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Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois.

Illinois bishop to pray publicly in reparation for gay marriage law

Nov 19, 2013

Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois has scheduled prayers of supplication and exorcism as reparation for the state's adoption of... Read more

Bishop James D. Conley in Rome, Italy, May 4, 2012.

Defending marriage is critical for society, Bishop Conley warns

Nov 5, 2013

Warning that a “fierce debate on the future of marriage” is coming to Nebraska, Bishop James Conley of Lincoln emphasized... Read more

Fr. Federico Lombardi in the Vatican Press Office Feb 26, 2013.

Vatican rejects claims of Pope 'polling' Catholics on marriage

Nov 4, 2013

The director of the Holy See press office has clarified that Pope Francis has not presented a questionnaire to Catholics... Read more

Wedding rings.

New Jersey to appeal ruling on 'gay marriage' recognition

Sep 30, 2013

Political leaders in New Jersey have vowed to appeal a judge’s ruling that “gay marriage” must be recognized in the... Read more

Court: Christian photographers cannot refuse gay ceremonies

Aug 26, 2013

The New Mexico Supreme Court has ruled that a small Christian-owned photography business does not have the right to decline... Read more

United States Supreme Court.

Proposition 8 still applies in California, backers say

Jul 16, 2013

Proposition 8 backers have filed a legal brief saying that the ballot measure defining marriage as a union of a... Read more

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane.

Penn. attorney general refuses to defend state marriage law

Jul 13, 2013

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

Carrie Severino. File Photo/CNA.

Panelists predict widespread impact of marriage rulings

Jul 3, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

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

Jul 1, 2013

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

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan.

US bishops: court ruling cannot change essence of marriage

Jun 27, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s rulings on DOMA and Proposition 8, the bishops of the U.S. are calling... Read more

Archbishop Timothy Broglio at Langley Air Force Base, Va on March 13, 2012. USAF photo by Senior Airman Stephanie Rubi.

Marriage ruling raises questions of religious freedom

Jun 27, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

After the Supreme Court narrowly ruled that the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, religious leaders are highlighting the... Read more

Kim Daniels (Left) and Dr. Anne Hendershott.

'Gay marriage' is not inevitable, analysts say

Jun 26, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

Despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on “gay marriage,” experts in law and sociology said they do not believe the... Read more

Rev. William Owens, Sr., president of the Coalition of African-American pastors.

Family advocates say marriage ruling ignores children

Jun 26, 2013

As the Supreme Court handed down its historic rulings on “gay marriage,” an array of family advocates are warning that... Read more

U.S. Supreme Court.

Supreme Court strikes down DOMA, dismisses Prop 8

Jun 26, 2013

By Michelle La Rosa

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act is... Read more

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Columnist examines pitfalls of arguing against 'gay marriage'

May 30, 2013

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

May 14, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

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

Archbishop William Lori.

Second Fortnight for Freedom to highlight marriage, mandate

May 14, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

The U.S. bishops' conference has announced a second Fortnight for Freedom, scheduled for the two weeks leading up to Interdependence... Read more

Bishop Thomas J. Tobin.

Bishop calls for courage as 'gay marriage' passes in RI

May 2, 2013

Bishop Thomas J. Tobin of Providence lamented Rhode Island’s new law recognizing “gay marriage,” using his pastoral letter to call... Read more

St. Joseph's Cathedral in Columbus, Ohio.

Diocese affirms need for Catholic fidelity after teacher fired

Apr 26, 2013

Following controversy over the firing of a Catholic school gym teacher who was in a homosexual relationship, the Diocese of... Read more

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Colombian Senate rejects 'gay marriage'

Apr 25, 2013

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