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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

"Wall Street."

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

Rainbow Flag.

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

United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

Paraguay archbishop to UN: stop pushing abortion, gay marriage

Feb 26, 2015

Archbishop Edmundo Valenzeula of Asuncion, Paraguay is demanding that U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon – who is visiting the... Read more

A UK bishop's plea: speak up on marriage before it's too late

Feb 25, 2015

Inside a small English church dedicated to St. Columba, a congregation of Catholics gathered, sitting in the midst of 2,500... Read more

Barronnelle Stutzman, whose business and home are threatened after she declined to arrange flowers for a same-sex wedding.

Grandmother, florist may lose her business and home for declining gay wedding

Feb 20, 2015

By Mary Farrow

If you walk into Barronelle Stutzman’s floral business, you’re probably going to get a hug. She puts her heart into... Read more

Federalism, same-sex marriage, and what a bishop has to say about it

Feb 16, 2015

By Matt Hadro

The head of the U.S. bishops’ marriage committee is backing new legislation that thwarts the federal government from bypassing state... Read more

US Capitol building.

The irony in anti-discrimination – why Catholic bishops won't back ENDA

Feb 5, 2015

By Matt Hadro

Even with religious freedom provisions added, LGBT discrimination laws are unlikely to draw support from Catholic bishops because they could... Read more

'No compromise' – Catholics, evangelicals unite on marriage

Jan 27, 2015

A coalition of Catholic and Protestant leaders has united to call all Christians to an unwavering defense of the truth... Read more

Pope Francis at the Encounter with Families in Manila, Jan. 16, 2015.

What threatens families? Redefining marriage, Pope says

Jan 16, 2015

Warning that “every threat to the family is a threat to society itself,” Pope Francis called on the people of... Read more

Pope Francis at an Oct. 25, 2014 audience with Schoenstatt movement.

'What is being proposed is not marriage' – Pope calls for defense of family

Oct 26, 2014

By Elise Harris

In an audience with members of an international Marian movement, Pope Francis warned that the sacrament of marriage has been... Read more

Donald and Evelyn Knapp at the Hitching Post Wedding Chapel in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Photo courtesy of Alliance Defending Freedom.

Christian ministers told to perform gay 'weddings' or face jail time

Oct 20, 2014

Two Christian ministers in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, could face legal punishment or be forced to sell their nearly 100-year-old wedding... Read more

Priests in favor of 'gay marriage' spark controversy in Chile

Oct 14, 2014

The secular press in Chile is defending three priests who have come out in support of ‘gay marriage’ and is... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Here's why Church teaching on 'gay marriage' did not change today

Oct 13, 2014

By Mary Farrow

The Catholic blogosphere exploded Monday after the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops released a document summarizing last week’s discussion.    Read more

U.S. Supreme Court.

'Decisive' role of marriage in focus as Court declines cases

Oct 6, 2014

The Supreme Court’s decision not to review defense of marriage appeals by five states has been met with disappointment, along... Read more

Bishop, canonist: Gay unions among sins barring Communion

Sep 25, 2014

By Matt Hadro

The denial of Holy Communion to a same-sex couple who obtained a marriage license is in line with broader Church... Read more

Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans says Mass.

La. bishop applauds marriage ruling, commits to LGBT ministry

Sep 4, 2014

By Matt Hadro

Following a judge's Wednesday ruling upholding a Louisiana amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman, New Orleans'... Read more