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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


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

Le Grande Armee gathered in the streets of Paris on March 24, 2013.

Debate, protests mark legalization of gay marriage in France

Apr 23, 2013

After months of debate and massive protests, the National Assembly in France passed President Francois Hollande's “marriage for all” bill... Read more

Wedding rings and Flowers by Alena Kratochvilova (CC0 1.0).

Florist faces second lawsuit over gay wedding refusal

Apr 23, 2013

A florist in Washington is being sued for a second time after choosing not to provide flower arrangements for a... Read more


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

Apr 19, 2013

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


Bishop laments 'gay marriage' approval in New Zealand

Apr 18, 2013

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


French couple claims police violence at marriage march

Apr 4, 2013

A couple in France is reporting acts of violence by police officers against participants in a recent march to defend... Read more

Civil Rights Leaders march from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, 1963. Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration

Study shows African Americans reject civil, gay rights equation

Apr 4, 2013

A new survey of African Americans shows that most disagree with the claim that the effort to promote gay rights... 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

Mar 27, 2013

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

Mar 27, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

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

Mar 27, 2013

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

Pediatricians group accused of ignoring data in endorsing 'gay marriage'

Mar 23, 2013

The American Academy of Pediatrics’ recent support of “gay marriage” is drawing criticism from those who argue that it disregards... Read more


Claims that Pope supported gay civil unions disputed

Mar 22, 2013

The director of the Catholic News Agency of Argentina (AICA) has told CNA that claims of Pope Francis supporting gay civil... Read more

Opening of 57th Session of Commission on Status of Women on March 4, 2013 at UN Headquarters in New York.

Catholic students lobby at UN commission on women

Mar 20, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

Students at Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio worked to educate delegates at a recent United Nations commission about the... Read more

Marriage, Rings.

Poll shows regular Mass attendees oppose 'gay marriage'

Mar 9, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

A majority of Catholics who attend services weekly oppose same-sex “marriage,” according to a poll by Quinnipiac University, even though... Read more

Obama officials, Republican group advocate 'gay marriage'

Feb 28, 2013

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

Hands Together by Vera Kratochvil

Harvard debate stresses meaning, purpose of marriage

Feb 27, 2013

At the heart of the national debate on same-sex unions is a fundamental disagreement on the nature of marriage, said... Read more


Over 100,000 march to defend marriage in Puerto Rico

Feb 21, 2013

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

Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio and Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone.

Archbishops decry military gay benefits plan

Feb 15, 2013

Two U.S. archbishops involved in defense of marriage efforts and the military spoke out against a new Pentagon policy giving... Read more