishops encourage Catholics to maintain witness to the truth of marriage

Jun 26, 2015

By Adelaide Mena, Matt Hadro

Catholics are called to witness to the truth of marriage despite the Supreme Court of the United States recognizing a... Read more

Breaking: Supreme Court redefines marriage throughout US (Updated)

Jun 26, 2015

In a wide-reaching decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has declared that same-sex “marriage” is a constitutional right and that states... Read more

U.S. Supreme Court.

Ahead of Supreme Court marriage decision, states act to protect religious freedom

Jun 16, 2015

By Matt Hadro

As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to deliver a ruling that could lead to sweeping changes in the definition of... Read more

A 'reality check' for Ireland's Church – gay marriage vote both challenge and invitation

May 25, 2015

By Ann Schneible

The Christian message can't be shaken by a national vote, but Ireland’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage is forcing Catholic... Read more

Newly married couples at St. Peter's Square awaiting to be blessed by Pope Francis, May 6, 2015.

Ahead of Ireland's marriage referendum, Dublin archbishop looks to Pope Francis

May 7, 2015

Both Pope Francis’ clear affirmation of marriage as a union of a man and a woman and his efforts to... Read more

Wedding rings.

Scholars: No legal right to 'gay marriage' in Constitution

Apr 27, 2015

By Matt Hadro

There is no legal right to “gay marriage” in the Constitution, legal experts asserted, and the Supreme Court should not... Read more

Dolce & Gabbana store front via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).

'Family is not a fad': Dolce & Gabbana spark firestorm in backing traditional marriage

Mar 16, 2015

By Elise Harris, Ann Schneible

Creators of the luxury Italian fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana sparked global controversy over the weekend after coming out in... Read more

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Big business overreach? Corporations push Supreme Court to legalize 'gay marriage'

Mar 8, 2015

By Matt Hadro

With the Supreme Court set to rule on a potentially far-reaching marriage case this summer, several hundred corporations are pushing... Read more

Alabama Supreme Court building.

Alabama Supreme Court orders halt on 'gay marriage' licenses

Mar 4, 2015

The Alabama Supreme Court on Tuesday night halted the illegal distribution of marriage licenses to people of the same sex,... Read more

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Why a new State Department position could spell trouble for religious liberty

Feb 26, 2015

By Matt Hadro

The State Department’s new LGBT special envoy will promote human rights abroad but could also pose a serious threat to... Read more